Irwin Stewart MacGregor
August 21, 1974 – July 30, 2015
It is with sadness in our hearts we announce the sudden passing of Irwin Stewart MacGregor on July 30, 2015 at Chilliwack Hospital surrounded by his loving wife and family. He leaves behind the love of his life for 66.5 years Ellen and their 6 children, Barbara (Jim), Markle Stewart (Diana) MacGregor, Shirley (Greg) Porras, Gordon (Jacqueline) MacGregor, Beverley MacGregor and Irwin Angie MacGregor). Also left to mourn are 17 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews; his sister Sarah Chapman; brother Philip (Jocelyn) MacGregor; his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. He is predeceased by his parents Duncan and Sarah MacGregor; his brothers Robert and Alex; his sisters Thelma and Nina. Irwin was born in Chilliwack hospital August 21, 1924 and lived his entire life Sardis, Rosedale and Chilliwack areas. He was a Veteran of WWII and was stationed overseas with the Seaforth Highlanders. Irwin married the love of his life Ellen on December 4, 1948 and they spent 66.5 years together. Irwin worked as a faller for many years. After many years in the woods he changed his career and worked for School District #33 as a custodian until his retirement.
Irwin and Ellen spent their retirement years traveling and spending time with their large extended family. Irwin was a gracious man of honor, integrity and a true gentleman. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He will be greatly missed. RIP until we meet again. We love you. A celebration of Irwin’s life will be held on Saturday August 8, 2015 at 1:00pm at Henderson’s Funeral Home. No flowers please. A donation to charity of our choice in Irwin’s name would be greatly appreciated.