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Passing of UA Member Kirk Guttman
March 27, 2018
GUTTMAN, Kirk Kirk passed away peacefully surrounded by his wife and family on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at the age 56 years. Predeceased by his father Art, Kirk will lovingly be remembered by his wife Sharon; daughter Christie (Dustin) Klym; grandson Jack; granddaughter Charlie; mother Phyllis; brother Kevin (Sabrena); father-in-law and mother-in-law Barry and Dee McGowan; sisters-in-law Barb (Michael) Poth and Lynn (Ken) Kosloski; as well as many special nieces and nephews; and two faithful furry friends Kahlua and Winnie. Kirk was born May 2, 1961 to Phyllis and Art Guttman in Long Beach, California, spending his early years in Garden Grove. In 1975 Kirk and his mother moved to Regina where he attended and graduated from Martin Collegiate High School. After graduation he returned to the States to attended California State University in Long Beach. In 1980 he returned to Regina in his 1968 Camaro, continuing his education at the University of Regina, but a change in direction led to his journeyman designation in plumbing. He started working for Monarch Plumbing under the careful mentoring of Doug Christie. In 1983, Kirk was introduced to Sharon by mutual friends; they were married the following October 20, 1984, and would have celebrated 34 years of marriage. Kirk and Sharon welcomed their first and only child Christie on April 26, 1988, on her mom's birthday. In July 1988 Kirk became Doug Christie's first employee of Christie Mechanical working toward Project Manager, and through the years working so closely they became very good friends. Kirk would always strive for excellence through his career and would have celebrated 30 years with Christie Mechanical this summer. Kirk's commitments and integrity was never less than 100 percent, often resulting in countless hours at work as no job could be left undone. Even with his demanding work schedule, Kirk always had time for his family. He played an active role in all of Christie's activities, especially her baton twirling becoming the president of SK Baton Twirling Association. Family gatherings were also very important to Kirk, be it a wedding or backyard barbeque where Kirk always took a genuine interest in the people he loved. He was very mechanically inclined and willing to help anyone fix or repair anything in need. Kirk and Sharon enjoyed travelling, making numerous trips to California to visit his dad and family, skiing, Las Vegas or just enjoying quality time together in their backyard.
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