Douglas Ralph Irvine
January 4, 1926 ~ June 3, 2012
With sad hearts we announce the passing of Doug Irvine on June 3, 2012 at the age of 86 years. He slipped away quietly in his sleep after a long struggle with COPD.
Doug was born in Toronto and lived there till 1952 before moving to Ottawa for a stint in the RCAF. He followed the ‘directive’ “go west young man” moving the family to several western cities before finally landing in Nanaimo, where they have spent the past 31 years.
Doug is survived by his loving wife, Marie who he wed more than 63 years ago and 6 of their 7 children: Noreen Shelvey (Ron), Jackie Scurrah (Mark), Fran Massey (Doug), Grant Irvine (Diana), Karen Carlsen (Ken), Grahame Irvine (Shawna). There are also 14 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren who will miss him in their lives. He is predeceased by his son Lorin Irvine in 1980.
Doug enjoyed cooking, music, Mac computers, but especially his family and many friends both in person and on-line.
By request, there is no service planned at this time.