IRVING, Allan (Al). Aug. 1, 1933 – June 13, 2014. It is with great sadness that the family of Al Irving announces the passing of this very special person.
Predeceased by his parents, wife Melva and brother Ken (Pat), Al is survived by his sister, Karen (Henry – deceased) and brothers, Jim (Marilyn), Willy (Pat) and Stan. Also, by his five children: Gary, Carol (Andre), Glen (Chris), Roger (Cathy), and Sherri (Rainer), nine grandchildren, five great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. The eldest in his family, Al was born and raised in Maple Ridge; the family home still stands today, on River Road. Al worked in many different sawmills throughout BC but mostly at the Hammond Cedar Mill. Al coached hardball in Hammond during the 60’s and 70’s with his loving wife, Melva, by his side, as his scorekeeper. His favourite pastime was being with family and friends. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 21st at the Pitt Meadows Heritage Hall from 1 to 3:30pm with an open mike beginning at 2pm. Old friends, co-workers and ball players that were coached by Al, are encouraged to attend. The family wishes to acknowledge and thank Al’s sister Karen Lucier and nieces Dennise & Deanne for the years of loving care that were provided. His extended ‘Davis’ family, is also recognized for continually making him a part of their family. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the BC Lung Assoc. or the Alzheimer’s Society. Condolences may be sent to: www.mapleridgefuneral.ca