James "John" Irvine

Obituary of James "John" Irvine

Irvine, James "John" Ronald

Peacefully on September 21, 2018 at the Smiths Falls Hospital with family by his side, in his 71st year.  Beloved husband of Susan (Bedford).  Loving father of Shawn Irvine and devoted grandfather of Tylor and Katie.  Dear brother of Twila (the late Tom Gilligan), the late Opal (Joe Keuhl), the late Bernie (Sharon), Reg (Judy), the late Raymond (Bernadette), Scott (Celica), and Kevin (Marcella).  Brother to the "Bedford Clan"; Eileen and Keith McNeely, Chris and the late Earl Atkins, Mark and Jean, Scott and Laurie, Michael and Cathy, Tracey.  Predeceased by his parents Scott and Christina Irvine.  Lovingly remember by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

John was devoted to his career which began as a volunteer firefighter before becoming a full time firefighter with the Smiths Falls Fire Department.  He was awarded the Medal of Bravery in 1997 for saving a man's life.  John spent much of his spare time volunteering for many years with his son Shawn and grandchildren Katie and Tylor with their involvement in baseball, soccer and hockey.

John loved his family dearly and of course had a love for the Ottawa Senators.  He enjoyed spending his time at the trailer on O'Reilly Lake and loved to fish.

Friends are invited to join the family for a Celebration of Life at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch-95, Smiths Falls, on Thursday, September 27, 2018 from 1:00pm till 4:00pm.  Interment to follow at a later date.  As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Lannin Funeral Home, Smiths Falls.  Online condolences available at www.lannin.ca