Percy Clifford IRVINE

IRVINE, Percy Clifford 1913 – 2010 After a long, full, healthy life, Percy passed away on April 8, 2010 following a very brief illness. He was born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan on May 4, 1913. He married Laura McAllan in 1936 and during the war served overseas with the Military Police in the Royal Canadian Air Force. Subsequently they lived in Saskatoon where Percy worked as a printer and where all three children were born. The family later moved to St. Albert where Percy worked for Commercial Printers in Edmonton. He and Laura moved to Peachland in 1974 where Laura died in 1975 after a long illness. Percy was fortunate enough to find a new partner in Jean Reece and they married in 1981. Percy and Jean travelled extensively for many years. He enjoyed good music and was a great ‘fixer’ and builder of anything in wood. He became well known locally for his unique birdhouses, many of them chosen to fit the person for whom they were built. Percy is survived by his loving family: wife Jean; children Pat (Jim) Trimble, Gary (Barbara) Irvine, Mary Ann (Gary) Welde; grandchildren Jeff, Laurie, MaryJo, JoAnn, Gregory, Krista, Steven and brother Ross Alden. Percy is also survived by Jean’s children Gary (Jennifer) Reece, Jeanette Bosch, Colin (Jeannette) Reece, Kathleen (Claude Drought) Reece and their children who were lucky to have Percy as their ‘extra’ grandfather: Eleanor, Katherine, Adrian, Koreen, Daryn, Carly, Hannah and 10 great grandchildren. He was also predeceased by his brothers Leonard, Bill and sister Eileen. A Memorial Service for Percy will be held on Wednesday, April 14th at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Lung Association, PO Box 34009, Postal Station D, Vancouver, BC, V6J 4M2. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.


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