Catherine Margaret (Mickey) Irvin

Catherine Margaret (Mickey) Irvin

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of our mother and grandmother.

Mickey passed away peacefully on August 23, 2012 in Trail, BC at the age of 97 years. She was born in Revelstoke, BC on June 15, 1915.

Mickey was predeceased by Jock, her husband of 71 years; parents Antonio and Giovanna Cancelliere; nine sisters and two brothers. She is survived by her daughter Joanne (Perry) Minnich; son Jack (Geni) Irvin; grandchildren Marie and Peter Langlois, Tricia Irvin and Pamela (Shaun) Thibert.

Mickey was a long-time member of the Rebecca Lodge, Rossland Scout Mothers, Rossland Senior Citizens and the Birthday Club. Mom loved to cook and bake for family occasions, various functions and teas throughout the many years she lived in Rossland. She will be lovingly remembered.

The family wishes to express their appreciation and gratitude for the excellent care Mom received from Dr. J. Dalla Lana, the Home Support Team, Heart and Soul Home Care, and the 3rd floor medical staff at KBRH.

As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Health Foundation at 1200 Hospital Bench, Trail, BC V1R 4M1 or online at for palliative care.

At Mom’s request, there will be no service. Al Grywacheski of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.

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