Obituary of Frederick Dale Kirkham
October 25, 1946 – Yorkton, Saskatchewan
August 27, 2023 - Calgary, Alberta
Fred Kirkham, beloved husband of Anne Kirkham (nee Shephard), of Calgary, AB, passed away on Sunday, August 27, 2023 at the age of 76 years.
Besides his loving wife, Fred is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Andrea and Rory Brownell of Calgary, and his daughter, Amanda Kirkham of Edmonton, as well as his grandchildren, Jeremy, Alexis, and Maya. Fred is also survived by his sister Lynne, and sister-in-law Brenda, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Fred was predeceased by his parents, Fred and Dorothy Kirkham, and his brother David Kirkham.
Fred was born in Yorkton, Saskatchewan on October 25, 1946. He lived throughout Western Canada as a youth. and eventually settled in Calgary. Fred graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Science in 1969 and subsequently earned his Professional Engineering designation. He had a rewarding career as a Petroleum Engineer which saw him travel both locally and internationally.
A Gathering will be held at McInnis & Holloway (Fish Creek Hospitality Centre, 14441 Bannister Road SE, Calgary, AB) on Friday, September 1, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home. Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed with Frederick’s family here.
In living memory of Fred Kirkham, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road SE, Calgary, Ab t2x 3j3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.