David Anath Biro went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at the age of 81 years. He was born on July 17, 1937 in Blue, Ontario. Dave will be sadly missed by his loving wife Connie of 55 years; and their four children, Terri Lee, Tim (Tammy), Tom (Chilli), Tania (Ken); ten grandchildren Vance Biro, Samantha Biro, Steven Jardine (Tara), Steffani (Kyle) Friesen, North Biro (Cheyanne), Shelby Biro, Melvin Biro, Erin Biro, Kaitlin Malterer, Kristofer Malterer. Three great grandchildren Hayden Jardine, Camryn & Brooklyn Martinez. Papa will be missed. Also left to mourn are his brothers and sisters, Marg MacMillan, Ruth Galbraith, Becky Kenny (Brent), Sam Biro (Donna), Dan Biro; sister-in-law Florence Poster, numerous nieces and nephew’s as well as many dear friends.
I was born on the day of our Lord, on JULY 17th, 1937, in a little log cabin on the edge of the wilderness surrounding LAKE of the WOODS, in south-western Ontario, near the town of Rainey River. My father had been given a plot of a few acres of land in the corner of a quarter section owned by a relative of my mother. There, the family, which consisted of Mother, Father, and 2 older brothers and 3 older sisters, lived in a small log cabin.
The family move to a farm in Murillo Ontario, where Dave attended the rural school and the later highschool in Fort William On (Thunder Bay)
He was a welder by trade, had his own business, then later he taught Welding at Red Deer College for 20 years. Upon his retirement he took up many hobbies.
He loved golfing, fishing, & hunting. Had many great times with his friends. He joined the Lacombe Lapidary club and started collecting rocks. Then went on to join the Calgary Faceters club and learnt how to facet gemstones. His passion was being able to teach others how to facet and see them accomplish a finished stone. He also joined the woodworkers club, and the Gold Panners. He had a few trips out panning for gold.
Dave loved being with his family and taking camping trips to various areas. Also traveling to Thunder Bay, Ontario to visit family and his life long school buddy. Then to BC to see more family and friends.
He loved hosting his corn roasts over the open fire pit in the fall along with family, friends and good music for all to enjoy.
Special thanks to the Lacombe Palliative Care nurses, and Dr. Darnell for their excellent care and compassion. In lieu of flowers and cards, memorial donations in Dave’s honour may be directed to Lacombe Handicraft & Lapidary Guild www.afrc.ca/lacombe.htm, or Special Olympics Red Deer www.specialolympics.ca.
Services will be held at a later date and will be announced when planned.