Charles Reginald "Reg" Firby


FIRBY, Charles Reginald "Reg"...

Surrounded by family on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at Parkwood Institute, Charles Reginald "Reg" Firby in his 97th year. Beloved husband of Joyce M. (Whitehouse) Firby. Loving father to five wonderful children, Linda (Chris), Jo-Ann (Collin), Gary (Robyne), Kenneth (Cheryl) and Douglas (Vicky). Missed by sisters Kathleen Chamberlain, Pauline Paterson, Ruby Silcox, and sister-in-law Chris. Loved and missed by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Kenneth and Grace Firby, brother Donald and his brothers-in-law Carl, Bill and Bob. Reg met Joyce Whitehouse in England during the war where he was a member of the RCAF 423 Squadron Coastal Command and the two were married August 4, 1945. He was a long time employee of Ontario Hydro and for many years served as the chief steward of the union. Reg was extremely involved in his community as a charter member of Owen Sound Roxy Little Theatre, President of Owen Sound Kinsmen Club, coaching minor sports in Owen Sound. He remained an avid golfer, especially after moving back to London. The family wishes to thank the staff at Parkwood on 2 Perth for their compassionate and loving care of Reg over the period of his residency there. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. The family would appreciate any donations in memory of Reg to go to Parkwood Hospital - 2 Perth c/o St. Joseph's Health Care Foundation, PO Box 5777 STN B, London, ON N6A 4V2 or Alzheimer's Society of London and Middlesex, 435 Windermere Rd, London, ON N5X 2T1. Arrangements entrusted with A. Millard George Funeral Home, 519-433-5184. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at