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Gene "Kirk" MacLennan


Gene "Kirk" MacLennan


The family is sad to announce the sudden passing of Kirk, age 75, of Aylesford on Thursday, December 29, 2022 at home.

Born in Sydney, Nova Scotia, he was a son of the late Calvin and Margaret (Thomson) MacLennan.

Kirk was a loving and proud husband, father, grandpa and great grandpa. His heart was quickly filled with love whenever his family was near. He will be dearly missed by his wife of 54 years, Mary (Ranson); children, Jody (Paul) Dixon, Thania MacLennan, Merredith (Doug Lawrence) MacLennan; grandchildren, Matthew (Kelsie) Hodges, Adele (Josh) Rainforth, Zackary Evans; great-grandchildren Gracelyn and Ella Rainforth, Jaezer and Raddix Hodges; siblings, Karen (Arch) Mitchell, Jennifer (Dave Cowan) MacLennan, Juanita (Jerry Purcell) MacLennan, Shaun (Michelle Rogers) MacLennan, Sheena (Bruce MacLean) MacLennan and Gwen MacLennan, many nieces and nephews, lodge brothers and sisters, friends and neighbours.

Kirk was a devoted civil servant, joining the air cadets as a teen and the Royal Canadian Air Force at the age of 18. He spent his entire 40+ year career serving our country.

Kirk also consistently volunteered in the community in which he lived, most recently as a Steward of the Aylesford United Church, Chairman of the Commission of the Village of Aylesford and proudly delivering meals for VON’s Meals on Wheels program.

Kirk was a longstanding member of the Harmony Masonic Lodge No. 52 in Aylesford where he served as past District Deputy Grand Master as well as the Mayflower Chapter No. 2 of Eastern Star in Middleton and was the past Worthy Grand Patron of Nova Scotia/PEI.

Kirk was an avid bowler, golfer, curler and DIYer who had a love of gadgets and technology. He enjoyed tinkering in his garage, whether working on cars or designing homemade projects and tools.

Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. A combined Masonic and Eastern Star and funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 5, 2023 in Aylesford United Church with Reverend John Moses officiating. A reception will follow at the Aylesford Fire Hall. All are welcome.

The family wishes to extend special thanks to Fiona Peacock and the doctors at the Cardiac Care Unit at the Valley Regional Hospital for the extraordinary support and care provided to Kirk and the entire family.

Donations in memory may be made to your local Food Bank.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. Online condolences and inquiries may be directed to

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Service Date
Thursday, January 5, 2023
Service Time
2:00 p.m.
Service Location
Aylesford United Church

There will be no visitation, by request

Requested Charity
Donations in memory may be made to your local Food Bank