In memory of

Richard Miller Bird

August 22, 1938 -  June 9, 2021

Passed away suddenly on Wednesday June 9, 2021 at the age of 82. He will be deeply missed by his loving wife Marcia, his family (Paul, Sandra, Marta, Abbey) and his grandchildren (Austin, Spenser, Jack, James, Rose). At his request, a private family service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations to Doctors without Borders would be greatly appreciated.


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William Crawford (Friend and client of Abbey Bird)

Entered June 12, 2021 from Toronto

My condolences to the family on your loss.

Scott Wilkie (Friend)

Entered June 12, 2021

I would like to express my sincere condolences to Richard's family and to say how sad I am to learn of his passing. Richard was, and I will say is and will continue to be, a good friend, a colleague, and an inspiration whose inflfuence on my professional life and outlook and indeed my outlook on "life" has been profound. I will miss our conversations even as infrequent as they were, but that said I will not cease to think of him and in that way continue those interactions. Also, it must be said that in his typical self-effacing and understated ways, he enriched the world in ways that many do not know, as one of very few leaders in public finance and development economics, and fiscal and tax policy. We have all benefited from his legacy for some time and that will continue. Sincerely, Scott Wilkie

Cloughley Family (Friends)

Entered June 12, 2021 from Unionville

Paul, Sandra and Jamie,

So sorry to hear about your loss. Know that we're thinking about you during this difficult time.

Steve Bates (Friend of Abbey)

Entered June 12, 2021 from Oakville

Abbey, so sorry to hear about your loss. Though I only met your father once, he struck me as a man of much character, I instantly took a liking to him. You are in our thoughts
Corry and Steve

Roni MacPhee (Friend of Abbey Bird)

Entered June 12, 2021 from Toronto

Condolences to you and family Abbey. Thinking of you


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