Henry “Pete” E. Firkins, age 77, of Missoula, Montana, passed away on November 8, 2022. Services are pending at this time and will be announced when set.
Please visit below to offer the family a condolence or share a memory of Pete. Axelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been privileged to care for Pete and his family.
Read the thoughts and memories, then feel free to add your own.
This is extremely difficult for me….
I will ALWAYS MISS YOU!! You will always be in my heart. I also know that you will be with me wherever I am.
Daddy! I LOVE YOU SO VERY MUCH
Love Always & Forever your daughter Melina
Deborah Lewis says
There is an empty chair in our little church but your spirit is present. We are sad and miss you so much but we are thankful you are no longer in pain and we know you have gone home to meet your Father.
Love and miss you,
Deborah and Kenton Lewis
David Firkins says
Dear Uncle Pete,,
I will remember you always as being a warm and kind person most of the times being reserved with your words,, only speaking when you had kind words to say,, something I have learned slowly from you and my dad. I meet so many people in my travels that that portray their personalities in a guarded neutral way so as not to upset the norm. My Uncle Pete was solid in his foundation of who he was and really was unaffected by any outside influence. In other words he made his way on his terms and was rock solid in his ways. He lived life fully and made it count and believed wholeheartedly in his decisions.
I remember Uncle Pete coming over to our home in Pacifica California,, where he and my dad proceeded to have a fun wrestling match in our back yard literally tearing each other apart like a couple of wild cats. After that we had a nice dinner and the following day dropped off Uncle Pete at Fort Ord where he would be transferred to Viet Nam for the next few years.
I can only imagine what that must have been like for Uncle Pete. Rest In Peace my friend and Uncle and say hi to my mom & dad and all of our relatives with you.
Thanks Peter, for all the good natured ribbings and general sass. You will be missed!
Christina Andress says
Your kindness and gentle personality are already missed. I hold fond childhood memories of you and the rest of the family in Missoula. I am grateful to have been able to know you as long as I did and to know that you’re finally at peace. I have only happy memories of you and will cherish them forever.