Lee Kirkwood

A photo of Lee Kirkwood



Surrounded by his loving family, Lee Kirkwood of Blenheim passed away at the Chatham-Kent Hospice on Friday February 14, 2020 at the age of 77 years.  He leaves behind his sons Chris & Janice Kirkwood and Troy & Kelly Kirkwood both of Blenheim and his daughter Lindsay & Glenn Soucie of Amherstburg. He was the proud grandfather of Asher, Cohen, AJ, Charlotte, Brandon, Kashia, Shae-Lyn, Wade, Todd and Alexa and great-grandfather of Seth, Austin, Brady, Charlee and Noah.

Lee was one of four children born to the late Clarence & Elsie Kirkwood.  He is survived by his brother Gerry and his sister-in-law Pauline Kirkwood.  He was predeceased by his brother Clare Kirkwood and his sister Lorraine and her husband Ray Hands.

Lee worked for many years as the Manager of the Goderich Community Credit Union, retiring in 1999 and was a member of the London Real Estate Board.  He was an avid Red Wings fan who enjoyed golf, classic cars and dancing.  In 2008 he left his home in Westdell Beach and moved to Blenheim to be closer to his family.

It was Lee’s wish that his family would remember him in their own ways.  Cremation has taken place.  Friends wishing to remember Lee with a memorial donation are asked to consider the Chatham-Kent Hospice.

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I am deeply saddened by the news of your loss. I pray that God will grant you the strength. My most sincere condolences. I was Lee's neighbour at the Burger Bar.

Troy, Chris and families, Sincere condolences to you all in the passing of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sincerely, Peter and Linda

Chris, Troy and Lindsay: Sending you our deepest sympathy. The Bedour Family

Lindsay, Chris, and Troy, We are so sorry and saddened to hear of Lee's passing. We hope all the great memories you have will help you get through this sad time. Mark & Cathy Westdell Beach

Sincere sympathy to you, Troy, and to all the family.

Kirkwood Family , So sorry to hear about your loss. Thinking of you during this difficult time and sending heartfelt condolences.

Sending our deepest sympathy to Troy and his family.Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. Cheryl and Alex

Janice and Chris, I am saddened to hear of your loss and express my sincere sympathy to you and all your family.

Chris, Janice and family. Thinking of you and sending heartfelt condolences.

Troy, thinking of you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Troy, Kelly and families.. Please accept our thoughts and prayers...….Don and Anne Gammage

Thinking of all of you at this time....and months down the road...... Love ya Linds Auntie Patti and Uncle Terry

So sorry to hear the news. Our deepest condolences to the whole family. Scott, Mary Turk and family

Chris, we are so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. Our thoughts are with you and your family during these sad times.

So sorry for your loss💗

Lindsay, Glenn and Kirkwood family, Trevor and I are so deeply sorry for your loss. You've been through so much these last few weeks. I hope special photos and memories, and sharing your favourite stories with each other will bring you moments of comfort. May your father rest in eternal peace and live forever in your heart. And on behalf of your OSCA family, we're here for you. We've got your back. Love Sarah and Trevor, Evie and Ellie

Lindsay, We are so terribly sad for you. Seeing your pain over the past few weeks has been so heartbreaking. We hope that your heart can start to heal soon, now that your Dad has found peace. We will always be there for you when you need us. Love Karen and Kev.

Troy and family our sincere condolences at this sad time. Let happy memories of your dad help you through this sad time. Fred & Kaye

Troy and family we send our condolences at this sad time. Let happy memories get you through this sad time. Fred & Kaye

May he rest in peace .Sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers for your family.

Our deepest sympathies to Troy and family.

May you find comfort in your memories. Thinking of you. Brenda Rumble

In the words of writer Paul Simon: "...time, it was, and what a time it was .. it was a time of innocence, a time of confidences .. long ago, it must be .. I have a photograph .. preserve your memories .. they're all that's left you..." ---

So sorry to hear of Lee's passing. We keep wonderful memories of Westdell Beach and the Kirkwoods. Our sympathy to all. David

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and all your family in this sad time.

We are so sorry Chris and Janice. Please know we are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.

so sorry for your loss, may your memories be forever held in your heart, thinking of you

Deepest sympathy for the passing of your father.

To the Kirkwood family. We are so sad to hear about the loss of Lee. You have our Deepest Sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.