KIRK – Jack (John William)

November 3, 1913 – October 9, 2007

With deep sadness, we bring the news of Jack’s death. A beloved husband, father, and friend, he cherished his life in BC, moving here during his teens from his birthplace of Burdett, Alta. For years following his overseas service and graduation in commerce from UBC, Jack pursued a career in logging equipment sales, travelling up and down the Fraser Canyon. A great storyteller, he had many tales from his time on the road and from his earlier days in the Yukon gold dredges. During the later years, happily ensconced on Menzies Mountain, he took care of the farm and drove around on his tractor, often toasting the day’s end with a glass of red wine. He is loved and missed by is wife Jean (Nelson), daughter Laura, former wife Mirjam, sister-in-law Lynn and her family, six stepchildren, numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, cousins, and friends. A memorial service is planned for Saturday, October 20, 2007 at 1 pm at the Hammond United Church, 11391 Dartford Street (off 207 and Lougheed Hwy), Maple Ridge, BC. Reception to follow at the church hall.

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