Burgess (Bird) Newman

was born on January 21st, 1950 in Vancouver, B.C. and passed away peacefully with his family by his side on July 1st, 2012 in Vernon, B.C. after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. Bird will be lovingly remembered by his son; Dempsey (Tia) Newman, his daughter; Courtney (Chad) Niehaus, a trusted friend and mother of his children; Wendy and her partner; Doug, his half-brother; Graham Newman along with nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends. Bird was preceded in death by his parents; Bernie and Thelma Newman and his brother; Paul Newman.

Bird was a free spirit who loved traveling and exploring other countries. He played the drums for many years and had a passion for playing and listening to music as well as hanging out with his friends and enjoying a few beers. He was a good friend to many and a great father to his children whom he loved dearly.

Cremation preceded a Celebration Of Bird’s Life which will be held at Bethel Funeral Chapel on Monday, July 16th, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Dale Jukes officiating.

As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Bird to the North Okanagan Hospice Society 3506 27th Ave., Vernon, B.C. V1T 1S4

Funeral arrangements have been made with


5605 27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5

(250) 542-1187

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