John Frederick Kirk

KIRK, John Frederick Richard

It is with a heavy heart that we mark the passing of John Frederick Richard Kirk, also know as “jack the old man”. Jack saw his last sunrise at the age of 94 on the morning of May 1st 2013. We believe he died of a broken heart after his sweetie passed only 6 weeks prior,whom he had just celebrated a 40 year marriage together,….. he couldn’t live without her.

Jack was born in England and immigrated to Canada with his father in his childhood days. He joined the airforce where he worked as an airforce mechanic thru out the war and on for 25 years. He later found himself owning and working at the Wells Gray hotel which is where he met Elsie and her two boys. They eventually moved to the Island and bought the Black Creek Miracle drive in theatre. Jack really was a “jack of all trades”. Not only did Jack build their homes and take on various jobs for friends surveying, he always had a “honey do list” as long as his arm.

Jack was a good man, a gentleman, and a hardworking man. He leaves behind two step sons,Cam (and Michele) Jones and Mark (and Lisa)Jones as well as 3 granddaughters and 3 great grandchildren. Not to mention a few very, very dear friends. He is missed immensely.

We will be holding a service in his honour at 11am Saturday July 6. in the Piercy’s funeral home at 440 England Ave. Courtenay B.C. Also there will be a potluck BBQ at the Kirk residence after the service so please come join us to raise a “drinky pooh” for Jack and hear some wonderful stories. Tents and campers welcome.


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