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Kirk Whalen

Kirk Whalen

Tuesday, April 6th, 1971 Saturday, December 28th, 2019

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Obituary for Kirk Whalen

Kirk Whalen
April 6, 1971 – December 28, 2019

We cannot express the depth of our sadness at the unforeseen death of Kirk Whalen by suicide. For decades he quietly fought his sometimes debilitating depression, building his life on generosity and kindness, deeply loving and supporting his family, friends and broad community.
Kirk will be forever missed by Julie - his true love since childhood, and by his daughters Hana and Esme of whom he was so proud, and would constantly barrage with bad dad jokes. He built a successful career in physiotherapy, always healing with not just skill but patience and humour. He shared his home with the many families who entrusted their babies to Julie’s and their whole family’s care and loved him as their Uncle Kirk. He loved the earth and committed himself to choosing to do good whenever and however he could, from how he spent money to how he spent his time. You would often see him with a pack of dogs from all over the neighbourhood, giving them a good run. If he could bike, he would, or maybe run there – and if you gave him a big enough bike he could move the earth.
There are so many memories to share. We invite you to join us in a party for Kirk at Roots to Harvest, Saturday January 4, 2020 from 6-9 pm. Donations in his name are welcome to the charity of your choice, particularly to 8 80 cities www.880cities.org or the go fund me campaign to support Hana and Esme’s education. Arrangements entrusted to Sargent and Son Family Funeral Homes, 21 N. Court Street. Online condolences may be made at www.sargentandson.com.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-hana-amp-esme-pursue-the-gift-of-education?pc=fb_co_campmgmt_w&rcid=r01-157775707707-5a941893b6204b66&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=p_lico%2Bshare-sheet

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    Saturday, January 4th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Roots to Harvest
    450 Fort William Rd
    Thunder Bay, Ontario
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    Saturday, January 4th, 2020
    6:00pm - 9:00pm
    https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-hana-amp-esme-pursue-the-gift-of-education?pc=fb_co_campmgmt_w&rcid=r01-157775707707-5a941893b6204b66&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=p_lico%2Bshare-sheet

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Paul Zadvorny

I am truly saddened to learn of Kirk's passing. Kevin called me and informed me of this tragic loss. I have nothing but fond memories of Kirk. He was always the voice of reason as Kevin and I fumbled through our high school years. He was always so kind to me and all those who came into contact with him. Just another reminder that everyone is fighting an unseen battle. So be kind, listen and love. Julie, my heart breaks for you and your daughters. You are all in my prayers.
Comment | Posted at 06:58pm via Condolence
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Roberta Mathers

Julie Hana and Esme

If I could only reach across the world to hug you all! Kirk always was so kind and gentle. Denise would always talk of his caring actions for his family, friends and community. His smile was genuine as was his heart. May you find peace in your beautiful memories, stories, photos and talk of him often he was a good one!

Comment | Posted at 01:11am via Condolence
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Cody Mazza-Anthony

Kirk was such a great role model for me growing up. He was smart, kind, and funny. I will cherish the times we had watching Indiana Jones, Star Wars, and going to the park to play with Hershey. You will be missed.
Comment | Posted at 12:01pm via Condolence
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Jarrett Mazza

Kirk was a gentle, kind soul. He was generous with his time, spontaneous, and knew the importance of a good adventure. I will cherish the times I spent with him, the people he touched, and the legacy he lives behind in his daughters. I hope you are at peace.
Comment | Posted at 03:13pm via Condolence
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Jodi ziebarth

Prayers of love and support and never ending hugs to all three of the WHALEN WOMEN. May your love for each other help you, the new pillars of the family, through this agonizing time. Our thoughts are with you today and everyday.
Love Jodi and Autumn Ziebarth
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