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Neva Candace Irwin

IRWIN, Neva Candace - passed away on February 8, 2019 with her daughters by her side at the Village On The Ridge in Ridgetown. Neva was the daughter of the late Percy and Elizabeth Lanz. Born April 6, 1916 she was the last surviving member of her family, predeceased by her brother Maxwell Lanz and wife Elaine and her sister Rosemary Ford Feduk and her husband Tom. Neva lived for 102 years. Her life was full. She married Shirley Bell Irwin at a young age. They had a partnership in life as well as business. Shirley owned and operated Irwin Motors; a Studebaker dealership and also sold Massey Ferguson tractors at one time. Neva was the mother of two daughters Candace and the late Jim McCurdy and Lyn and the late Dr. Peter Green. She was the grandmother to Christopher and Nancy (Hutchinson) McCurdy, Erin and Bob Claeys, Kevin and Susan McCurdy, Jason and Cherie Green and Sarah (Green) and Patrick Jacobsen. Her family grew to include great-grandchildren Connor, Katie, Brianne, Justine, Libby, Megan, Michael, Andrew, Rachel, Julia, Natalie and Ava. She recently became great-great-grandmother to Matteo. She will also be missed by several nieces and nephews. Neva was a lifetime member of Trinity Anglican Church where she attended regularly until her move to the Village On The Ridge in Ridgetown where she received excellent care from a wonderful staff during her last years. She was a past member of the I.O.D.E. Eastern Star and Rebecca Lodge. She was Past President of the Blenheim Home and School. Neva’s social life was busy travelling, painting and doing ceramics. She was an avid reader. One of her favourite pastimes was the daily 10 a.m. Coffee Club at a local restaurant with the girls. Neva and Shirley enjoyed short trips and camping with their daughters. Family was important and their home was a favourite meeting place. Neva’s family will have a private service in May. Her urn will then be interred in Evergreen Cemetery with Shirley. Friends wishing to remember Neva with a memorial donation are asked to consider the Trinity Anglican Church, the Blenheim Library or a charity of your choice. Blenheim Community Funeral Home entrusted with Funeral Arrangements. Online condolences for the family and memorial donations may be left at www.blenheimcommunityfuneral BLENHEIM COMMUNITY FUNERAL HOME 60 Stanley St. Blenheim, Ontario (519) 676-9200 13326501
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Posted by George and Robbie Mallory (Friends) On Monday, February 18, 2019
So sorry to hear of your loss but 102 years is a very long life .
Posted by Helen &John Hanak (Friend) On Saturday, February 16, 2019
Candace & Lyn

So sorry to hear of the death of your mother.

Helen & John Hanak

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