Eric McIvor Feb. 15, 1930 – June 6, 2010
It is with great sadness that the family of Eric McIvor announces the passing of their father, grandfather and father-in-law.
Eric was born in Toronto, Ont., to Duncan and Theresa McIvor. He was the fifth of six children.
Eric married Shirley Kimmerly in August 1951, prior to beginning his teaching career in September of that year in Brampton, Ont. Eric was a teacher for five years before becoming a principal. He worked in various schools throughout Peel County in southern Ontario. Eric’s career in education spanned 35 years.
Sadly, just before Eric retired, his wife Shirley passed away. This left a huge hole in his life and as a result Eric decided to relocate and retire to the Okanagan Valley. Eric bought an acreage on Lake Okanagan where he gardened, travelled, hiked, skied and played endless games of bridge.
In order to be closer to family, Eric moved to Esterhazy three years ago. Eric often commented on the friendliness of the community and the welcome he received. There he met many new friends at Daisy Hill, Sumner Place, the Golden Jets and the Legion.
Eric will be greatly missed by all the people whose lives he touched. Eric is predeceased by his parents; wife Shirley; his sister Bernice Boxall, Madeline Aggerholm, Phyllis Macdonald and Eileen Bartlett.
He leaves to cherish his memory his three sons, Michael of Toronto, George (Sandy) of Esterhazy, and Andrew (Carla) of Brampton; grandchildren Erin and Megan McIvor and Talitha Tolles; and sister Catherine (Robert) Worling.
A celebration of Eric’s life was held at Carscadden Funeral Chapel with Reverend Susan Griffith officiating. An interment will be held in Brampton, Ont., at a later date.
Donations in memory of Eric can be made to St. Anthony’s Hospital, Esterhazy, Sask. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Peter Carscadden Funeral Service Ltd., Esterhazy, Sask. (306) 745 – 3304.