Justin Arthur Zirk Dether

In Memorial

January 2, 1989 โ€“ May 4, 2012
Passed away at the age of 23. He is survived by mother Melanie Weber (Sean), father James Zirk, brother Austin and sister Brooklyn, as well as an extended family, friends and many loved ones. A viewing will take place on Friday, May 11th from 10 am-12 pm at Garden Hill Funeral Chapel, 11765 224th St, Maple Ridge. A Memorial Service will follow at 2 pm also at Garden Hill.

Justin is now at peace and finally free.

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  1. Mary Johnston

    Dear Melanie
    I am so sorry to hear you have lost Justin. I was his Grade 2 teacher and he was such a bright light in my class. He often made me smile and I enjoyed him very much. I met him a few years ago and that sunny personality warmed my heart. I hope all your happy memories of this lovely boy will help you at this sad time.
    Mary Johnston

  2. Tom and Jennifer Dether

    We would like to express our sorrow and sympathy to you and your family. We were saddened to read of Justin’s passing. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this devistating time. Justin will be remembered warmly in our hearts.
    Tom and Jennifer Dether

  3. Dear Melanie – a parent can be faced with no greater pain. I sincerely ache for you and send prayers of love and faith to wrap a blanket of warmth and comfort around you. Take peace in the privilege you had to have been blessed with Justin as your son. Be patient but strong and believe in your healing Mel, God Bless

  4. Dear Melanie-hope you remember (not too many Clutcheys, I
    would hope!!) Danielle and Justin were in the primary school together and seemed to follow one another for a few years. Danielle wouldn’t go ice skating unless you were going and she could ride with you and Justin and you would help her at the rink. Thanx again!!! So, so sorry to hear. I can only wish you strength and my heartfelt love and very, very sincere condolences to you and your family. Take care, Melanie!

  5. Mel I am soooo sorrry.Josh and I send our love and condolances.My little Nephew(in my heart and mind).I LOVE YOU SIS!!!! I am here for you.My prayers are with you.Be strong Mel…….I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Danielle Clutchey

    Dear Melanie,
    I heard of Justin’s passing through a mutual friend. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I can’t imagine a greater pain than losing that of a child. My heart aches deeply for you and your family during this time.
    I remember Justin like it was yesterday from our time we spent together at MRP and MRE. It’s crazy to think of how long ago that was, but the memories are so clear. My mom (Joan) and my dad (Terry) whom I’m sure you remember, were reminding me of funny stories from way back then. Especially when I would ONLY go with you and Justin to go ice skating (or anywhere else for that matter) since I was such a weird kid that way! Justin and I were friends as kids, and it saddens me so much to hear of what happened.
    I sincerely wish you all the best, you are in my thoughts.

    Danielle Clutchey

  7. I was deeply saddened to hear of Justin’s passing,I didn’t know Justin for very long but for the time I did know him ,he was a ray of sunshine in my life,he always had a smile on his face & was very respectful towards me & many others who crossed paths with him,here in Powell River.He is and will be sadly missed by all his friends including ,myself,may you rest in peace Justin we will never forget you,our thoughts & prayers are with Justins family at this most difficult time…Lynda Ryan & Justin’s friends from Powell River,B.C.

  8. Sarah & Nathan Raymond

    Dear Mel,
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We shared many years together that I wish we would of continued. Having a child now we could not even start to imagine how you must feel. Please know that you are forever in our thoughts…yesterday, today and tomorrow. Take care of yourself and if you ever feel like talking or just “hanging out” know that we are always just a call away.
    Love Sarah & Nathan

  9. To all the Zirk family and Mels family. We have not connected in quite a few years now. Worked with the Zirks and new your mom well,Mel.So sorry to hear of your loss. I don’t live in Ridge anymore so just check the local news on line now. Only read about Justin just s few moments ago. I do remember when Jims parents told us of Justins arrival. I believe Jim had the Pizza place at that time. Hold him close in your hearts and you will feel the wormth of his love for you all. Pat Underhill and family.

  10. Today is a very sad day for you since Justin’s passing 2 years ago. May you have strength to keep moving ahead as time will help to ease the pain. He will always remain close to you and be a part of your life in spirit. Just keep remembering the good times you had with him. Thinking of you today.


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