Farming Rural 17

John Clifford Irwin

1944 ~ 2021 (age 76)


With profound sadness, we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend John Clifford Irwin on January 23, 2021.


John was born on January 29, 1944 in Eston, Saskatchewan to Clifford and Biddy (Jones) Irwin. He grew up in Kindersley, SK where the family owned and operated Irwin’s Store for Men. John excelled at carpentry, and conversation. He developed a love of farming and community living after spending many days on the farm with his great Uncle Ernie and Aunt Fannie Irwin. John married Margaret Diane Card in 1965. They made a permanent move to the family farm north of Snipe Lake in 1973. John served many years on the RM of Snipe Lake as a councillor for Division 6 and was a member of the Kindersley Elks Lodge No. 492. Throughout the years he contributed to countless community projects. John lived, worked and led with integrity and the exceptional quality of his craftsmanship was unmistakable. 


John’s greatest pride was in his family. He is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Margaret; children and grandchildren; Jeffrey (Wendy) Irwin, Shelby (Ian) Blocha, Matthew; Shawn (Janice) Irwin, Jordan, Cody, McKenna; William Irwin, Broderick, Kohltyn, Slade, Karsynn; Douglas (Amanda) Irwin, Lucas, Hudson; Melanie (Ryan) Cey, Alistair; one sister Maryanne; as well as many cousins and friends.  We would like to extend our gratitude to all those who provided care for John over the past several weeks. 


Due to COVID Restrictions there will be a Private Family Service held for John.


In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make memorial donations in John’s name may do so to Holy Cross Anglican Church, Box 866 Eston, SK, S0L 1A0.


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Private Services


Holy Cross Anglican Church
Box 866, Eston SK S0L 1A0

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