Anna Kirk
1931 - 2019
Anna Kirk
Visitation Information
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Visitation Time
7-9 pm
Visitation Location
Mattatall-Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro
Service Information
Service Date
Wednesday December 11, 2019
Service Time
2 pm
Service Location
Immanuel Baptist Church, 295 Young Street, Truro
Burial Information
Burial Date
Later date
Burial Location
Robie Street Cemetery, 125 Robie Street, Truro
Requested Charity
Immanuel Baptist Church or charity of choice
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Kirk, Anna –Dec.  5, 1931 – Dec. 2, 2019.  It is with great sadness that the family of Anna Kirk of Truro announce the passing of our dear mother in her 88th year on December 2, 2019 in the Halifax Infirmary, QEII.  She was the last surviving member of her family.

 Anna was the youngest child born to Thomas Hull, (Belfast, Ireland) and Annie (Neilson) Hull (Ardrossan, Scotland).  Her family immigrated to Canada in 1928 and worked a farm in Lanesville, Colchester Co, NS.  Anna was the only child born in Canada.

 At a young age, Anna married Harold Atkinson and together they had four children: Judy, Robert, Gary and Nancy. After the family moved from Stewiacke to Truro, Anna worked at Zellers, while raising her family. She was a hardworking, dedicated employee. Being both a homemaker and working outside the home leaves one with very little spare time, all of which she devoted to the well-being of the family. Anna instilled in her children the importance of honesty, caring for others and exemplary work ethics. Anna left Zellers to work for Lloyd Smith, managing the "Record Bar". Here, she met many people who became lifelong friends. Thirty years later, she would meet former customers and recall their choice of musical artists and records: a testament to her appreciation of the people she served. When this store closed, she went to work at Zellers, Fundy Trail Mall. Her warm, gentle personality endeared her to many more shoppers. In 1972, Anna married Willis Kirk and welcomed his children Linda, George and David, into her life.

 Anna’s passions in life included family activities, shopping and travelling.  She felt fortunate to have travelled abroad. Venice held a special place in her heart, along with Jerusalem, Hawaii and many other locations. Anna admired and enjoyed fancy dishes. She always set a beautiful table whether for herself or a crowd.  She had a very large collection of cups and saucers, and always had room for one more. The Royal Family was well represented in her home by photos, magazines, ornaments and various unique items. Although she felt she had no specific talents, we knew differently. Anna has left behind and given away many lovely pieces of ceramics, pictures of paper toleing and beautiful pieces of embroidery. She did have many talents and attributes, most of all a remarkable personality. She lived her life with a grace and elegance that touched all those who knew her. We will cherish her for the rest of our lives, as we did when she was with us.  Mum was a beautiful, gentle, lady who was the centre of our world. 

 Anna is survived by daughters, Judy (Wilfred) Smith, East Stewiacke; Nancy Atkinson (Bill), Truro; step-daughter, Linda Wilson (Norman), Ottawa; sons, Robert Atkinson (Linda) Hardwood Lands; Gary Atkinson (Gayla) Saint John, NB; step-sons, George Kirk (Joan) Truro; David Kirk (Marjorie) Ottawa; 14 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; first husband, Harold Atkinson; second husband, Willis Kirk; siblings, Catherine (Avard) Jeffers; William (Hazel) Hull; James (Beulah) Hull; Tom (Ellen) Hull; Catherine in infancy; son-in-law, Wilfred Smith.

 We will miss the sound of her voice and the touch of her hand. We will live each day honouring her because she instilled within us the meaning of what family is all about.

 Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall-Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro where visitation will be held 7-9 pm Tuesday, December 10, 2019. Anna was a faithful member of Immanuel Baptist Church, 295 Young Street, Truro from where a service will be held 2 pm Wednesday, December 11, 2019 with Pastor Michael Fredericks officiating. Interment will be at a later date in Robie Street Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Anna’s memory to Immanuel Baptist Church or a charity of your choice. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Anna’s obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at:


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