With great sadness we announce the passing of Donald Kirk Strain who passed away peacefully on November 2nd, 2023 at Health Sciences North Sudbury at the age of 68. Son of the late Jim and Doris (Toots) Strain, Kirk is survived by his wife of 46 years, Wendy, his daughters Robyn Morris (Chris) and Taryn and proud Poppa to Ethan, Rylee, and Reese Morris.
Kirk will be missed by his stepmother Helen Strain, sister Donna, brothers Colin (predeceased) and Ken (Cindy), brothers-in-law Brad (Judy) Campbell, Dougal (predeceased) (Marilyn) Campell, Arran (Caroline) Campbell, stepsisters Patti (Drew) Purvis and Bonnie Orford along with many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In recent years, Kirk was a very proud follower of his grandchildren’s achievements and ambitions, on the ice, on the field, in the classroom and anywhere else their aspirations took them. Kirk a true Haweater, enjoyed spending his summers on the Island. He often talked about getting back to the golf course and the many friends he spent time with on the links. He also reminisced about the fun and laughter shared with the Tobacco Lake “crew” over the decades.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In memory of Kirk, donations can be mailed directly to the Gore Bay Medical Center, P.O Box 219 Gore Bay, ON P0P 1H0. Individuals can also call 705-282-2262 for further options or a charity of your choice.