Anton "Tony" Tirk

May 10, 1937February 20, 2021

In loving memory of...

With his family by his side, Dad passed away peacefully, the morning of February 20, 2021.

Dad left Hungary during the Hungarian revolution in 1956. After working in Austria he came to Canada where he worked at many different jobs in different places, eventually ending up in Kenora. He also worked different jobs in Kenora before the Paper Mill hired him in 1965. He worked at the Kenora Mill for 30 years, before retiring in 1995.

Dad met Mom while he was cooking at the Kenricia Hotel in 1960. They got married in May, 1963. In 1964, their first child, David (Mary), was born. Michael was born two years later in 1966. He was predeceased by his dad, Antal, mom, Illona and three sisters, Agnes, Mary and Kathy in Hungary; and father-in-Law, Bob, mother-in-law, Florence, and brother-in-Law, Bob(Amy) Duke in Kenora. He is survived by his wife, Lee in Kenora, sons, David in Brandon, Michael in Kenora, grandchildren, Jarvis and Louise in Brandon, many nieces and nephews in Hungary and his sister-in-law, Amy, nephew, Jason (Megan) in Winnipeg and niece, Jennifer (Roger) in Whitehorse, as well as his many friends.

Dad enjoyed fishing, hunting, cutting wood for his stove, and going out blueberry picking with his quad. Dad loved to talk to anyone who would listen until his hearing failed him. He also liked to make grape wine in his spare time and made a yearly batch of wine right up until he passed.

Many thanks to the wonderful, caring Doctors and Nurses at Lake of the Woods District Hospital. He received excellent care in his final days at the Hospital. Dad was cremated and due to COVID, a family service will held at a later date. Memorial donations can be made to a charity of ones choice. Online condolences may be made at BROWN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE ENTRUSTED WITH ARRANGEMENTS.


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Anton "Tony" Tirk

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Lliana Hanstead

March 2, 2021

I'm going to miss my uncle

Gloria Loewen

February 26, 2021

Thinking of you, Lee.

Carolyn Johnson

February 26, 2021

Dear Lee, David and Michael
We are so very sorry for your loss of Tony. We will always remember him as a friendly and interesting man and always enjoyed our conversations with him whenever we met when shopping.
We are thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers. May memories of happy years together bring you comfort and give you peace.
We offer you our sincere sympathy and caring thoughts.
Earl & Carolyn Johnson

peter Harland

February 25, 2021

Dear Lee, Ruth and I were so saddened to hear of Tony's passing. He was such a great neighbour and we loved to talk over the back hedge. He was also an excellent fishing friend and loved the Canadian wilderness. And in days gone by we shared a few bottles of his home-made wine whilst out ice fishing. He was also a great camp cook. We are so sorry for your loss, but, looking back I think he did have a wonderful life. Yours Peter Harland

Jan Richardson

February 24, 2021

Dear Lee - I was so sorry to hear of Tony’s passing. I remember meeting both of you on occasion, often at the grocery store, and I was always entertained by Tony’s stories from his younger days. During these conversations he would explain how he had left his native Hungary and made a life here in Canada - a courageous move, for sure.
Tony gave me the impression that he really enjoyed cooking and I am sure he did a great job at the Kenricia in that capacity. His long career at the mill, and the providing of fish, game, wood and blueberries ensure that he will go down in history as a superlative provider for his family! May he rest in peace . . . hugs, prayers and blessings - Jan Richardson

John and Chris Balkwill

February 24, 2021

Lee, Michael, David and family; We are so sorry to learn of Tony’s passing. He certainly was a colourful member of the Lakeside family. His gentle manner, quick wit and infectious laugh will certainly be missed. We enjoyed our chats with him. You are all in our thoughts during this sad time.

Pam & Ed Chagnon

February 23, 2021

Thinking of you at this very sad time. Our deepest sympathy.

Nancy and Ian MacDonell

February 23, 2021

Dear Lee and family, We are so very sorry for your loss. Tony was a good friend whom I was always glad to have a chat with! Enjoyed working with him on the finishing floor all those years. He will be missed!

Darlene McCutchon

February 23, 2021

Dear sorry to hear of your loss. He was an incredibly friendly man who loved to
chat. May you find joy in the memories you and Tony made over the years!
Love Dar

Joan Fischer

February 23, 2021

Lee, I am so sad to hear this. Tony was such a good man and a wonderful story teller. He will be missed.