Obituary of Bill Irwin
William "Bill" Alan Vandervoort Irwin
Passed away at the Providence Manor in Kingston on Saturday March 9th, 2019. Bill Irwin aged 99 years. Beloved husband of 73 years to Audrey (Hancock) Irwin. Loving father of Susan Irwin (the late Bruce Bryan) of Brockville and formerly of Lynhurst and Nancy Irwin (the late Jean-Pierre Lavoie) of Kingston and formerly of Rosemére, QC. Predeceased by his parents Norman and Marion (Vandervoort) Irwin and sister Margaret Sloan (David). Also missed by many nieces and nephews. Born at home in Belleville but spent most of his youth in Ottawa graduating from Glebe Collegiate in Ottawa then Queen’s University in Kingston “Science ’43”. His working career in the pulp and paper industry took him to Montreal, eventually retiring to his farm in Athens, ON and then to city life in Brockville. A kind and gentle man to the end, a good husband and special father always with a smile for everyone. Bill lived a long and happy life. The family wishes to express their gratitude for the exceptional care from the staff at Montreal 5 and latterly Montreal 4 at the Providence Manor. Their acts of kindness and constant good cheer will be remembered. Thank you all.
A Celebration of Bill’s life will be held at a later date. In memory of Bill donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated by the family. Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl St. E., Brockville entrusted with the arrangements. Messages of condolence may be sent online at www.barclayfuneralhome.com.
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