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Kirk C. Smyth

May 8, 1942 - June 27, 2016

Kirk Smyth: May 8, 1942 - June 27, 2016

Service Date: July 16, 2016


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Smyth – Kirk Cecil

May 8, 1942 – Monday, June 27, 2016


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Kirk Cecil Smyth.  He leaves behind his beloved wife Ruth (Kilrea) and daughter Kerry (Bram van Tol) as well as his pride and joy, his grandchildren Marissa and Mark.  He also leaves his two brothers Keith (the late Geraldine) and Kenneth (Frances) along with his two brothers-in-law Wayne Kilrea (Nancy), Byron Kilrea (Neil) whose bond will never end; even with his passing.  He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews who loved their Uncle Kirk. Predeceased by his parents Edna May Lusk and Holden Cecil Smyth; his sister Kathleen (late Gordon Barnes); brothers Karl and Kemp. After retiring from The Canadian Armed Forces in 1983, which took him overseas to Lahr and Baden Soellingen, Germany, Kirk became involved in the Curling World as a professional Ice Technician.  This career took him all over the world and through many World Championships. We would like to thank the doctors and nursing staff for their kindness and care as well as for all the love and support that has been received from Kirk’s wonderful family and friends.  Kirk’s celebration of life will be held in Richmond at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 3529 McBean St., on Saturday, July 16th from 10 a.m. until time of service at 12 p.m. followed by a reception.  Interment Huntley Presbyterian Cemetery.  Those wishing may make memorial donations to the Ottawa Hospital Foundation-General Campus; the Lung Association or St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Richmond.  Condolences, donations or tributes may be made at

“Ice Is Nice” was Kirk’s motto and his ice was loved by all.



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