James Irving

James Irving

Wednesday, August 6th, 1930 - Sunday, May 17th, 2020
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Passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 17, 2020 at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville, at the age of 89. Beloved husband of Grace for 65 wonderful years. Predeceased by brother Lawrence. Dear friend of Janice Scanlan and Peter Robertson. James will be fondly remembered by his family, friends and neighbours in Canada and Scotland. He was a longtime member of the Oshawa Civic Band and the Whitby Brass Band. James retired after many years of service at General Motors. Private cremation has taken place and he will be laid to rest at Resurrection Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society or Covenant House. Online condolences may be left at
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Randy Eyres

Posted at 09:28pm
Had the privilege of working with Jim as an apprentice in 1978 to 1982 and enjoyed meeting him at many retirement functions in more recent years.
My condolences to his family.
Randy Eyres

Brendan Hill

Posted at 11:13am
It was so sad to hear of Jim's passing. I've had the privilege of knowing Jim my whole life but I want to note in particular of when I first entered the Whitby Brass Band in 2002. I had the privilege of being Jim's "stand partner" in those first few years. He was a great influence on a young 12 year old and finely demonstrated the attitude, class and commitment that goes into being an outstanding bandsmen. These traits aren't always obvious and very rarely acknowledged enough, but it takes people like Jim to make any musical organization great. I know I will always remember his influence on me and that he will truly be missed by all that knew him. Much love to his friends and to his dear Wife Grace.

Bob Sutton and Family

Posted at 10:39am
I am so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. I had the priviledge of working with Jim. He was a fine gentleman and well respected by all his fellow workers at GM. He will be missed by all who knew him. Robert (Bob) Sutton

Joyce Mount

Posted at 07:49pm
So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. We are thinking of you Grace at this very difficult time.
Joyce & Norm Mount

David C. Reesor

Posted at 09:13pm
I am saddened to see the passing of very fine person. Jim and worked together in the "old BatteryPlant" in the late 60's. You could not ask for a finer person to be on shift with. he had a great since of humour, insight, and ethnics. Jim was a true example of what a person should be , he treated everyone as how he would want to be treated. We have lost an truly outstanding man. Dave Reesor

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