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Born: Dec 12, 1952

Date of Passing: Jul 09, 2017

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KIRK RANDOLF KENNEDY December 12, 1952 - July 9, 2017 Sadly Kirk Kennedy of Winnipeg, MB, passed away peacefully on July 9, 2017 at the age of 64, with his daughter Marcia Hawkins by his side. At the young age of just 13, Kirk began his working career with Dominion Grocery Stores of Canada. His position of Cart Clerk helped to cement his career in both the grocery and produce Retail and Wholesale food markets. From Dominion to Wiebe's Foods, Crescent Fruits, Garden Grove Distributions and finally Fluey Trading, there are few people in the food service industry in Winnipeg who didn't know and respect his hard work ethic, quick wit and helpful personality. Described by many as a true gentleman, there wasn't anything that Kirk wouldn't do for his friends and especially his family. His intrepid spirit has taken him on many adventures through the years. Downhill skiing, remote control airplane flying, wind-surfing, and skydiving were just some of his many passions. As Dad was fond of saying "Every day is a new adventure". Kirk is survived by his daughter Marcia, and his cherished granddaughters Shaelyn and Adria, son-in-law Mark of Winnipeg, brother Brad (Debbie) Kennedy of Teulon, MB, mother Pat Laine of Calgary, AB, sister Robin (Wayne) Crawford of Calgary and brother Darcy Laine of Calgary. Kirk also leaves to mourn first wife/friend Cheryl Kennedy/Tenold of Weyburn, SK, and special friend Barbara Shindruk of Winnipeg, MB along with many other family members and friends too numerous to list. It is Kirk's wishes that there be no funeral. Cremation has taken place with his ashes to be attended to by his daughter and granddaughters at a later time. The family would like to thank the nurses at the Concordia Hospital Oncology Ward for their tender care in his final days.

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 15, 2017

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • So sad to hear about Kirk. Kirk was my favorite store manager of my 49 years in the grocery business. I worked with Kirk at the Main Street, Southdale, and Unicity Dominion Stores. I would like to think that I contributed to his hair turning white when I was robbed at Dominion Unicity. I remember him saying "Tumber, what have you gotten me into now" I remember one of his many sayings was Hurray Hurray first of May outdoor -------- starts today. We hadn't seen each other in years, but I am so grateful that I phoned him a few months back to ask him how he was doing when I heard of his cancer. I will miss him on facebook. Cam Tumber - Posted by: Cam Tumber (Friend and employee) on: Jul 19, 2017

  • I grew up in Brooklands. Moved there in 1959.Kirk and I went to the same school.For a few years we shared the same class rooms together.He has always been a very easy going person and so easy to get along with. Im proud to say he was a friend.We Had not seen each other probably around 35 or 40 years. We found each other on Facebook.That was such a good thing to happen. Then in 2012 I turned 60.To my surprise Kirk came to my birthday party where we spent a couple of hrs just catching up and reminiscing. He was a great person, friend dad uncle and all around man. He we'll be missed by many. RIP my friend and God bless. With love your friend Dwight - Posted by: Dwight Flamand () on: Jul 18, 2017

  • Kirk and I were in the same class for history and had Mr. Froese in high school at Brooklands Collegiate Institute which has since been torn down, and we would watch LAUGH-IN and re-enact the skit where Arte Johnson is the old man and Ruth Buzzi was the older lady on the park bench. Arte would say ""DO YOU BELIEVE IN THE HERE-AFTER, AND Ruth would say OF COURSE I DO, AND then Arte would sneak closer to hug her and he would say '''WELL, I GUESS YOU KNOW WHAT I AM HERE AFTER AND THEN LAUGH A DIRTY LITTLE LAUGH"" We did that so many times that there were threats to throw us out of class but all the kids in the class loved it, so we continued the skit the whole school year. Just saw a half hour show about Laugh-In last week and it showed that skid and I mentioned it to my husband and how much we drove the teacher nuts with doing this every week...R.I.P. KIRK, YOU WERE A GOOD CLASS-MATE AND ALSO A GOOD NEIGHBOR ALONG WITH YOUR BROTHER BRAD. Sending loving wishes to Brad and the family as you go through this difficult time as Kirk has been called home way too early. Will always think of you and remember you with love. Dianne - Posted by: Dianne Mandryk Spry (SCHOOL FRIEND/NEIGHBOR) on: Jul 17, 2017

  • Kirk and I are related through his grandparents: Matt and May Kennedy. I knew him as a little boy and then we worked in the same mall (Garden City shopping centre). He worked at Dominion Stores and I worked across the hall at Shopper's Drug Mart. That is where he met his first wife Cheryl. Cheryl and I worked together at Shopper's Drug Mart. I remember him as being lots of fun. He had a great sense of humour and always say the positive in all life events. Rest in peace Kirk. You passed away all too young. - Posted by: Dianne Kennedy (distant relative) on: Jul 15, 2017

  • Kirk was always a man of his word, kind, compassionate and always willing to help whenever possible. He will be missed by those that had the chance of getting to know him, my thoughts are with his daughter and granddaughters that was his world..................He always said nobody puts Baby in the corner, sending my love to you 3 - Posted by: Joyce McGregor (family friend) on: Jul 15, 2017

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