November 14, 1967 – November 2, 2023
at the age of 55 years:
Kirk passed away quietly, in the loving company of his partner Wendy and his beloved dog Buddy, after being presented with the many challenges of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) and COPD.
He is survived by his children, Damien and Rachel Birdsey and their mother Kelly Haluska, Sebastian and Nathaniel Birdsey and their mother Marissa. His siblings, Wendy, Suzan, Jill Barber, Kevin and their children and grandchildren. Brothers-in-law Bruce Barber and William Bailey. He is predeceased by his parents Syd and Reta.
Kirk grew up in St. Davids with his parents and siblings doing all the things that kids did in St. Davids back then, tobogganing and skating, dirt biking, playing sports and hiking on the Bruce Trail with his Dad. He excelled in whatever he did, especially sports. His love of music, and playing the drums in several bands toured him around the country. He was a passionate collector of Coca-Cola memorabilia.
Kirk made immediate connections with everyone he met, with his kind words, big smile and infectious laugh. After schooling he apprenticed in construction and as a stone mason mainly working with granite in the monument business. He took those skills with him when he moved to Sicamous, BC where he started his own business creating and restoring monuments. He fell in love with the natural beauty and resources of Sicamous and spent much time boating, golfing and riding his motorcycle.
His enthusiasm for life will be missed by family and friends alike.
Take your time, don’t live too fast. Troubles will come and they will pass. “Lynyrd Sknyrd”