John Laurance IRVINE
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With sadness, we wish to announce the passing of John Laurance Irvine, at home, surrounded by family, on September 8, 2020, in his 93rd year. John was a broad spectrum Canadian. Born and married to his bunny, Doris, in Alberta, educated and initiating a family together in British Columbia, John spent his entire engineering career in Nuclear at General Electric in Peterborough Ontario. It was in Peterborough that John and Doris raised their four children who in turn went on to raise five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. John is survived by sons Don and Ray, daughters Heather and Linda, grandchildren Leigh-Ann, Richard, Daniel, Evan and Malia, and great-grandchildren Aimee-Lynn, Gwenevere, and Bethani. With the special attention of nursing staff from St. Elizabeth and Dr. Whiting, Dad was able to remain home to his final day. The family is grateful for the level of care, respect and attention this group provided him. We thank you. Don, Ray and Heather would also like to express a special and well deserved thank you to sister Linda for her care and devotion to Dad through his final year. Without her personal commitment, it is very unlikely Dad would have been able to remain home, as he most obviously wished. We are most grateful to her. A family graveside service will be held on September 11, 2020. As health protocol allows, an informal gathering of family and friends, with a focus on John's life, to be announced in the future. In lieu of flowers, donations to charity of choice are welcome. Online condolences may be expressed at

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Published in The Peterborough Examiner on Sep. 11, 2020.
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September 18, 2020
So sorry to hear of John’s passing. He and Doris were my mom’s cousins. I always remember he had a great sense of humour.
Chris Armstrong
September 13, 2020
I knew Mr. Irvine as our Cub & Scout Leader at Trinity Church in Peterborough. He was a kind-hearted man who gave his time to help the youth of the community.

My condolences to his Don and the Irvine Family. Thank you for Leadership and kindness, Mr. Irvine.


Lorne Milsap
September 11, 2020
John was a great guy, both knowledgeable and supportive.
His presence was always valued at G E Nuclear Fuel Handling.
Rest In Peace John.
Ron Conners
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