Irvin Martin Hammond
July 21, 1928 ~ June 25, 2015
Irvin was born to a large family of ten in Englehart, Ontario. He was the baby of the family. Irv was predeceased by his brothers and sisters. Irvin started his own family of four with Evelyn Hammond nee Green, as a mine worker in Ontario. When the Pronto Mine closed, early 1960’s, he moved his family to Vancouver, BC. He worked the historic BRITANNIA MINE until it’s closing in 1974. He then worked in the plywood mills until he retired. Irvin was a quiet man dedicated to his family. His leadership and strength was respected by all who knew him. His interests and hobbies rested with his family. His favourite hobby was making his wife happy and content. He was incredibly good at this. Irvin is survived by his loving wife of nearly 63 years Evelyn; his son Irv (Shelley); daughter Linda (George); and daughters Debbie and Sharron. He is adored by his grandchildren: Julie; Mitchell (Shivonne); Chelsea (Dakota); Katie (Soroush); Rick; Tyler (Jenn); Jessie (Steph); Ally; Melissa (Aaron); Micaela and Carley. Blessed and loved by his great grandchildren: Samantha; Katarina; Trinity; Shayla; Kaleb and Liam. A private affair was held by the immediate family. They would like to extend a Sincere appreciation to the TERTIARY WARD staff at ABBOTSFORD REGIONAL HOSPITAL, for their professional, care, comfort and respect they showed our Dad and our family.
Interment is at Hazelwood Scatter Garden in Hazelwood Cemetery Abbotsford, BC. Please feel free to offer condolences via DIGNITY Memorial Woodlands Mission, BC at:
In lieu of flowers, please donate, if you wish, in Dad’s name, to the Abbotsford Hospice Society or on line:
#206 – 32555 Simon Ave., Abbotsford, BC V2T 4Y2