Alexis (Lexy) Marie Kirk (nee: Hergott) Born October 6, 1946 in Emo, Ontario, passed on to an afterlife of horseback riding and baking pies February 17, 2013.
She lived in Atikokan, Ontario until the family moved to Fruitvale in the early sixties, then Nelson B.C. Lexy first danced with Tom in Victoria August 1981, a short courtship and off to new ground for both. Smithers has been home and friend since October 1981. Her love of horses was surpassed only by the love for her family.
She leaves behind to fill a void….her loving husband of 30 years Tom and his two daughters Christine and Jennifer, her daughter Jeanette, sister Cathy Corner & Ian, two brothers Dennis & Bev and Kevin & Laurie, many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, seven grandchildren, and all the people she shared time with during her life!
There are so many words that could have been her middle name…volunteer, happy, smiling, involved, leader, pie queen, equestrian, hairdresser, outdoors enthusiast, gardener, geneaologist, friend, and the list goes on!
Lexy was always able to entice people to help when asking for volunteers. From the time her feet hit the floor in the morning until bedtime, she was on the go. If a job is worth doing, it is worth doing before noon! Her love of life and her animals are known far and wide. Many people have said that in a second life they would come back as a dog or cat sitting at the side of the highway, to be adopted as Lexy drives by!
A hairdresser for 47 years, Lexy was always proud to tell those that would listen that she was the reigning B.C. and Alberta hairdressing champion, in the same year. A loophole that was plugged after she attained it!
A short but valiant fight, the cancer was out of control before she knew about it. She passed, comforted by Tom, her daughter Jeanette, and Dr. Biz Bastian. Lexy wants people to remember to volunteer willingly, with a smile on their face. Also, “Do something nice for yourself when you first get up in the morning, then do something good for someone else!”
At Lexy’s request, there will be no service at this time. There will be a celebration of her life on a weekend in the summer. The date will be set and announced closer to the time. Donations in her name can be made to our local Smithers Cancer Care Team, Box 3776, Smithers, B.C., V0J 2N0, she hoped all would consider giving. Thanks go out to the doctors, nurses, friends and special people in our life for their understanding and their ability to help and comfort us through this difficult road we travelled these last few months.
Gone from our daily life, forever in our heart!