1940 ~ 2014
With his family by his side at the Health Sciences center, Irvin passed away on July 22 at the age of 74 after a courageous battle with cancer. He leaves to mourn: his loving wife of 45 years, Jo-Ann (nee Young), his children, Tracey (Blake), Michelle (Travis), Lori (Jim), Dean (Yvonne), and Grant (Kerri-Lynn). He also leaves 5 grandchildren: Dustin, Amanda, Matthew, Makayla, Brendan, and his 3 great-grandchildren, his brother Ben (Rose) , and several sister and brother in laws, nieces and nephews.
Irvin married Jo-Ann in 1969, and brought her to Thompson Mb. where they raised their family. Dad worked for the City of Thompson, and then Manitoba Hydro until 1998. They then retired to Beausejour where he loved the country life and small town atmosphere. Dad’s favorite past times included singing and playing his guitar. He was also an avid wrestling fan all of his life, and recently had become a huge CFL fan.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Askarifar and the staff at Beausejour Hospital, and Dr. Houston and Barb at Cancer Care Manitoba for the care dad received during the past 17 months. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cancer Care Manitoba.
A funeral service will be held at Zion Lutheran Church in Beausejour on Tuesday July 29 at 2:00 p.m.Print This Obituary & Condolences