It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of John Thomas (Jack) Irwin on Saturday, October 10th at Vernon Jubilee Hospital. Jack was born on December 19, 1933 in Regina, Saskatchewan. He enjoyed life in the prairies, particularly summers at Regina Beach with his family. Jack spent 17 years working at Imperial Oil.

In 1971, he moved his family to Vernon where he and his wife Heddy (nee Paun) successfully managed the ABC family restaurant. Jack also enjoyed a successful term of employment as Okanagan sales rep for Atlas Automotive Products. In 1983, Jack & Heddy moved to Kelowna where he became self-employed as a maintenance technician for a number of quality housing developments. Jack retired from work in 2000 and enjoyed the next decade in Kelowna.

He returned to Vernon in 2013 due to failing health. Nevertheless, he continued to enjoy the beautiful Okanagan views from his condo as well as visits to his favourite spot Paddlewheel Park.

Jack is survived by his loving wife of 61 years Heddy, his son Rod Irwin (Kim) and daughter Donna Mace (Jackson). His pride and joy are his four grandchildren; Andrew and Martin Irwin and Kayleigh and Brendan Mace. He will also be fondly remembered by relatives and close friends.

A family service will be held to honour Jack’s life.

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