Michael Birkby

Michael Birkby

1940 - 2022

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Mike farmed his entire life in Harwich Township.  This was what he loved to do.  He also loved to keep his eyes open for his next tractor purchase and if there was a Massey for sale somewhere he knew where it was.  His love of vehicles and Ford trucks was also a known hobby.  Back in the day he would be seen driving around checking out his crops with his good friends JD and Ed Smith. 

He will be forever missed by his cousin/nephew and daily caregiver Brent Birkby (Kim), cousins Penny (Ed Smith) all from Chatham, Linda and George Vandenburg and family and special grandchildren Mike Birkby (Leah) and their boys who he enjoyed their visits when home from Texas,  Scott Birkby (Nicole), Michelle Roy (Dave), David Smith (Nicole) and their boys who Mike enjoyed their frequent visits and help when needed.  He will also be missed by his good friends Anivel Decosta, John Derksen and family and Joe Roesch. 

Born in Chatham, son of the late Mary (Holloran) and Michael Birkby.

Mike was also a lifetime member of St. Joseph’s Parish, Chatham. 

Friends and relatives may visit at Hinnegan-Peseski Funeral Home, 156 William St. S. Chatham (519-352-5120) on Tuesday April 26, 2022 from 7 – 9 pm.  

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday April 27, 2022 at 10:00 AM in St. Joseph’s Church.  

Burial will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery with his parents.

Donations to Heart and Stroke or Charity of your Choice would be appreciated.



7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Hinnegan Peseski Funeral Home
156 William St. S.
Chatham, Ontario, Canada

Funeral Mass

10:00 am
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
St. Joseph's Church
180 Wellington St. West
Chatham, Ontario, Canada


St. Anthony's Cemetery
Maple Leaf Drive
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
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