Donald (Don) Robert Irwin, of Standard Alberta passed away on December 24, 2012 at the age of 54. Don was born on October 24, 1958 in Stettler Alberta, he lived there, until he and his family moved to Standard in 1995. Mechanically inclined, Don could often be found repairing one of his vehicles, always a Chevy, or undertaking some project around the house. He had a strong passion for loud music, movies and spicy foods. He also enjoyed golfing, snowmobiling, camping, travelling to warm locations, as well as spending time with his family and friends. Don was a loving husband and father, and leaves behind his wife of 31 years, Sheila. A proud father he also leaves behind 3 children: Byron (Amanda), Chad, and Nicole (Lance Gordon), as well as many other family and friends. Don was predeceased by his nephew Danny Irwin. A funeral service was held on January 2, 2013 at the Stettler Funeral Home, Stettler Alberta with Reverend Ross Helgeton officiating. A loving tribute was presented by Colleen and James Irwin. Don was laid to rest in the Lake View Cemetery, Stettler Alberta with Greg Wallace, Doug Bauman, Dale Bauman, Malcolm McKinnon, Dwayne Story and Larry Nielsen serving as pallbearers. A time of sharing memories and a luncheon followed the interment service. Memorial donations may be made in Don’s memory to the Canadian Mental Health Association ~ Alberta Division c/o Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium, Box 1780, Stettler, Alberta T0C 2L0, 403-742-3422.
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