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Mary Burke Kirby
In Memory of
Mary Guppy
Burke Kirby (White)
1929 - 2018
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Obituary for Mary Guppy Burke Kirby (White)

Mary Guppy  Burke Kirby (White)
KIRBY, Mary Guppy Burke (nee White) – Passed peacefully away at the Agnes Pratt Home on Wednesday, October 31, 2018, Mary Kirby, age 89 years. Predeceased by her loving husband O.W. “Puck” Kirby (2001); parents, Alexander and Bertha White; brother, Alexander F. White; special cousin, Norma Fox; and close friends: Phyllis Bennett, Helen Marquis and Millie (Len) Badcock. Left to cherish her memory, her two sons: George Burke (Ruth) and Wallace Burke (Hazel); grandchildren: James (Michelle), Sean (Deanne) and Georgia (Patrick); 8 great-grandchildren: Alexander, Lucas, Teaghan, Brandon, Brody, Isaiah, Rhiannon and Gabriel; sister-in-law, Anita White; niece Roxanne; nephew, Philip; special cousins: Gertie Hedges, Maude Kirby and Ruby Lockheart (Rev. Charles “Chuck”); as well as members of the Kirby family, other family members and a large circle of friends – including life-long friends “The Shawmont Girls” and close friends Olive and Roy Sansom. Resting at Barrett’s Funeral Home, 328 Hamilton Avenue, on Friday, November 2, 2018 from 2:00pm-9:00pm. Funeral service to be held at St. Thomas’ Anglican Church on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 2:00pm, with interment to follow at Forest Road Anglican Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations in Mary’s memory may be made to The Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Diabetes Association. To view the online memorial guest book or leave a message of condolence, please visit
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