Kirby Closs

Obituary of Kirby Closs

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It is with great sadness that the family of Mark ‘Kirby’ Closs announce his passing at home on Thursday, December 30, 2021, at age 64. Loving husband of 38 years to Carole (nee Donly). Dear son of the late Beatrice and Harold Closs of Harrowsmith. Beloved brother of Colleen Horton (Tony) of Verona and Darlene Love (Russell) of Moscow. Predeceased by his brothers Kevin and Shawn and sister-in-law Robin. He will be sorely missed by sisters-in-law Cathy Collins (Chris Chamberlain) and Colleen Herrington, many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. We would like to extend a special thank you to our family as well as Tom Haffner, Samantha and Will Buchanan, nurses Sarah and Wendy, neighbours Lisa and Roger Parsons, and all the staff at the Kingston Regional Cancer Centre.


Cremation has taken place. A private family Interment will be held at Harrowsmith Cemetery in his mother and fathers grave. A Celebration of Kirby’s Life will be held at the family home (1659 Sharpe Road, Odessa) on Saturday, March 19, 2022 from 1-5 pm. Covid restrictions will be in place. For those desiring, memorial donations to UHKF (Kingston Regional Cancer Centre) or a charity of choice would be appreciated in his memory. Arrangements entrusted to Payne Funeral Home, 178 Main St., Odessa, Ontario K0H 2H0 (613-386-7373). Please share your memories and condolences to the family through this memorial page.

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