Hollyburn Funeral Home

1807 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC


Mr. James Irvine

August 9, 1928October 30, 2019

James Irvine age 91 died on October 30, 2019 at the Lions gate hospital in North Vancouver. He was born on August 9, 1928 in Edinburgh Scotland the son of Charles and Jesse (McCall) Irvine. After school James served in the Royal Air Force during World War II as a tail gunner. In April 1957 James immigrated to Canada, followed by his wife Marie and two children Charles and Vicki. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by two of his sisters, Jessie and Ruby and his grandson Alexander. Surviving in addition to his loving companion Noreen and family are his son Chuck and his wife Louise, his daughter Vicki and her husband Guy, his daughter Cindy and her companion Chris, his 10 grandchildren, Christine, Leslie, Eric, Laurie, LeighAnne, Amanda, Michelle, Rebecca, Sean and Ryan, as well as 16 Great Grandchildren and his bother William, his sister Isabella. Jim was a proud and loyal member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 60, West Vancouver for over 50 years. He was the Service Officer for 30 years an honorary life member, a Golden Jubilee awards recipient and a Diamond Jubilee awards recipient as will as a Palm Leaf Meritorious Service Medal Recipient. James was also the Chairman of North Shore & Howe Sound Zone of the RCL for over 20 years, retiring in September 2019, he has a Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation and was President of TVS Branch 44 for several terms, served on the board of Directors at George Derby Care Society, Veterans Memorial Housing, North Shore Intermediate Care Society and TB Vets Charitable Foundation. Please join us at the Royal Canadian Legion, branch 60 for a Celebration of Life on November 22, 2019 at 14:00. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 60 Poppy Fund would be appreciated.


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Julie and Bill Richardson

November 15, 2019

Our deepest condolences to Noreen, Chuck, Vicki, Cindy and families. His was a life well lived. He will be missed.

Daniela Guolo

November 1, 2019

Although I have only worked at TVS Branch 44 for a short time, what I can say is that James was such a positive and nice man to speak with whenever he came to General Meetings. His ray of sunshine will be missed by me, as well as all of our members at this Branch! Rest in Pease James.