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Mark Richard Kirby


Mark Richard Kirby

Mark was born on the 24th of June, 1971 in Fredericton and grew up in New Maryland, NB.  His school days were spent at Priestman Street Elementary School, George Street Junior High School, and finally Fredericton High School.  After leaving school he attended the University of New Brunswick and received a Bachelor of Business Administration.  

In his early years, he and his family would visit their grandparents in England. When Mark was 11, he and his late sister Suzanne started Kirby Cheese at the Boyce Farmers Market and together they ran it for thirteen and a half years.  Upon finishing university, Mark furthered his travels and lived in Japan for three years teaching English. During this time, he frequently visited neighbouring countries and was able to travel throughout Japan.

In 2000, Mark married Paula Thompson and in 2003, they welcomed into the world their daughter Nicole.  He took up running as a pastime that quickly turned into a passion which led him to complete his first marathon in May of 2009. Throughout the next few years, he ran a total of eight marathons, all the while inspiring those around him to strive for their goals.

He is survived by his wife Paula, daughter Nicole, and parents Derek and Gina Kirby.

A public visitation will take place at McAdam’s Funeral Home on Friday, June 4th, 2021 from 4:00pm – 6:00pm. A private service by invitation only will take place at the J.A McAdam Memorial Chapel on Saturday, June 5th 2021 at 11:00am. For those who wish, a live stream of the service will be available at the following link: Due to scent sensitivity, the family kindly ask for no floral arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Terry Fox Foundation.
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Service Date
Saturday, June 5, 2021
Service Time
Service Location
J.A. McAdam Memorial Chapel *by private invite only*

Friday, June 4th, 2021
Visitation Time
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Visitation Location
McAdam's Funeral Home

Requested Charity
Terry Fox Foundation