Gordon Foster Irving PO1 Ret

04/23/1939 - 02/14/2023


Obituary For Gordon Foster Irving PO1 Ret

It is with great sorrow and a broken heart that I announce the passing of my husband, Gordon Irving at the age of 83. Born in Toronto, Ontario he was the son of the late Robert Irving [Toronto] and the late Doris [Gill] Irving [England].

"I have had 3 loves in my life, my loving wife, Chris, the RCN, serving on my beloved Bonaventure and being born and raised in Toronto's Cabbagetown, two of the best groundings a man could have in life."

"I have had many hobbies in life quilting, embroidery, woodcarving and for over 20 years baking 500 lbs. of Christmas Cakes a year. I had a great life."

After retiring from the Military, he joined the Commissionaires, working for Camp Hill Hospital, Dept. of Fisheries and The Halifax Dartmouth Bridge Commission where he was commended for his innovations. One of his proudest moments after retirement was a letter he received from the Navy requesting his service back in at the age of 71.

"I am survived by my loving wife, Christina [Chris] Goldie-Irving, 3 sons, Bruce, David, Paul and daughter Stephanie. 6 grandchildren, great grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews."

Predeceased by brothers Ronnie, Robert, Bruce [best friend and brother] and Allan and two sisters-in-law Yvonne and June.

"My last wish is to be cremated and my ashes spread behind the Bonaventure Anchor at Point Pleasant Park."

At this time I would like to thank the paramedics, Emergency Room Doctors and Nurses, Dr. Min Lee, Sister Joanna, who prayed with us at his bedside, for the kindness, love and respect shown to both of us at our time of need. And to Mr. Donald K. Walker for his help in preparing Gord for his last journey home to his Mom, Dad and best friend and brother Bruce.

Photos & Video

Add New Photos & Video


  • 05/03/2023

    I miss and love you so much..xo..Chris

  • 02/18/2023

    Dearest Chrissy,words cannot express how sorry I am on the loss of your dear husband,Gord. My deepest sympathies go out to you and the rest of the family. May he rest in peace🙏🙏🙏

  • 02/18/2023

    RIP Sailor. You will be greatly missed! Jean Nolet

  • 02/18/2023

    RIP Gord. Always had a blast working with you and listening to the stories of who you served. Thoughts and prayers to Chrissy and family. Fairwinds Sailor- Ready Aye Ready.

  • 02/18/2023

    So sorry for your loss. Sincerely Steve Snider

  • 02/17/2023

    Thank you for your service PO1 Ret Irving.

  • 02/17/2023

    RIP Gord . We had fun at work and saved some lives too.Never To Be Forgotten. Fair Winds and Following Seas, Pro Patria

  • 02/17/2023

    Daughter-in-law R.I.P. Dad

  • 02/17/2023

  • 02/16/2023

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you chrissy. Maurice always said Gord made the best fruit cakes. May your wonderful memories help you through this difficult time.

  • 02/16/2023

    Chris ~ Sending heartfelt condolences. My heart goes out to you at this difficult time.

  • 02/16/2023

    Dear Chris; My sincere condolences to you Chris, Bruce, David, Paul and Stephanie. I never had a chance to meet Gord, but heard LOTS of great things about him. May Gord Rest In Peace Love Gloria ( Burke ) MacDonald

  • 02/16/2023

    He was a special man always there to help if you needed it

  • 02/16/2023

    So sorry for your loss Chrissy you two were sweetest couple and hope you find time to go forward hugs my friend

  • 02/16/2023

    I wish to extend my sympathy to Gordon's entire family. May he rest in Peace🙏

Add a Candle

Click a candle below to add a candle to your message.