Passed away peacefully, with family by his side at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Friday, September 14th, 2018, in his 72nd year.
Born October 15th, 1946 in Liverpool, England to the late John Pierce Kirkland and Hazel Kirkland (nee Robinson), predeceased by his sisters Anne and Shelagh.
Survived by his beloved wife Sharon Kirkland (nee Moring) of 49 years.
Proud father to Shawn, Pamela (Justin), Paulette (Sam), Monica (Adrian) and Tyler (Jenna).
Loving Poppa to Devin, Zion, Justus, Kirsi, Lorenza, Esmee, Colin, Hailey and Chloe.
Cherished brother to Barbara, Mary, Pauline, Maureen, Martin, Kathleen, Joseph and Bernadette. John will be dearly remembered by his many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
A devout Catholic, John was a founding member of Holy Family Catholic Church.
Resting at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) with visitation on Monday, September 17th from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC CHURCH, 91 Ribblesdale Drive, Whitby on Tuesday, September 18th at 10:30 a.m. Interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Shepherds’ Trust are greatly appreciated.
Online condolences may be made at oshawafuneralhome.com.