September 13, 1926 – Willingdon, Alberta
August 31, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta
It is with sadness and deep devotion that his family announce that Michael (Mike) William Kirby, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend passed away in Calgary, Saturday, August 31, 2019, at the age of 92 years.
Michael is survived and lovingly remembered by his sons, Melvin William, David Michael, Daryl John (Alice); his daughter, Diana Marie (Carey) Coroy; and two grandsons, Alex and Allan Kirby, all of Calgary; and his sisters, Zenovia Keryluk of Two Hills and Anne Mykiwka of Edmonton. He was predeceased by Mary, his loving wife of 69 years; infant daughter, Cheryl Ann; parents, William and Elena Karbashewski; and brother, John (Natalie) Karbashewski.
Born Michael Karbashewski in Willingdon, Alberta, Mike worked for Northern Transportation in Waterways/Fort McMurray; Pacific 66 in Fort St. John; and later for Canadian Occidental in Calgary. He served as a proud life-long member of the Calgary Lions Club.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Parkdale United Church (2919 – 8th Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB) on Friday, September 27, 2019 at 1:00 p.m., Reverend Dr. Murray Laverty officiating. Reception to follow in the church Auditorium. Condolences may be forwarded through www.McInnisandHolloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made to Parkdale United Church where Mike and Mary worshipped for the past 56 years. Parkdaleuc.firstname.lastname@example.org
In living memory of Michael Kirby, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences