David Michael Quirk
Born In: Ajax, Ontario, Canada
Passed in: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: October 30th, 2012
David Michael Quirk, 52, of Hammonds Plains, N.S., passed away Oct. 30, 2012, in the QEII Hospital, Halifax, N.S.
Born in Ajax, Ont. in 1960, he was the son of David Gervaise Quirk and Ida Ruth Quirk (Bragg).
David was the fifth child in a large family of 14 siblings. Growing up in Balls Creek, David developed his larger than life personality allowing him to make quick friendships and a lasting impression on all of those he met.
Joining the Canadian Army in 1978, David enjoyed a successful career serving at various bases in both Canada and overseas with NATO and the UN. While serving in Germany, he met his wife Karen Lillian Quirk. On Sept. 10, 1983, David and Karen were married and raised two children Adam and Angela. Retiring from the army with the rank of warrant officer in 2006, David began a career with Defence Research and Development Canada.
David was a loving husband and father who loved life and rose to meet all challenges at home and the workplace. He was a councillor, bookkeeper, human resource officer and travel agent. David excelled at many hobbies including running, weightlifting, woodworking and gardening.
David used all of his strength and experience to help all of those in need including his family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. He was defined by his sense of humour coupled with his “can do” attitude which complemented his strong positive character.
Survived by his wife, Karen Lillian (Reece) Quirk; his wonderful son and daughter, David Adam Quirk and Angela Marie Quirk; his mother, Ida Ruth Quirk; his six sisters, Pamela Patricia Hillier, Heather Joanne Baumle, Yvette Ruth Field, Sonya Charmaine Quirk, Tanya Nicole Noel, Stephanie Lynn Quirk and seven brothers, Gower Joseph Quirk, Paul Derrick Quirk, Gervaise Christopher Quirk, Sheldon Eugene Quirk, Brent Rogers Quirk, Nelson Quentin Quirk; and several uncles, aunts, cousins, several nieces/nephews.
Predeceased by his father, David Gervaise Quirk and brother, Alexander John Quirk.
Cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be held in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr., Halifax, on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, at 4:30 p.m., followed by a reception in the funeral home.
Please visit: www.jasnowfuneralhome.com.