James “Rip” Edward Kirby


March 28, 1934 – January 6, 2018

On Saturday, January 6, 2018 Mr. James “Rip” Kirby passed away suddenly in Lloydminster at the age of 83 years.
James will be forever loved and deeply missed by his loving wife of 61 years Ellen Kirby of Lloydminster; children: Michelle (David) Whitman of Victoria, B.C., Clay (Patty) Kirby of Saskatoon; daughters-in-law: Michelle Kirby of Lloydminster, Marie Kirby of Saskatoon; grandchildren: Tanner (Lynsie) Kirby, Kristen (Jon-Michael) Martens, Sarah (Luke) O’Kelly Lynch, Alanah Whitman, Miranda Whitman, Dylan (Amanda) Kirby, Shanny (Desmond) Lynch, Morgan Kirby; great-grandchildren: Kinley and Mila Martens; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
He was predeceased by his sons: Cole and Rod Kirby; daughter: Kimberly Kirby; parents: Albert and Josephine Kirby; brothers: Robert, Albert, George and Ben; sisters: Georgette, Marie and Florence.
In keeping with James’ wishes cremation took place at Creech’s Crematorium and a Memorial Service will be held at the Dorintosh Hall, Dorintosh SK on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Memories or messages can be left on the tribute wall at www.creechsfuneralhomes.com