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Irvine, Thomas (Tom) Brady

Thomas Brady Irvine, beloved husband of Ione, passed away on Thursday, October 30, 2008 after a long courageous battle with cancer.

Tom was born on September 18, 1943 in Lancaster, England to Thomas and Roseanne (nee Duffin) Irvine and they immigrated to Canada in 1955. Tom graduated from Father MacDonald High School and then attended Sir George Williams University in Montreal. Tom moved to Calgary in 1975. He had a very successful career in the oil and gas industry in Calgary, Houston, TX and, most recently, Whitehorse, YT. Sports were of special interest to Tom and he was a gifted athlete playing football and running track. He also loved to golf, sail, and ski. He also loved to golf, sail, and ski. Tom was also a member of the Whitehorse Rotary club.

Besides his loving wife Ione of Calgary, Tom is survived by his brother Stewart (Jackie) of Toronto and their children Joelle, Montreal and Marc, Toronto. Parents-in-law Lorne and Dorothy Storey of Davidson, SK; sister and brother-in-law Jennifer Gaye and Eugene Thompson and their family; Veronica (Jim) McKitrick and daughter Rosie; Andrea Thompson and son Kyler, all of Kelowna; and Mike Thompson of Saskatoon. Tom dearly loved each of his nieces and nephews and took great delight in spending time with them. Tom was predeceased by his parents and grandparents.

Memories of Tom will be of his dry wit, determination, and his pride for his Scottish heritage. We will also fondly remember Tom for his constant cup o’ tea, his love of sports, how handsome he looked in his kilt, and his stoic dignity throughout his long illness.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Monday, November 3, 2008 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Tom will be laid to rest next to his parents in Montreal, QC. Graveside Service will be held at Cimetiere de St-Laurent. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: (403) 521-3433. The family wishes to thank Dr. Joseph Dort, Dr. Joe Warshawski, the Calgary Palliative Home Team, and the palliative care nurses and staff at the Sarcee Hospice for all of their wonderful care. Also, thank you to special friends Jim & Jan and their family Mallorie and Michael Murphy for their loving support and kindness throughout Tom’s illness.

In living memory of Tom Irvine, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. To Whom It May Concern….
    I was very sorry to hear of Tom’s passing.
    I first met Tom in my early Air Canada years at the Dorval Base. We just happened to become office mates at the PVM head offices in downtown Montreal in the mid 60’s…I later met Tom in Calgary in 1975 and we occassionaly hung out until I moved away from Calgary in 1992.
    I must add that when I needed help very badly at one time in my life, Tom was the only person to come through for me and for that I will always be grateful…we kept a watch on each other from afar over many years….Tom was an unforgettable character in my life…I will miss his existence…He was a ‘special’ friend…

    God Bless You Tommy…Rest in Peace

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