In Loving Memory
Edward Patnoe “Ed” Kirby


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Edward “Ed” Kirby
Passed away December 28th 2023
after a short illness.
Husband of Barbara (Jane)
Much loved father of Megan,
Sarah and her partner Jason.
Loved brother of John and Anne (USA)
Son of Edward and Rose Kirby (USA) (both dec)
Rest peacefully, always in our hearts.

A graveside service for
Ed Kirby will be held at the
Pakenham Cemetery,
Thewlis Road, Pakenham
on Friday 12th January 2024
commencing at 2:00 p.m.

No flowers by request.
A donation to the Baker heart and
diabetes institute would be preferred.
A link to make a donation is
located at the top of this page

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  1. I just heard today about Ed today. My name is Randy Pugh. Ed and I were very dear friends in a life, long before his with you. He brought great joy and energy to all of us in our beach community in St Petersburg Florida. His sense of humor and love of life has lived on in his absence and you were very blessed to have been the recipients in our loss. He was a great friend who has left me with many wonderful memories. My thoughts are with you and your family.

    Randy B Pugh
  2. My deepest condolences to your family. I knew Ed very well in his younger days in St. Petersburg. He was a very dear and spirited man. I saw Ed and Jane once with their daughter here on a visit many years ago. I am thankful he enjoyed such a good life with a loving family.

    Toni Schweiger Matthews
  3. To the Kirby’s,

    I was devastated to hear the news of Ed and to this day I can still hear him say “Hey girl” any time I was over. I remember Ed driving us girls to Girl Guides Camp in his Van and the pure joy his fur babies gave him. He was sunshine in human form and his bow ties were iconic.
    To have known Ed was a blessing and it will be something I am very thankful for. The Kirby clam helped shape who I am as a child and I know Ed would be so proud of his girls – he was such a family man.
    I am sending my thoughts and love to his family and loved ones.

    Rest easy, Ed. Xx

    Georgia Hayes
  4. To Jane and family we are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of our wonderful friend Ed. I know it is a sad time for you, he is in a better place now no more pain. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult moment. Be strong will talk to you soon. All our love ❤️ and hugs.

    Josie and Max Barallon
  5. I can’t believe this amazing human being has left us. The world is a lesser place because of Ed’s passing. I can imagine him being greeted by all the dogs he loved, those he owned and everyone else’s, on the other side of the rainbow bridge. How blessed we have all been to have known him.

    Susan Day
  6. Sending all my love to Ed’s family and friends during this difficult time.

    I appreciated Ed’s very strong advocacy to council for the much needed off leash dog parks in Cardinia. The delivery of these parks is part of Ed’s legacy.

    Brett Owen
  7. So sorry to hear of passing of Ed.
    What a wonderful kind heart..
    Loved by all dogs and people who meet him.
    He was the Pied piper on the morning dog walks along the creek. Great memories. Thanks Ed.

    Wendy Doyle
  8. Sending our condolences to Jane and family.
    Many memories of seeing Ed going dog walking when we lived in Pakenham in Christopher close.
    Thinking of you all.
    Neil and Jayne Hatch

    Neil and Jayne Hatch