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IRWIN, Donald George

November 16, 1922 – September 10, 2017

With great sadness, the Irwin Family announces the passing of their beloved father, Donald George Irwin; a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend.

As a WWII veteran, Don served his country honorably and retired from the service as a Pilot Officer. He was the recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross, France and Germany Star, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Overseas Service and Bomber Command Bars, Defense Medal, and the French Croix de Guerre.

Don is survived by his children Donald (Donna), Sandra, Sandy, Shauna (Jim), Deanna (Steve); grandchildren Don, Cristopher, Devon, Scott, Alexandra, Dallas, Robin, Megan, Donelle, Levi, Liam, Cameron, Dylan, Geneva, JR, Stephen, Coltanna, Tyler, Shaundra, Shyla, MacGregor, Delaney, and Mhairi; and great-grandchildren Tayla, Evan, Brody, Issac, Brynn Rose, Lillian, Brooklyn, Emma Lee, Charlotte, Jack, Charlie, Isobel, Mac, Norie, and Corbyn.

Don is predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Marie; and by his eldest daughter Donna.

The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to all of the staff, caregivers, nurses, and aids who tended to dad with such respect, dignity, and compassion throughout his time at Colonel Belcher Seniors Residence.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB) on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Following the service, relatives and friends are invited to meet at the residence of Shauna & Jim Bruvall (1067 Lake Placid Drive S.E.). Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Donald Irwin, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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  1. Kim and Bob Erixon :

    It is with great sadness we would like to express our deepest sympathies to Don’s family. He was very lucky to have you all be around and spend so much time with him. He will be fondly missed and many times you will think of him in the years to come and that will be a great honour. Our thoughts are with you now in this difficult time.

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  2. Sending our sincere sympathy to you all at this sad time.
    I only met Don a couple of times but remember him as a true gentleman with a great fun sense of humour.
    He will be a great loss to you all.
    Thinking of you all at this sad time
    Lynne and all the Scottish cousins x

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  3. Neil, I am saddened from your loss. Wishing my deepest sympathies and peacefulness to a life well lived.

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  4. Butch and Heather Bruchet :

    Sandy, Levi, Dylan and family.

    Butch and I would like to send our heartfelt sympathy at the passing of your Father & Grandfather. We know how cherished he was to the whole Irwin Clan. Please know our thoughts are with all of you.

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  5. Gary and Lora Meiklejohn :

    Our deepest condolences on the loss of your Dad. My parents always looked forward to their visits with your Mom and Dad. They were great friends. Don and dad could reminisce for hours. Unfortunately we cant make it to the service tomorrow but will be thinking of all of you.

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  6. Val Vincent & Garth Bye :

    We were saddened to hear that your father passed away Sandy. Thinking of you and wishing you moments of peace and comfort as you remember your dad.
    Our thoughts are with you and your family.

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