Irwin G. Duxbury

Died: Wed., Jan. 31, 2018


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Passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on January 31, 2018. Beloved husband of Orpha Mae (nee Sloss) Duxbury for 70 years.

Devoted father to Debra Lukas (George) of London, Douglas (predeceased), Dale (Marilyn) of Sudbury, Duane of Webbwood and Dennis (Sharon) of Manitowaning.
Predeceased by daughter-in-law Janet (nee Hall).

Beloved grandfather of April Bechamp (Keith), Andrew Lukas, Aaron (Jennifer), Lauren  Vanderspek, Amy Vine (Luke), Devon and Dillon. Step grandchildren Emily, Shona and Natalie.

Cherished great grandfather of Thomas and Hannah Vine, Jonathan and Wyatt Duxbury, Josiah and Evelina Vanderspek and Abby and Will Bechamp.

Predeceased by parents Alfred and Nena Vivian (Martin) Duxbury.

Dear brother of Muriel Pyette and predeceased by siblings Freda, Hilda, Goldwin, Helen and Madeline.

Irwin worked for the Ministry of Transportation for 33 years and for Ontario Hydro for 3 years.
During Irwin’s retirement years he lived in Tehkummah and Espanola ON.

Irwin was a great fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Blue Jays. He enjoyed his new cars and constructing and renovating many houses. He enjoyed dancing and was an avid Euchre player.

His family was first and foremost. He never missed family gatherings.

Visitation at the Island Funeral Home in Little Current ON on Sunday. February 4th, 2018 from 2-5 PM.
A funeral service will be held at the Island Funeral Home on Monday, February 5th, 2018 at 11 AM.  Burial will be held at the Hilly Grove Cemetery in the spring.

Donations to the Espanola Hospital or a charity of choice would be greatly appreciated
Island Funeral Home can only accept cheques for all charitable donations.

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Cathy Hall
   Posted Thu February 01, 2018
So sorry to hear of the passing of Irwin my thoughts and prayers are with the family.Big hugs to all

Sherry and Bill Mulholland
   Posted Thu February 01, 2018
So sorry your loss. Uncle irwin and my Manitoulin Family are favourites of mine even though our visits were rare. Hopefully he and my gramma are having a good euchre game together now.

Linda McGillis
   Posted Thu February 01, 2018
Orpha & Family, I was sorry to hear of Irwin's passing. My Deepest Sympathy to all.

Blair & Marion Thompson
   Posted Thu February 01, 2018
Deepest sympathy to all the family

Cliff and Marie Tann
   Posted Thu February 01, 2018
Our deepest condolences to Orpha and family in your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Beth McDougall
   Posted Fri February 02, 2018
Orphan and family. - My deepest sympathy to you all at this time. You are all in my thoughts.

Sandra Pennie
   Posted Fri February 02, 2018
So sad to hear of Uncle Irwin's passing. Such a kind and gentle man. My thoughts are with the entire family at this time.

Keith & Barbara Flaherty
   Posted Fri February 02, 2018
Orpha and family we were saddened to hear of Irwin's death.
Our sincere sympathy at this very difficult time

Don and Gertrude Cooper
   Posted Fri February 02, 2018
We offer our sincere condolences to the Duxbury Family on the passing of Irwin. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time .

Corrine sloss
   Posted Fri February 02, 2018
SENDING LOVE TO AUNT ORPHA DEBBIE DALE DENNIS AND DWAYNE.I I WILL BE THINKING OF YOU AT THIS SAD TIME.- SO SORRY BUT I CAN'T BE THERE BUT MY HEART FEELS YOUR PAIN.

Linda and Andy Bowerman
   Posted Sat February 03, 2018
Sorry to hear of the passing of Irwin sending our deepest sympathy to the family

Sherry Mulholland
   Posted Sun February 04, 2018
Aunt Orpha, Dale, Duane, Dennis and families
Unfortunately we can't be with you today or tomorrow due to weather issues, but know you are in our thoughts. God Bless.

Esther Russell Spadzinski
   Posted Sun February 04, 2018
Dear Orpha and family. My deepest sympathy on Irwins passing. He worked with my Dad for many years and the Russell girls grew up as good friends of the Duxbury children. We have many happy memories of times together and Irwin will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.

Evelyn Russell
   Posted Mon February 05, 2018
Orpha & family:
My sincere sympathies at this difficult time. May you find comfort surrounded by your family and friends.

Gayle Martin (Pennie)
   Posted Tue February 06, 2018
Dear Orpha & Debra :I am so sorry to hear of Irwin's passing, I have always treasured the times and thoughts of playing with you kids and welcomed by the whole special family, including my buddy Doug when we lived on your farm. My thoughts and prayers are with you now

Becky Van Horn
   Posted Tue February 06, 2018
Orpha & family:
So very sorry for your loss. I remember Irwin always having a warm smile, he must have been a fantastic husband and father. Thinking if you all at this time.

Sheila Keys_ Bobo
   Posted Wed February 14, 2018
Orpha and Family Sincere sympathy to all . We are thinking about you ,






Sheila and Ernest Bobo (Keys)

Marjorie (Keatley) Collie
   Posted Fri February 16, 2018
Dear Orpha and family, Our deepest condolences on the passing of Irwin. What a loving and gentle man and could brighten up the room. He is a cherished member of the family. He will always be sadly missed and fondly remembered. Marjorie and Preston

Gord Keatley
   Posted Fri February 16, 2018
Our deepest condolences from the Keatley family. He was a true gentleman and I enjoyed talking with him on every occasion when we happened to cross paths.

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