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M. Shane Irvine
August 26, 1954 - May 24, 2016
Irvine, Matthew “Shane”, CPO1, MMM, CD retired – age 61 of Mineville passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2016 in the VG Site, QE II, Born in Oshawa he was a son of Walter Lloyd and the late Muriel Joyce Irvine (Tate). In June of 1974 Shane joined the Canadian Armed Forces as a cook. During his 35 year career he had many postings. In Canada, Petawawa, Halifax, Borden, Kingston, Ottawa, and HMCS Nipigon. Outside Canada he was posted to Germany, England and United Nations missions in Golan Heights and Yugoslavia. He was long associated with the submarine community in Halifax serving with HMCS Ojibwa, HMCS Okanagan, HMCS Onondaga, and as coxn of HMCS Corner Brook and HMCS Chicoutimi. Shane had varied interests such as skeet shooting, marathon running, triathlons, wood working, fishing, cycling, travel, reading, bird watching and outdoor activities. He approached all activities with the same gusto as he did other facets of his life, never doing anything to half measure. Shane is survived by his wife of 37 years, Carol; brother, Stephen (Corinne), Bowmanville, Ont; sister, Susan Smith, Lakefield, Ont.; brother in law, Don Graham (Chris), Ottawa. Shane is also survived by aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and Godchildren; chosen family Georg and Elfi Krohn, Hampton, Ont; John and Linda Madison, Dartmouth, Rebecca and Jonanathen Kouwenberg, Halifax; Steve and Marie Hartlen and family, Mount Uniacke. He also will be missed by many lifelong friends. “Shane’s road show” will begin with a visitation to be held from 2-4 and 7-9pm Friday, May 27 with a Celebration of Life 10am Saturday May 28 followed by a reception all in Atlantic Funeral Homes 771 Main Street Dartmouth. There will be a service at Courtice Funeral Home in Courtice Ont. and a burial 1pm Tuesday, June 7 at the National Military Cemetery at Beechwood Cemetery in Ottawa. Family flowers only. Donations may be made in Shane’s memory to the Wounded Warriors Canada, Lung Association of Nova Scotia, Salvation Army, QE II Foundation (Palliative Care). Special thank you to all those who provided care in particular, Dr. Morzycki and Dr. MacKinnon, the staff of the VG Site, 8A, 7A, Chemotherapy Unit, Emergency Departments, paramedics and Dartmouth General Hospital for the excellent care. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com (Dartmouth Chapel)