September 24, 1937 – May 8, 2016
at the age of 78 years
Memorial Service, Saturday, May 14, 2016, 1:00 p.m., Fischer’s Funeral Services, 4060 1st Ave. SW, Salmon Arm
It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Floyd William Kirk on May 8th, at the age of 78. Floyd was born in rural eastern Saskatchewan on September 24, 1937. Floyd married Margaret Burrows in Adelaide, Australia in 1969.
Floyd was the eldest of three boys. Raised on the farm, turkeys and crops kept him busy into his adult life until he, his wife & daughter moved into Regina and Floyd began his long career as a machinist. In 1977 the family moved to Salmon Arm to be closer to his aging parents who had retired to Summerland a few years earlier. Floyd worked for Newnes Machine for more than 25 years. Upon retirement Floyd continued to do some part time work and volunteered with the Salmon Arm Citizen’s Patrol, the men’s woodworking group at Bastion Place, and the ESL program at Okanagan College to name a few.
Floyd was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease which would eventually make it difficult for him to manage on his own so in the fall of 2013 he moved into Hillside Village, residing there until is passing. The family would like to thank the staff of Hillside Village, especially those of Cottage 5, for their care of Floyd over the past couple of years.
Floyd is survived by his daughter Maree (Brad) Cowell, grandson’s Andrew & Ryan Cowell, brother Bryan (Reta) Kirk, sister-in-law Bev Kirk and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Margaret in 2004 and his brother Neil Kirk in 2008.
Maree, Brad and family my condolences on the passing of your father. I have many memories of Floyd as a neighbor in Saskatchewan and again in Salmon Arm. I wish you the best in your time of sorrow.
Brian, Irene and Family
Maree, Brad and family. I wish to extend my condolences to you and your family. I have fond memories of Floyd from the many years he was a neighbor both on our family farm in Saskatchewan and later as a neighbor in Salmon Arm. I wish the best for you as you move forward from this moment.
Brian Maurer & family
Maree, Brad, Andrew, Ryan, Bryan, Reta and Bev; to all of you, our thoughts a prayers are with you at this sad time. I’m sorry we can’t be with you and give you each a ‘Big Hug’. Blessings as you share many memories of a very special man. Love to you all.
Wayne & Jeanie Dupuis
Maree, our sincere condolences on the passing of your father.
Jim and Wilma Boer, formerly from ‘the Village at 10&10’
Our condolences are extended to the Cowells and the extended family. Floyd was a fantastic host, a good friend and a cheerful conversationalist. We will miss his smile and his hospitality. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.