Criddle, Bertha 'Birdie'

Birdie Criddle passed away peacefully at the Meaford Long Term Care Centre on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at the age of 80.

Born in Collingwood on May 22, 1941, Birdie was a daughter of the late Wesley and Violet (nee Mitchell) Dean.

She was predeceased by her husband Lockie Criddle.

Birdie was the mother of Richard, Paul and Tom.

She was the much loved sister of Marjorie Dorey (Larry Cando) and Bob Dean (Margaret), and was predeceased by her brother Kenneth Dean and sister Pearl Dale. Birdie will be remembered fondly by her many nieces, nephews and their families.

Life wasn’t always easy for Birdie but she had a heart of gold and was very much a giver not a taker.

There will be a private family service at Ferguson Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 with interment following at Thornbury-Clarksburg Union Cemetery.

As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Meaford Nursing Home Auxiliary, where Birdie received excellent care, would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON   N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted.


Private Family Arrangements

Donations: Meaford Nursing Home Auxiliary (cheques only please)
Make a donation in memory of Bertha 'Birdie' Criddle

Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Mary Solomon
    Thursday, July 15, 2021

    Evie and I are so sorry to hear about Birdie. We had so much fun writing letters back and forth during covid. We loved her smile.

  2. Ann Jarvis
    Thursday, July 15, 2021

    Jobe, grandson and I are sad to read of Birdie’s passing. I am so glad that I spoke to her by phone recently. I know that she loved all her family. Birdie had a great sense of humour and was kind to everyone.
    Ann Jarvis

  3. Jayne Clark
    Friday, July 16, 2021

    I am deeply saddened to hear of Birdie’s passing. When I managed New Orleans Pizza 10 years ago, Birdie came to the store twice a week to volunteer. She always put a huge smile on my face when she came. Always willing to help. May God bless her on her new journey. RIP Birdie xoxo

  4. Jo-Ann Devlin
    Friday, July 16, 2021

    Condolences to Birdie’s sons and family. You were all very important to and much Loved by Birdie. Birdie was a very generous woman, wanting to make the people around her smile. I hope you have endless access to Timmies and the best linen stores!

  5. Betty Hall/ Kaus
    Friday, July 16, 2021

    So very sorry to hear of Bertha ( Birdie ). She use to come out bowling on Mondays with the Community Living group. She was quiet but boy when she got strikes, the smile on her face said it all!! My sincere thoughts go out to her family & everyone that knew Birdie.

  6. Evelyn Luongo
    Wednesday, July 21, 2021

    Our condolences to the family and friends of Bertha. So sorry for your loss.

  7. Brenda Powell
    Thursday, July 22, 2021

    So Sorry to hear of Bertha’s passing. Bertha thought the world of her family and had a heart of gold. She always wanted to go shopping and buy people items. Her smile and kindness will be missed! Brenda Powell

  8. Amanda, Ian & Uilleam Thomson
    Saturday, July 24, 2021

    So sorry to hear about Bertha’s passing! She will be deeply missed. She loved buying her friends & family gifts, playing cards, working at the pizza place to cleaning toys for the kids. Her smile would light up a room when she walked in! It was a pleasure to know her and she will be deeply missed. Rest In Peace Birdie ❤️

  9. Wayne
    Sunday, August 1, 2021

    Marjorie, all the best at this sad time.

    Wayne Reekie and family


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