Valerie Kirby

Valerie Kirby

Passed on August 25, 2023

After a three year battle with cancer on August 25th Val Kirby age 67, passed away shortly after her family said their final goodbyes at the Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre.

She was predeceased her mother Val, her father Edward Pattern, and her brother William Pattern.

Val leaves behind her husband of 31 years David Kirby, her two children Carol and Emma Kirby, and her siblings Betty, Barry, Lilly, Tim, and George.

Valerie (Val) Claudia Kirby was born May 9th 1956 in Winnipeg Manitoba. She went to the University of Winnipeg in 1975 and graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in 1981. She joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1990 where she served for six years, then joined the reserves for two years. Afterward she joined the Commissionaires and worked there until her retirement in 2019.

Val enjoyed traveling in her youth and vacationed in Europe twice. She met her husband in Shilo, Manitoba and got married in Lundar, Manitoba September 5th 1992.

Val had her two children, Carol Kirby in 1994 and Emma Kirby in 1998. Val and her family lived the military lifestyle and moved many times, living in three different provinces. She would make homemade clothing and meals for her children, and loved to chat with her sister Betty on the phone everyday.

She enjoyed looking after her chickens and growing vegetables on the family hobby farm, and selling her produce at farmers’ markets in the community. Val cherished spending the holidays with her friends and family. She will sadly be missed and will always hold a special place in our hearts.

Funeral Service will be held on Friday, September 1, 2023 at 2:00 pm at Komarno Community Hall, Komarno, Manitoba.



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Barry Pattern

Barry Pattern

Valerie was my little sister and I loved her dearly. I hope this link works. It is from a visit to the Kirby's

Barry Pattern

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