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JAY PAUL DIRKS On Monday, August 27, 2012, Jay Paul Dirks of Winnipeg, MB was taken home to be with the Lord after a six-month fight with cancer, at Bethesda Hospital in Steinbach, at the age of 29. Jay was born in Steinbach on July 25, 1983. He spent his summers growing up at Red Rock Bible Camp and continued on as staff. Jay was most known for his voice. He belonged to various choirs including: Eastman Youth Choir, Prairie Voices, Providence College, National Youth Chorus, University of Manitoba, Gilbert and Sullivan and many more. Jay attended the University of Manitoba and was to finish his second degree in Education this year. Jay will be remembered always and missed dearly. He is survived by his lovely wife Melissa Gayle Dirks (Yorke), parents Cliff and Iris Dirks, grandparents Malinda Dirks, Walter and Margret Reimer, his sister Robin Dirks Pay, her husband Erick and their children Kian and Keira, his brother Wren Dirks and his wife Renata Dirks and their daughter Sophia. Uncles, aunts, cousins, and many close friends were blessed by Jay touching their lives. A viewing will be held at Fort Garry Mennonite Brethren Church, 1771 Pembina Hwy. in Winnipeg on Friday, August 31 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be held Saturday, September 1 at 10:00 a.m. at the same location. Immediate family will attend the interment with a reception to follow at Fort Garry Mennonite Brethren Church. Donations may be made at any Steinbach Credit Union Branch in Winnipeg or Steinbach. Cheques can be made out to the account name Jay Dirks in Trust . Arrangements by BIRCHWOOD FUNERAL CHAPEL 1-204-346-1030 OR 1-888-454-1030
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on August 30, 2012
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