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KIRKLAND, Gregory William “Mark”

April 1, 1956 – Calgary, Alberta
October 7, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta

Gregory William “Mark” Kirkland, beloved husband of Norma Kirkland (nee Furlotte) of Calgary, AB, passed away on October 7, 2017 at the age of 61 years.

Mark took great enjoyment in coaching children’s soccer, which he did more than eleven years. He loved spending time with his family most off all, from holiday dinners to camping trips. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed hiking in the mountains. Mark’s greatest moments in life were the birth of two sons and his grandson.

Mark worked as a plumber, pipefitter and a tax consultant, he will be remembered for his great sense of humor, leadership and compassion he had for his co-workers.

Besides his loving wife, Norma, Mark is survived by two sons, Troy (Rachael) and Tyler; a grandson, Roman; and two sisters, Judy (Doug) and Nancy (Gordie). He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and extended family

Mark was predeceased by his mother, Janet; his father, Fred and a sister, Linda.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow at funeral home. Condolences may be forwarded through Thank you to the Doctors and Nurses who cared for Mark at the Foothills Medical Centre.

In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: 1 (866) 412-4222.

In living memory of Mark Kirkland, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Philip W. Morris :

    Mark made every day on the job interesting and fun. His trade knowledge is second to none. He was always ready to help anyone who showed an interest. I am so very sorry for your loss.

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  2. I am so sorry for loss of great man. Prayers and deepest condolences.

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  3. I don’t have the words. I had the deepest respect for Mark. My condolences.

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  4. There are no words that can convey accurately the level of respect I had/have for Mark.
    Mark had a heart bigger than his whole body.
    Smart. He was a brilliant man.
    To many of us he was more than a boss, more than a friend, he made us feel like family.
    I don’t think I will ever have the privilege again of being in the company of such a truly wonderful caring helpful human being.
    Mark was a dear friend not just a boss.
    The stories of the kids and grandkids over the years he was my supervisor.
    Mark was such a pillar, you knew could lean on him anytime and he’d just smile. He loved helping people.
    He truly was one of the kindest, gentlest, honest, happy, empathetic people I have ever come across in almost 50 years. In many ways I looked at him as more than a boss, he was a dad to all of us.
    The world lost one of the best men to ever walk this earth.
    I know I’m a better person for the years he taught, influenced, guided and sheltered me in so many ways, so many times, always kind and gentle like a father teaching a young child.
    I don’t believe there is a human being in this world I have more respect for than this man.
    I miss you. I miss your laugh.
    I’ll never forget you.
    See you in heaven.
    Ladd # 1234567

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  5. Teresa De Baie :

    We are so sorry to hear of Mark’s passing. Our prayers are with you Norma, Troy and Tyler. God bless you all.

    Teresa, Roger and Stephen De Baie

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  6. We are truly sorry about your loss. Please accept our deep condolences – our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family in this difficult time.

    Marek and Dorota Wronski

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  7. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Mark was our guiding light through the disease he had and Chuck has. His caring and advice was such a privilege to share. We were so deeply thankful to Mark for the sharing he did until just days before he left us. He will not be forgotten. Norma, call anytime love to here from you, you were part of that special journey the 4 of us had through this. Hugs to you. Chuck and Sydney

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