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Kirk, Frank

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August 5, 1924 - May 20, 2014

Kirk, Frank

Franklin Lester Kirk, 89, passed away after a brief struggle with cancer on the 20th of May 2014 with his beloved wife, Edie, at his bedside.

Frank was born on the 5th of August 1924, in Winnipeg, Manitoba to Robert and Mamie Vickery Kirk.  He attended the University of Manitoba  for two years, then enlisted in the US Navy.  Upon his return he completed his degree in business and then married the love of his life, Katherine Edith dePencier, in August, 1946.   They were blessed to enjoy 68 years of marriage, three children, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Frank was a successful executive who began his career at Swift and Co. and later joined Farmland Industries, and then Hygrade Foods.  After 38 years and many moves throughout the US and Canada, he retired in 1986.

A generous man and a committed Christian,  Frank was active in his church and community wherever he lived.  He served on many vestries, homeowner associations, Rotary clubs, and more.   Wherever he perceived a need, he met it with energy and enthusiasm.

Family was Frank’s greatest joy.  He loved nothing better than to be surrounded by his children and grandchildren.   He is survived by his wife, Edie, son and daughter-in-law Wayne and Lynne Kirk of Bellingham, WA,  daughter and son-in-law Lenni and Bill Burke of Houston, and daughter Kat Kirk of Carrollton.   He will also be missed by four grandchildren, Steven, Scott, William, and Kaylen,  two great grandchildren, Kaden and Jaxon, and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Friends and family are invited to attend a Requiem Eucharist honoring Frank on Friday, May 30, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.  at  the Church of the Holy Communion,  17405 Muirfield Rd.,  Dallas, TX  75287,  where Frank will receive military honors and a reception will follow in the Parish Hall.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Church of the Holy Communion, the American Red Cross, or a charity of your choice.



Arrangements are under the direction of:

ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75252
214) 306-6700

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Anita and Bonner Barnes

May 31, 2014 4:48PM

We were so lucky to have know Frank. He was always kind and considerate. He instantly made us feel like family. We will miss him. Our love to Edie, Lenni, Kat and Wayne. The more wonderful he was the more difficult he is to lose. XXX OOO

Howard & Sharon Kaste

May 28, 2014 5:48PM

Just the thought of Frank brings feelings of comfort and joy!
God Bless you, Edie.
Howard & Sharon Kaste

Gary de Pencier

May 27, 2014 3:21PM

Uncle Frank was always a good example to all the family.

I remember him when we would have
lots of relatives and family at his
house in Tswassan.

My wife and I stopped by his house in Palm Springs on our honeymoon and he made us feel welcome.

A loss to all who knew him.

Ray Senkowski

May 27, 2014 10:09AM

With a heavy heart I offer my condolence to Edie and all of the Kirk family.
I will miss him but the memories of the wonderful times we shared remain.

Garry and Martha Jenkins

May 26, 2014 4:27PM

My wife and I enjoyed meeting Frank and Edie Kirk on the first day they moved to SaddleBrooke. We were friends from then on. Frank was "the" finest gentleman we have ever met. He and Edie were a joy to be around.

Tom Turriff

May 26, 2014 6:23AM

Frank was a long time and honorary Member of Rotary Club of Saddlebrooke, AZ. Those of us who enjoyed fellowship with Frank and worked by his side in Community service will miss him greatly.


May 26, 2014 6:12AM

Frank was a long term and much beloved Member of the Rotary Club of Saddlebrooke, AZ. Those of us who knew Frank and worked beside him in service to our Saddlebrooke and surrounding communities feel a great sense of loss.

Virginia Bowers

May 25, 2014 9:13PM

Edie, although I will not be able to attend the services, my thoughts and prayers will be with you.

Linda and Jack Schreiber, SaddleBrooke, Tucson AZ

May 24, 2014 9:18AM

Frank's unquestionable integrity, loyalty, honor and dignity live on. He is an example of what people strive to be and achieve in contributing positively. He brought amazing qualities to this earth and will be missed by all he ever met. Our love to his faithful and wonderful wife and family. You are loved...with Love XXXXXXX and Hugs OOOOOOO from Linda and Jack Schreiber, SaddleBrooke

Susan Taylor

May 24, 2014 8:34AM

After the tears have dried and the goodbyes have been said, we can still hold onto the happy memories that we have shared with ones who have passed. The memories will keep Frank alive in our hearts and minds. Frank will be truly missed at Prestonwood court. Our deepest sympathy to Edie, Wayne, Lenni and Kat. Susan Taylor/Prestonwood Court

Gary Castano

May 23, 2014 11:13PM

I always called Frank & Edie my mom and dad I will miss my friend more than anyone can imagine, my heart is broken yet I know I will see him again, you will be in my heart forever my Dad

Marcus Orr

May 23, 2014 3:50PM

I will definitely miss my good friend, Frank Kirk. I only knew him for five years, but he was such a blessing and a joy to be around. My prayers are with Edie and your children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
May God Bless you all.
Marcus Orr