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ROSS KIRK
1944 - 2021

Ross Kirk died peacefully on August 31, 2021, at Health Sciences Centre, with family by his side.
He was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Edna Kirk, and is survived by his brother Brian and wife Barbara and their sons, James (Rebecca), Graham (Shannon), and Andrew (Kristy), his brother Bruce and his wife Karen and her sons, David (Melissa) and Stephen, and eight great-nephews and nieces.
He is also survived by his stepchildren, Alan Olson (Carolann), grandchildren, Samantha and Evan (Jenna) and Cheryl MacMillan (Ron), grandchildren, Richard Beckwith, Jessica Trinder (Chris) and Steven (Anne) Beckwith; (great-grandchildren, Emily, Cassidy and Nicholas Trinder).
Ross was a very serious person with a very definite idea of right and wrong, and there was little, if any, "gray" in his life. He had a strong sense of family and was generous to his nephews, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also felt he had a responsibility to the larger community and gave blood many times, gave generously of his time in visiting shut-ins, and donated regularly to many charities. He had many friendships, some that lasted from childhood, and they all remember him fondly.
A private family service will be held on September 11, 2021.
The family would like to express their deep appreciation for the care Ross received from the staff at CancerCare Manitoba, and the palliative care staff at Health Sciences Centre.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Ross' name to CancerCare Manitoba, the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Blood Services Agency.

KLASSEN FUNERAL HOME
204-338-0331
Condolences may be sent to
www.klassenfuneralhome.com


Publish Date: Sep 11, 2021

ROSS KIRK
1944 - 2021

Ross Kirk died peacefully on August 31, 2021 at Health Sciences Centre, with family by his side.
He was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Edna Kirk and is survived by his brother Brian and wife Barbara and their sons, James (Rebecca), Graham (Shannon) and Andrew (Kristy); his brother Bruce and his wife Karen and her sons, David (Melissa) and Stephen and eight great-nephews and nieces.
He is also survived by his step-children, Alan Olson (Carolann); grandchildren, Samantha and Evan (Jenna) and Cheryl MacMillan (Ron); grandchildren, Richard, Jessica Trinder (Chris) and Steven (Anne); great-grandchildren, Emily, Cassidy and Nicholas Trinder.
Ross was a very serious person with a very definite idea of right and wrong, and there was little if any "gray" in his life. He had a strong sense of family and was generous to his nephews, his grandchildren and great- grandchildren. He also felt he had a responsibility to the larger community and gave blood many times, gave generously of his time in visiting shut-ins and donated regularly to many charities. He had many friendships, some that lasted from childhood, and they all remember him fondly.
A private family service will be held on September 11, 2021.
The family would like to express their deep appreciation for the care Ross received from the staff at CancerCare Manitoba and the palliative care staff at Health Sciences Center.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Ross' name to CancerCare, the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Blood Services Agency.

KLASSEN FUNERAL HOME
204-338-0331
Condolences may be sent to
www.klassenfuneralhome


Publish Date: Sep 9, 2021

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 09, 2021, Sep 11, 2021

Condolences & Memories (8 entries)

  • I had the privilege of working with Ross at the WCB. He was a brilliant man who took incredible pride in his work and in making sure things were done correctly. He had the most incredible whit and wonderful smile when you could finally get him to crack one. I will always remember him in the lunch room getting his cup of soup ready every day and sharing a joke. He had a kindness that I will always remember. I was so sorry to hear of his passing and am sending warm thoughts of peace to his family and friends. Rest well Ross - truly, we lost one of the good ones. - Posted by: Michelle Brunette (Co-worker) on: Oct 03, 2021

  • In his youth he was a very cool, good looking in a rock star way bass guitar player. Fun person to have known. My Thoughts and prayers are with his extended family. - Posted by: Linda Anderson (Friedan) (Friend) on: Sep 13, 2021

  • Sad to hear - Posted by: Gordon cherepak (Friend) on: Sep 12, 2021

  • Ross and I have been friends since high school when we played together in the Sceptres, a 5 piece rock band. Ross was the coolest guy in the band, by a long shot. And very musical, too. He had a life long love for music of all kinds, but it all started with Bill Black's Combo, the Ventures and early rock guitarists. Over the years we all kept in touch no matter how far apart we may have lived. He was a kind, thoughtful and loyal friend. - Posted by: Ron Lowe (Friend) on: Sep 11, 2021

  • So sorry to hear about the passing of Ross. He was truly a special person. I very much enjoyed working with him. He was a serious and detailed oriented person which meant that he would take additional time to ensure he had all necessary information to make proper decisions with regards to his work. I knew I could always count on him to find information related to various topics previously discussed or documented. May you Rest In Peace 🙏 - Posted by: Anne-Marie Belisle (Former coworker) on: Sep 10, 2021

  • So saddened to hear about Ross. I worked with and was always within earshot of Ross for a couple of decades at WCB. My condolences to his family. He was a quiet, private man of impeccable character. I very much appreciated his kindness, assistance and camaraderie. Ross was very witty and shared many anecdotes with me over the years. I will remember him fondly and continue to recite his many jokes and repeat his gestures that always made me laugh. I know he will be missed. - Posted by: Lorelei Wojcik (Former Coworker) on: Sep 10, 2021

  • I am so sorry about Ross. We worked together at the WCB for many years and he had a special place in my heart. We had many conversations about football, especially when the Bombers were playing the Riders, so I will take a moment this weekend to remember him fondly. Rest in peace my friend. - Posted by: Jennifer Willems (Former Coworker) on: Sep 09, 2021

  • I had the opportunity to work with Ross for many years at the WCB both as a coworker and as his leader. I always enjoyed working with Ross and missed him greatly when he retired. My condolences on his passing. The world has lost someone special. - Posted by: Dennis Yaremkewich (Former coworker ) on: Sep 09, 2021

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