Obituary for Kirk Warman
With the saddest hearts we announce the passing of our son, Kirk on the 27th of June 2020 at the Sussex Health Center. Kirk was born in Moncton City Hospital on May 16th, 1981.
Our son leaves behind his parents, Blaine and Jane (Cail) Warman, brother of Kent (Tanya), loving uncle Kirk to niece Hailey and nephew Caleb. Kirk also leaves many aunts, uncles, cousins, neighbours, hundreds of friends, and St. Paul’s Presbyterian church family.
Kirk was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Roy and Jean Cail; paternal grandparents Al and Phyllis Warman and aunts Mimie Cail and Paula Warman.
Kirk's career centered around “all things farming”, from helping to build new dairy barns, installing different milking parlours, and having the opportunity to work in them, selling dairy supplies and selling farm equipment for Arbing Equipment LTD. Kirk enjoyed his work and had many clients that became good friends along the way.
Kirk had a big heart, a heart of gold, full of life, love laughter, caring, sharing, compassion, and thankfulness, was quick to forgive and always saw the best in people. He was the first to say “I’m sorry” even when it wasn’t really necessary. “please and thank you” were important to him and if he didn’t hear those words at the appropriate time you’d get a little reminder. Kirk had a smile that could warm your heart, gave the best hugs and had a fierce and protective love for his family.
Kirk loved to laugh, telling jokes and stories and make people feel welcome when they came to visit, he loved a good party, dancing, singing, playing guitar and even a drink of shine form time to time, He loved going to martin head, having bonfires and enough food for everyone. He loved 4-wheeling, 4-wheel races, mudding in the old blue Chevy, snowmobiling and being able to participate in a tractor pull with his antique tractor. Kirk loved many things, but the love of family was always first. “Life is short, make it sweet”.
Kirk had an amazing positive attitude on his journey with cancer and inspired many with his hope, faith, love and courage to go forward and encouraged others to do the same and “don’t give up”.
Kirk loved doing things that would benefit others in the community especially children, such as the Santa clause parade (AKA Santa). It gave him great joy to see the delight on the faces of the young and young at heart, also “Touch a Truck” at the Balloon Fiesta, “Truck or Treat” on Halloween, helping at various fairs in the province, supporting school campaigns for many children and would empty his wallet for a cancer benefit and challenge his friends to “give what you can stand”. Kirk “lived to give”, it made him truly happy. If he heard you say you liked something, you received it the next day. He was happy giving to others, especially to Hailey and Caleb, buying each of them a 4-wheeler at seven months old to drive when they were older, Kirk would go without just to give to someone else and say “It’s all good”. “A man makes a living by what he gets but makes a life by what he gives”.
When people needed help Kirk was there, day or night, with a tow out of a ditch, make a rent payment, put food in the cupboard when you were down on your luck, be a good “listener” when friends needed to talk and may other things. When Kirk was diagnosed with cancer, people came by the thousands to help him, many people from across Canada and into the united states. They gave their time and talents in the form of many benefits, such as the “Piggy Bank Fund” (SJRH), “Pats Party”, an auction for “Work Boots and Suspenders” times two with musicians Rick & Ron, Mike and his band, Chris Daigle and his friend’s band “Hooch”. Many friends and family donated beautiful items for the auction and countless hours were spent by the organizers of these events and many friends who helped on the night of the event, Kirk was truly grateful for all of you.
Kirk was a licensed cleric and it gave him great pleasure to unite his friends and family in marriage.
When Kirk worked on the road for a few days, he would call home and say: “Hi Mum, don’t need a thing, just called to say I love you and see you soon.”
Now, a mother’s reply to her son:
“I love you.”
“I need you.”
“Can’t wait to see you again.”
“Our hearts entwined forever” – Love Mum, Dad and family
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Wallace Funeral Home, 34 Sunnyside Drive, Sussex (506-433-1176). Due to COVID-19 the funeral service and visitation will be held privately. Interment will take place in Zion Presbyterian Church Cemetery, West Branch, NB.
If you are considering making a memorial donation in memory of Kirk, the family has requested the Zion Presbyterian Church Cemetery or the charity of your choice. Condolences to the family and donations may be made through WallaceFuneralHome.com