Obituary for Arthur Elwin Kirkham
Elwin passed away peacefully at Lanark Lodge, Perth on Wednesday, December 27th, 2017 in his 95th year. He was predeceased by his wife of 66 years, Madge (Badour) Kirkham, his son Donnie, brothers Earl and Bob, sisters Alma and Laura. He was the loved father of Wanda(Dennis) Cordick and Jane Pitts. Elwin will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Denis, Steven, Crystal Cordick, Sarah and Michael Pitts, great grand children, Alyssa and Jerred Millotte and Michael, Lauren and Tiara Cordick and sister Doreen (Kirkham) Richmond. He will be sorrowfully missed by his many nieces and nephews and close friends, particularly his sisters-in-law Jean Badour, Jane Badour and Irene Kirkham. Elwin and his brothers Earl and Bob built and renovated some of the finest older homes in Perth for many years prior to his employment at Lanark lodge as a maintenance supervisor. He served as a long time member of the Masonic Lodge in Perth. Friends may pay their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W., Perth on Friday December 29th, 2017 10:30 to 11:30 with a service following at 12:00 Noon. A reception will follow the services in the Blair & Son Family Centre. Interment will be held in the spring in St. Stephen’s Cemetery, Brooke. We are extremely thankful and grateful for the TLC provided by the staff in the Maples at Lanark Lodge over the past 2 years. In memory of Elwin, donations to the Lanark Lodge Memorial Fund or the Alzheimer Society of Lanark County (Day Program) would be appreciated.