Jeanne Letitia (née Perrie) Kirkby
Mrs. Jeanne Letitia (née Perrie) Kirkby passed away peacefully on Sept. 29, 2020 at Huronlea Home in Brussels. She was in her 79th year.
Jeanne was the beloved wife of the late Douglas Kirkby (1993) and special friend of John Gaunt (2020). She was the loving mother of Paul (Thu Van) Kirkby, Walton, and the late Jennifer Elaine Kirkby (1973) and grandma of Sean and Melanie Kirkby.
Jeanne was the sister of David (Joan) Perrie, John (Mary) Perrie, Will (Chi) Perrie, Leslie Perrie and the late Margaret Perrie (1971). She was predeceased by her parents John and Clara Perrie and will be missed by her furry friend, Sophie.
Jeanne was a kind, organized, intelligent, common-sense mother and grandmother. Family was very important to Jeanne. She was always supportive and gave good advice no matter what the problem. She was very involved in the lives of her grandchildren, pushing them to be better, to get an education and she was always a good role model. She was a strong person with a positive outlook on everything.
Jeanne loved to listen to classical music in her special chair and read her books. She played the piano and loved music. Jeanne was a serious card player, especially with bridge, and offered to teach the grandkids how to play every time she saw them.
Jeanne always had at least two dogs around to keep her company on her walks in the back garden. She loved to travel and saw a lot of the world when she was able. She was active in her community and church and will be missed by both.
A graveside funeral service took place on Saturday, Oct. 3 at the Brussels Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers or as expressions of sympathy, donations to the MS Society or Melville Presbyterian Church would be appreciated.
Cards of sympathy may be sent to Box 340, Brussels, N0G 1H0.
Condolences may be left at riversidefuneralhome.ca