Luke Franklin Kirby
July 15, 1946 – April 2, 2015
Luke passed peacefully and now watches over us with his dear Grandfather Frank Chase, his Mother Frances L. Kirby and Father Luke T Kirby.
Luke is survived by his beloved wife Jan Kimberley and his four children, Alisha Wilby (husband Mike), Luke Kirby, Matthew Kirby, Jason Kirby and first wife Dorothy Kirby. Luke is also survived by his brother Terry Kirby (wife Wendy), sister Colleen Stothert (husband Bob), brother Mark Kirby, stepmother Irene Kirby and many nieces and nephews as well as his loved and esteemed friends. He will be forever missed by his family and friends.
Luke was born in Princeton, his family moved around BC a great deal in his early years due to his father’s job. He spent his teenage years in Vancouver. After attending Brentwood College for several years he worked with explosives building logging roads all over BC with his grandfather until marrying in 1979 and moving to Abbotsford where he worked as a drywaller and helped raise his four children. The last 10 years he lived in Ashcroft with his wife Jan whom he loved very much.
He enjoyed being an integral part of the Ashcroft Legion. He loved hunting, fishing and just being in the great outdoors. He often stated he felt he had been born 100 years too late as he would have loved to have been a pioneer living off the land.
Service will be held at the Ashcroft Legion #113, 300 Brink Street, Ashcroft, BC April 18th 2015 at 1:00 p.m.