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Published On: Thu, Sep 26th, 2013

Irwin, William "Bill"

Irwin, William “Bill” of St. Williams and formerly of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully, on Wednesday, September 25th, 2013, at the Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe, in his 87th year. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy “Jean” (Fife) Irwin and dearly loved father of Tom and his wife Jackie Irwin of St. Thomas, Paul and his wife Diane Irwin of Calgary and the late Gail Clark (Gerry of St. Thomas).  Dear brother of Donna McArthur (late Dick) of St. Thomas, late Eugene Irwin (Mary of the Ottawa area), Helen Fleming (late Jack) of St. Thomas, late Marilyn Williams (Jim of St. Thomas. Dear brother-in-law of  Marion Gilchrist, Audrey Denny  and Donna Virag. Sadly missed by 8 grandchildren, a number of great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Bill was born in Iona on December 18th, 1926, the son of the late Albert and Evelyn (Renaud) Irwin. He was retired from Laidlaw Transport.

The family will receive friends at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas on Saturday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A private family service will follow at 8:00 p.m. Cremation to follow, with interment of ashes in Union Cemetery . Remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Caring Cupboard.

About the Author

- Nathan is originally from Cardiff, Wales, and was imported to Canada as a internet mail order groom in 1998 and has managed to avoid deportation ever since. Even though sometimes mis-interpreted, possibly to retaining a Welsh accent, he continues to try his best to make a difference to the community he has grown to love.