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Mel Irish

Mel Irish

December 25, 2014

Mel Irish
Irish, Mel; passed away, with his family by his side, at the Louise Marshall Hospital, Mount Forest on Thursday, December 25th, 2014. Mel Charles Irish of Pike Lake was in his 81st year. Mel spent 30 great years with his beloved wife Ruth (Caron) Irish. Loved father of David Irish and his wife Christine Conway of Kitchener/Waterloo, Margaret Irish of Mississauga and step-father of Bonnie Gunn and her husband John of St. Jacobs, Richard Caron of Kitchener, and Randy Caron and his wife Michelle of Ottawa. Cherished grandfather of 8 beautiful grandchildren. Mel 's K-9 companion Buddy will miss his rides in the golf cart. Predeceased by his parents Charles and Cicely Irish . Mel was the Plant Superintendent at the Ford Auto Company in Oakville for 20 years, a Supervisor for several auto parts plants, and then started his own company, Leprechaun Golf Inc., until his retirement in 2000. His passion in life was golf and he enjoyed bowling at the Plus 55 Club, where he made many close friends over the years. Mel had a passion for life. We will miss his warmth, wisdom and the ways he made our lives fun! We always left his home knowing we were LOVED. He will be missed. Cremation has taken place. Private funeral arrangements entrusted to the England Funeral Home, Mount Forest. A Celebration of Life for family and friends will be held in the spring/summer of 2015 at his home by the lake. Memorial donations to the Louise Marshall Hospital Capital Campaign or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be made at www.englandfuneralhome.com


Dear Ruth, our sincere condolences to you and your family on Mel's passing. He will be missed around Pike Lake. Marilyn & Don Sullivan

— Marilyn Sullivan, January 31, 2015

Dear Ruth & family, So sorry to hear about Mel. He was always so cheerful. We will all miss him at the bowling. Will be thinking of you. Helma

— Helma Paterson, January 4, 2015

Dear Ruth: I am so sorry to hear of Mels passing. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. Words seem so inadequate at this time, but I hope you will be able to find some comfort in the love and support of family and friends. God Bless.

— Jane Mason, December 29, 2014

Ruth and Family: Please accept our condolences in the loss of Mel. It was a shock to read of his passing. Ed and Sue

— Ed and Sue Kelly, December 29, 2014

Ruth: There is not much a person can say at a time like this. But to extend to you are sincere sympathy and hope the condolences of many friends will help easy your sorrow in the days to come

— Lynn & Wayne Hickman, December 29, 2014

Ruth and Family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. We will miss seeing Mel riding around Pike Lake in the golf cart with buddy. Randy and Jacquie Goforth

— Jacquie Goforth, December 28, 2014

So sorry to hear of your loss. Mel will be missed at bowling and I'm sure on the golf course. My thoughts are with you and your family.

— sandra mcmeekin, December 28, 2014

Contact Info

294 Main Street South
P.O. Box 38, Mount Forest
Ontario, Canada N0G 2L0
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