1934 - 2018
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Ronald Clifford Scott Irvine. After a courageous fight with cancer and surrounded by his loved ones, he passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 in Lethbridge at the age of 83 years.
The Funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Augustine's Catholic Church, 5009 - 48 Avenue, Taber on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. A private burial service was held at the Bassano Cemetery.
Ron is survived by three loving daughters, Marcia-Lynn Hart of Calgary, Lori-Anne (Trevor) Pickerell of Taber and Patricia (Glenn) Pearson of Lethbridge; four grandchildren Catheryn (Andrew) Potkins, Jackson Pickerell, Tucker Pickerell and Tobin Pearson; his sweetheart Yoshi Schrader as well as his brother Bruce (Joan) Irvine and sister Joyce Myrden.
He was predeceased by his wife Virginia; sisters Gail Irvine and Aline Ludlow; brothers-in-law Derek Myrden and Doug Ludlow; his dog Sir Maxwell of Silversage.
In 1956, Ronald’s lifelong dream was realized and he was accepted into the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
After being moved around the country from posting to posting, he found himself in the small Alberta town of High River. It was here where he had met his beloved wife Virginia, a nurse at the local hospital. After his marriage, he was blessed with three lovely daughters, Marcia-Lynn Hart, Lori-Anne (Trevor) Pickerell, and Patricia (Glenn) Pearson.
After Lori was born, the family made a cross country move, going from Toronto, spending time in Calgary before finally retiring his lengthy career working with the Security Intelligence Department of the RCMP.
In 1974, he moved the family one last time to Bassano, where he spent the next twenty plus years of his retirement working in Global Thermal Electric’s Human Resource department and in a successful real estate career. All the while, growing his beautiful family.
Finally, after Ron retired from his real estate business, he and his wife followed their hearts and the two of them moved to Creston, British Columbia and lived their days out in the mountains.
After the passing of his loving wife, he moved back to Taber to be with his family. He spent his last three years in Lethbridge at Blackrock Terrace having the time of his life with his sweetheart Yoshi and his dog Maxwell.
Ronald will be lovingly remembered as a wonderful father and grandfather with a passion for the natural beauty of the world.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Ron’s name may be made directly to the Town of Taber (please indicate for Taber Animal Shelter), A - 4900 - 50 Street, Taber, Alberta T1G 1T1.