Wednesday afternoon from 2-4 PM and one hour prior to service (Thursday from 12:30-1:30 PM)
MacKenzie & McCreath Funeral Home, Ripley, ON

Ripley Cemetery, Ripley, ON
In Memory of
Robert "Allan" Irwin
April 17th, 1931 - January 19th, 2019

Place of Death

Brucelea Haven, Walkerton


Allan Irwin, beloved husband of Helen Irwin (Cerson), passed away on Saturday January 19, 2019 at Brucelea Haven, Walkerton at the age of 87. He was born in Kincardine on April 17, 1931 to the late Catherine (Blue) and Lloyd Irwin. Greatly missed by his children Kathryn Irwin of London, Joan Irwin of Richmond Hill, Connie (Jerry) Zrini of London and Paul Irwin (Ingrid Wypkema) of Point Clark and grandchildren Andrew and Katelyn Paquette and Rachael and Emily Zrini. Also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation will be held at the MacKenzie & McCreath Funeral Home, Ripley on Wednesday January 23, 2019 from 2-4 PM. A Funeral Service will be conducted from the chapel on Thursday January 24, 2019 at 1:30 PM with visitation also one hour prior.


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Message from Barrie and Clare Wylds Toronto2019-02-07 10:58:29

Clare and I wish to express our deepest sympathies to Helen, Cathy, Joan, Connie and Paul. I have vivid memories of growing up on a farm in Huron Township across the road from Alan and family. Alan was the best neighbour that anyone could have. He was always keen to pitch iand help when his neighbours needed assistance and he never waited to be asked. He was a always a very hard worker and a good friend to my mother and father. 

Message from JAMES AN DOREEN PLATTEN2019-01-24 13:53:16

 Our deepest sympathy an condolances to family, until we meet again Allen  over the rainbow Bridge.  JIMMY&DOREEN








Message from BettyAnn & Ken Mayberry2019-01-23 21:51:59

Helen, sorry to hear of Allans passing, our deepest sympathy. We have some great memories when we were camped at Green Acres in Kincardine. May all your memories help you through this difficult time. We will keep you and all your family in our thoughts and prayers. Sorry we were unable to make it to the Funeral Home but we had prior commitments.

Message from Ainslie Martyn2019-01-23 20:56:32

My sincerest condolences to Helen and her family. Alan was a great neighbour of ours for many years. 


Message from Harold and Janet Kennedy2019-01-23 19:46:42

 So saddened to hear of Allan's passing.  May you find comfort in all the good memories you have of him. Hope to be with you tomorrow.

Message from Joan and John pollard2019-01-23 07:42:47

Helen and family, so very sorry to read of Allan's passing. Had such a nice visit with you both at the fig when you were there in the early fall before we left..,, thinking of you at this sad time, but will see you in the spring. 

Message from Grace McCarron2019-01-22 12:24:03

Kathy, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad.  May your memories help you through this difficult time.  Thinking of you and sending hugs.  

Grace xx

Message from Greg Cerson2019-01-21 18:37:05

With deepest sympathies for your loss.  I carry great memories of Uncle Allan.  May your happy memories help to carry you through the sadness.  

Message from Walter and Lorraine Arnold2019-01-21 15:33:57

Our sincere sympathy in the loss of your dear husband, father & grandfather. Our thoughts & prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Message from Margaret Thompson2019-01-21 13:31:17

My condolences to you all at this sad time. Marg.

Message from Gail and Brian Johnson2019-01-21 13:01:43

We are so saddened to learn of Allan's passing and send our deepest condolences to all the family. May treasured memories bring you comfort in the days ahead.

Sincerely, Gail and Brian Johnson

Message from Ben and Linda Beishuizen2019-01-21 12:15:16

Helen and family our deepest sympathy in Allan's passing!!

Message from Barbara Cerson2019-01-21 11:56:53

My sincere sympathies to you Helen, Kathy, Joan, Connie, Paul, and families.   I've always had a soft spot in my heart for Uncle Allan.  My heart goes out to you for the loss of such a kind and gentle soul.



Message from Debbie and Art Stanley2019-01-21 11:07:31

Dear Helen and family,

Art and I were sorry to hear of Allan's passing.   I have great memories of the friendship between our parents and yours and their love of a good card game.  We will keep you all  in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time.


Message from Keith and Kerri Pollock2019-01-21 10:52:46

Our sincere condolences to everyone

Message from Ann Nordhagen2019-01-21 10:21:07

Dear Helen,Kathy,Connie,Joan, and Paul and families: 

Our deepest condolences to all at this time and in the time to come. We are thinking of you at this time. We always enjoyed our visits with you catching up on  our Irwin family. Treasure the memories. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

The Dane Family: 

Brent and Pat, Ann and Jim,Eric and Laureeen,Sandra and Lori,Kris and Families

Message from Laurie and Mike Gallant2019-01-21 10:06:40

Helen and family, we are very sorry for your loss.  Glad that I was able to see his great smile few weeks ago with mom.  Our sympathies.

Message from Wayne and Joan Hartwick2019-01-21 07:25:57

Our deepest sympathy on the passing of your beloved husband, father and grandfather.

Treasure the memories you have shared through the years, hold them close to your hearts always.

Joan and Wayne Hartwick

Our deepest sympathy to all, at this time. He will be greatly missed.