September 18, 1929 – September 7, 2010
William P. Kirker (Bill), born September 18, 1929 in Trail, BC died in Invermere, BC on September 7, 2010 with his wife Beverley by his side.
Raised in Trail, BC where his parents, James and Catherine, settled after emigrating from Ireland in 1927, Bill was an avid downhill skier and he loved to play golf. He graduated with a degree in geology from the University of British Columbia in 1951 and enjoyed a long and distinguished career, making a significant contribution to Calgary’s oil patch, and many friends along the way.
Bill and Bev enjoyed fifty-eight great years together and raised three children, Scott (Anne), Craig (Colleen) and Karen (Brian), who all shared their father’s sense of humour and conviviality, more often than not with a fine bottle of Scotch. Bill delighted in spending time with his nine grandchildren, Katie and Ryan; Evan, Bryce, Travis, Miranda, and Kyla; Derek and Brett, all of whom dearly loved and respected him. He was very close to his brothers, Jim (Margaret) and Mervyn (Corinne).
One of his many gifts was his easy manner and the great joy he felt when spending time with his friends and family.
All who knew him will remember him fondly.
In the Irish tradition, a celebration of Bill’s life will be held at the Silver Spring’s Golf & Country Club (1600 Varsity Estates Drive N.W.) on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. You may forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In living memory of Bill Kirker, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences