Posted: March 29th, 2017


IRVIN JAMES BENNETT, passed away peacefully at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at the age of 84 years.

Irvin was born May 16, 1932, on the family farm in Armada, Alberta to Albert and Nina Bennett. He shared his birthday with his twin sister Iva. He grew up on the farm and took over when he was 17 years old, after the death of his Dad. Irvin was a meticulous and diligent farmer up until he retired in 1992. Irvin never complained about his physical challenges in his last years. He accepted his Parkinsons with such grace and dignity, his cancer going undetected until just days before his passing.

His love of fishing, farming and golfing were second to his love of his family. Besides his loving wife Georgina, he is survived by his three daughters; Marla (Rob) Blackwell, Colleen, (Allan) Bartsch and Donna Bennett-Deitz (Keith). He was blessed with seven grandchildren; Christopher (Jana) Bartsch, Jennifer Bartsch Maki (Ryyan), Kimberley (Peter) Whyte, Ryan (Kelsie) Blackwell, Evan Deitz (Chelsey Kitaguchi), Gina Deitz, and Lisa Deitz (Aaron Dias); four great-grandchildren; Allyson, Andrew, Eliana and Cailin. Also, he is survived by his twin sister Iva (Ike deceased) Theissen, sisters-in-law; Muriel (Chuck deceased) Anderson, Janet (Don deceased) Whiteman, Betty (Max deceased) Hanna, Helen (Jack) Wieshlow; brothers-in-law, Ted (Sharon) Oakes, Bill (Onalee) Oakes and Bob (Faye) Oakes, Lloyd Sereda (Cheryl Oakes deceased), Al (Marg deceased) McCashew.

Irvin was predeceased by his older sister Ethel (passed in infancy), parents Albert and Nina (Langworthy) Bennett.

A Memorial Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME – 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, March 31, 2017 at 1:00PM.

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