Richard Eldon Irwin

Thursday, 08 February 1951 - Wednesday, 08 November 2017

Death Notice

Peacefully at LHSC Victoria Campus on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at the age of 66.  Survived by his wife Jenni, married for 37 years, sister Carolyn (Robert) Frayne, mother-in-law Eileen Dunn, sisters-in-law Bev (John) deVeer, Peggy (Gary) Andrews, Joan Ferrari, Kathy (Wayne) Medcraft, Maureen (Jim) Russell, Laurie (Bryan) Zavitz, brothers-in-law Bill (Cheryl) Dunn, Steve (Gill) Dunn, Rose Dunn, Lynn Dunn, also survived by nieces and nephews Jennifer Frayne, Scott Frayne, Dave (Diane) Dunn, Brian (Marian) Dunn, Michelle (Rich) Heaven, Nicole (Ben) Fisher, Craig (Helena) deVeer, Wayne (Shannon) deVeer, Gina (Tom) Rocca, Teresa (Keven) Nicefield, Sabrina (Shawn) Ellenor, Kris (Randy) Dzierzbicki, Mike (Jay) Dzierzbicki, Carrie (Chad) Praill, Crystal (Claudio) Palleschi, Tara (Dave) Kruger, Scott (Danielle) Dunn, Robyn Dunn, Kelsey Dunn and Nolan Dunn.  Predeceased by his parents Eldon (1996) and Doreen (2010), father-in-law Charles Dunn (1997), brothers-in-law Chuck and Rick Dunn.  Rick worked for Fiberglas Canada for 27 years, Serviplast and Sterling Trucks, and was a past Volunteer Fire Chief for the Point Edward Fire Department. 


In keeping with Rick's wishes, cremation has taken place and a private service has been held.


As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to The Canadian Cancer Society, 556 Christina St. N. Sarnia, N7T 5W6.

7 Condolences

  • Georgia Gander November 16, 2017 10:14am

    My deepest sympathies to Jenni and the family of Rick. I remember him from youth group - many years ago - at the United Church on London Line. I believe his mother or aunt was somehow related to my mother - Berenice Mott Gander so we would often joke that we were 'related'!
    He was a happy and fun-loving person who always made others feel special. I'm sorry for your loss.
    Georgia Gander

  • Mike Dzierzbicki November 12, 2017 09:19am

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the whole family. Uncle Rick will be greatly missed by all of us.

  • Catherine Humphrey-Tyrie November 11, 2017 08:37pm

    Carolyn (Robert) Frayne and the Irwin family. On behalf of my mother Shirley Humphrey and my sisters Donna & Lorna and our families may I offer you our deepest condolences in the lost of your brother, In our thoughts and prayers as you face the days ahead.

  • Kris Dzierzbicki and Family November 11, 2017 07:08pm

    Goodbye Uncle Rick. I will miss our conversations and sharing laughs about any number of things from motorcycles to movies and music or sometimes just everyday happenings, always with a slightly off kilter, slightly cynical and humorous angle. You had a great, intelligent laugh...somewhere between a giggle and smirk and often followed by something quietly witty.
    I always looked up to your work ethic and attention to detail. I also fondly remember the way that you loved and respected Aunt Jenni. I’ll never forget the stories of re-renovating parts of the basement until exact matrimonial specifications were achieved. ;)
    The last several years were mostly conversations at the Dunn Christmas party but I often thought of you and Aunt Jenni and always missed you throughout the entire year. I’m glad that I was able to say goodbye even if it was over the phone.
    My earliest memories are filled with pictures of you in 70’s outfits and you’ve always been part of my life. I’ll always remember being completely amazed at your old Dodge Charger(being a huge fan of The Dukes of Hazzard and all). I also think of you every time I play the super cool, old 60’s Sears EKO guitar that you dug out of your basement and gave to me several years ago.
    You’ll be dearly missed Uncle Rick but I know that you’re somewhere watching over us and smiling.
    Love Kris :)

  • Bill and Wendy November 11, 2017 06:58pm

    Our deepest sympathy to Jenni and families. Rick will be missed by all. Wishing you comfort and strength in the days to come.

  • Kathy and Wayne November 11, 2017 06:24pm

    RIP Rick...gone but never forgotten... You were a good man and we will miss you! Cheers to all the great memories!

  • Roger Gallaway November 11, 2017 03:27pm

    Condolences to the family on your loss. Rick was a quiet and competent fire chief who served us in Pt Edward most ably.

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