May 31, 1928 - July 4, 2016
Funeral Home Nepean - Garden Chapel
Chauncey Noel Kirby, P.Eng.
Queen’s Sc.51, B.Sc.
It is with sadness that the family of Noel Kirby announces his passing on July 4, 2016. Predeceased by his beloved wife of 53 years Shirley Ann Kirby (nee Summers). Noel is survived by his children, Wendy Jahn, Leslie Kirby (John Millest), William Kirby, James Kirby (Debbie) and his much loved grandchildren Joseph Kirby, Caroline Millest, Lauren and Erick Kirby. He is also survived by his sister Cynthia Reid of Ottawa. He will be greatly missed by his many nieces and nephews.
Born and raised in Ottawa, Noel was a founding partner of the engineering firm J.L Richards & Associates. Ltd. He was passionate about golf and was a long standing member of both the Rivermead and Ottawa Hunt Club. He was an avid builder of model airplanes and participated in competitions and meets in Canada and the United States. Throughout his life Noel volunteered his time to the Boy Scouts of Canada and Kiwanis. He enjoyed travel, good food and a great glass of wine.
At our father’s request there will be no visitation or funeral. Donations, in our father’s memory, may be made to the Salvation Army or the Ottawa Mission with heartfelt thanks.