OBITUARIES FROM THE ORANGEVILLE BANNER FOR THE YEAR 1956
of Ontario - N258
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May 10, p.?: Mr. Wilson Irwin - We regret
to report the death of one of our senior citizens, Mr. Wilson Irwin, who passed
away suddenly at his home on Friday evening. Mr. Irwin, who had reached the age
of 80, had spent his entire life in this community, having farmed on the second
line of Adjala until his retirement and removal to the village some years ago.
Mr. and Mrs. Irwin had celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary last June.
He is survived by his wife, the former Alice Lee, who is at present a patient
in Dufferin Area Hospital, and by three daughters: Mrs. D. McElwain (Inez), Mrs.
H. McFarland (Zola) and Mrs. Borden Rowley (Ella Beryl). Two sons, Lee and Dunning,
predeceased their father.
May 17,p.: Wilson Irwin - With the death of Wilson Irwin, on May 5th, at
the age of eighty-one years, there passed away a life-long resident of the Hockley
district and the last surviving member of the family of the late Robert Irwin
of Adjala township. Born on the farm at lot 13, con. 1, Adjala, Wilson Irwin received
his public schooling there and on June 21, 1895, married Alice Lee, also of con.
1, Adjala Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Irwin raised family of five children and farmed
lot 13 until their retirement to the village of Hockley some years ago. Mr. Irwin
was a member of St. James' Anglican Church of the Parish of East Mono and served
with distinction as a member of the board of Directors of the parish cemetery,
St. John's 7th line, Mono. This historic burying ground dates from 1932. On June
21, 1955, Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Irwin celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary,
an especially happy event. Mr. Irwin enjoyed good health and was quite active
until the onset of his final illness, just before his death. He was well liked
and respected by the whole community. A private funeral service preceded the public
service. The public service took place on May 7th, at St. John's Church, 7th line,
Mono, with interment in the cemetery there. Rev. Lloyd McFarlane, rector of East
Mono Parish, conducted the service, assisted by two former rectors and friends
of the deceased, Canon A.C. McCollum and the Rev. H.N. Bracken. The six pallbearers
were all nephews of the late Wilson Irwin: Cecil White, Percy Irwin, Joe Irwin,
Mondon lee, James Lee and M.J. Varey. Of the many floral tributes, the family
flowers were carried by Irwin Lee, Keith Irwin and Harold Irwin.
Left to mourn his passing are his wife, Alice and his three daughters, Mrs. D.
McIlwain (Inez) of Adjala, Mrs. Herman McFarland (Zola) of Mono and Mrs. Borden
Rowley (Ella Beryl) of Brampton. Two sons, Dunning and Lee Irwin, predeceased
him. Wilson Irwin is survived by five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
The grandchildren are Keith and Harold Irwin of Toronto, Elizabeth McFarland o
mono township and Molly and Alice Irwin of Beeton., Lynn Mary Irwin and Vicki
Irwin, daughters of Keith are the great-grandchildren. The family of the late
Robert Irwin, of whom Wilson was the last surviving member were Wallace, William,
James and Wilson and Mrs. John Lee and Mrs. J .J. White.
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