William Kirkey

William Kirkey

Thursday, April 1st, 1943 - Thursday, January 28th, 2021
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It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Father affectionately known as Papa. William “Bill” Ralph Kirkey, died peacefully in Lancaster on January 28. Born April 1, 1943 in Cornwall, Ontario, son of the late Ralph and Elizabeth Kirkey (Smith). He was employed by Proctor and Gamble in the West Island of Montreal, Brockville and Hamilton until his retirement and resided in South Lancaster, Ontario.
Bill is the Dear and Loving Father to Catherine (Michael) McDonell, Nancy (Julien) Rochon and Jason (Cara) Kirkey. Most cherished Papa to the loves of his life, Justin (Alison), Courtney-Anne, Bethany-Anne McDonell, Allison (John), Jennifer-Carmel Rochon, Liam and Brennan Kirkey.
Dearly missed by lifelong companion Carole Anne Davis.
Brother to the late Iris (Art) Devries, late Phyllis (Wayne) Fitzsimmons, and the late Grace Zimmerman-Kirkey. Survived by his sisters Peggy Klingen, Heather Grace, and brother Robert Kirkey.
Bill’s commitment to his children and grandchildren came above all else in his life, he loved us with such force and we will forever carry that with us. Thank you for a life filled with the most precious memories. We are inspired by you and will live with you in our hearts every day. Rest in Peace Papa. All our love, forever.
Funeral arrangements under the care and direction of the Munro & Morris Funeral Homes Ltd., 46 Oak Street, Lancaster (613-347-3629).
As expressions of sympathy Memorial Donations to the Ontario SPCA will be appreciated by the family in keeping with Bill’s love of all pets and animals.
As a Memorial to William a tree will be planted in a memory woods. A tree grows-memories live.
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    Graveside committal Service in St. Andrew's Presbyterian cemetery, South Lancaster in the spring/summer of 2021.



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Mona Lynn Latour

Posted at 09:59am
To all of you, I offer you my deepest condolences and warmest sympathies. The loss of a loved one leaves a great void. May you all hold on to the great memories you have of your Dad

Cindy Cornes

Posted at 12:25pm
Dear Catherine, Mike, Justin, Courtney , Bethany and family,

Our heartfelt sympathies to you all.
Dave, Cindy and Caitlyn

Betty Ann Lapierre

Posted at 03:30pm
Catherine, Micheal, Carol and family. So sorry for the loss of your dad , our deepest sympathies to you all.

Betty and Richard Lapierre .

Randy and Sharon McDonell

Posted at 07:33am
Dear Catherine, Michael, Justin, Alison, Courtney, Bethany and the Kirkey family,
Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your dear Dad and Papa.

Patricia Garrahan

Posted at 03:15pm
Dear Cathy, Nancy, Jason, Carole and Family

I am truly saddened to learn of Billy's passing. He was a very kind, caring person with a wonderful sense of humour.
Thank you for sharing the lovely photos. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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