Kirk, John

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of John Dale Kirk, 65, of Fort Frances, Ont., on Friday, April 8, 2016, with his family by his side, at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.
John was born March 21, 1951 in Fort Frances to the late Earl Sr. and Vivian Kirk.
John was united in marriage to Diny Kirk on Nov. 15, 1980, who predeceased him on Nov. 27, 2014.
He also was predeceased by his parents, Earl Sr. and Vivian Kirk; and brother, Earl Kirk Jr.
John worked for Armstrong construction before moving on to become a custodian at the Catholic school board until retirement.
John enjoyed his time outdoors and the company of family. Boating, fishing, and being at the cabin were his favourite things to do.
John has departed us to enjoy the companionship of his soulmate, Diny Kirk.
John is survived by his son, Kristopher (Leah) Kirk of Thunder Bay, Ont., and daughter, Lindsay (Richard) Ivanowich of Fort Frances, Ont.
Also surviving are four grandchildren whom he loved and cherished, Delcie Ivanowich, and Liam, Mikaela, and Madison Kirk.
He also leaves to mourn his brother, Ray (Linda) Kirk; sister, Anne (Delbert) Deschamps; sister-in-law, Sandy (Gord); Alan (Shawn); as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
A private ceremony to celebrate John’s life will be held at a later date.
The honourary pallbearers will be all his family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, in memoriam donations may be made to the Fort Frances Community Chest c/o Green Funeral Home, P.O. Box 427, Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3M8.
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