Kirk William Molder was born in Lajord Saskatchewan on December 4 1938, to parents William Molder and Sadie Molder (nee Peters). His family moved all over Saskatchewan following his father’s teaching placements. In 1958 he married Gwennith Myrfield, together they had 5 children. Kirk followed his father’s path with a career as a teacher. He was the principal and vice principal of many schools in Regina before retiring at age 54. Kirk always liked building structures with wood. One of his favorite projects was, as a family, disassembling the train station at Benson Saskatchewan. He then built the family cottage at White Bear Lake in the Moose Mountain Hills of Southeast Saskatchewan using the salvaged lumber. During his retirement he made extra income building fences and decks. After all the kids left home, he and Gwen moved to Wolseley, Saskatchewan where he became active in the local writers group and the Wolseley Players theatre group. Kirk moved back to Regina after Gwennith passed away in May of 2019.
Kirk was a Mason, past Master of his lodge and currently a member of Assiniboia Lodge in Regina. He was a long-time member of Wa Wa Shriners, and served on the Provincial executive as Recorder (Secretary) for several years. He was also a very active member of the Regina Shrine Drum Corps.
Kirk passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully in his sleep during the night of May 6, 2022, he was predeceased by his loving wife Gwennith; and daughter, Heidi Joy Koshman. Kirk was also predeceased by his parents William and Sadie Molder; and older brother Vance Clayton Molder. Kirk is survived by his four sons: Colin (Lisa), Craig (Deborah), Kelly (Wendy), and Kevin; Seven grandchildren, Cydney (Stefano), Daniel (Elysia), Sarah (Drue), Kelsey, Bryce (Eva), Matthew (Cortney) and Kent; one great- grandchild Felix; and son-in-law Russel Koshman. Kirk is also survived by his sister Cathy (Warren) many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews. He was well loved by all and will be sadly missed.
Kirk's Memorial Reception will be held in the Oasis Room at the Regina Wa Wa Shrine Center, 2065 Hamilton St. on Tuesday June 21 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
A private interment will take place later this summer.
If desired, donations may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, c/o Wa Wa Shriners, 2065 Hamilton Street Regina, SK S4P 2E1.