It is with heavy hearts that the family of Peter Roland Irving, 62, of Brooklyn, Queens County, announce his passing at home on Wednesday, May 23, 2018.
Born in Liverpool, he was the son of the late Albert and Jean (Hartlen) Irving.
For more than 20 years Peter worked as a foreman at Harry Freeman & Son Limited, which became a second home for him. Peter loved sports, enjoyed downhill skiing with his son, Kyle and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He also cherished his hang out time with buddies at Wendell’s garage and had a passion for antique cars and fast boats. Peter always remembered how he loved spending his summers growing up at Aunt Amy’s cottage on Ponhook Lake. In his later years, Peter spent much of his summers at their own cottage on Ponhook. The family will always remember Peter’s storytelling, of which some think may be exaggerated just a bit. He was a devoted husband, loving father, and caring grandfather.
Peter will be greatly missed by wife Rose (Churchill), daughter Jessica (Kendall) Farmer of West Berlin, son Kyle of Hunt’s Point, and granddaughter Ally Farmer, his greatest joy.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister Elizabeth Lohnes and his brother-in-law Harold Lohnes.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandler’s Funeral Home, Liverpool. Funeral service will be Sunday, May 27th, 2018 at 2:00 at Chandler’s Funeral Home, Liverpool. Reception to follow. Memorial donations may be made to The Lodge That Gives or charity of choice. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
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Donna and Kirk Whynot
Rose and family, so sorry to hear of Peter’s passing, he will be missed by everyone. You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Rose and family, so sorry for your loss. Hang onto the memories.
Startling news ..Very sorry to read this ..
Rose and Family I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go to you, Jessica and Kyle. He was a really good man and neighbour.
Rose Jessica & Kyle and Family,
We are so sorry to hear of Peter’s passing. Peter was a great guy and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Dear Rose and Family, my sincere sympathy to each of you as you try to deal with the following days and months to come. So hard to put into words what my heart feels. Peter loved you all so much and those wonderful memories will help you through this.Big HUGS Rose…big HUGS.
Tony and Cheryl O'Neill
Thoughts and prayers are going out to the family and friends at this difficult time.
Rose, I was so sad to hear of Peter’s passing. I will miss his visits to the store on the weekends and chatting about his next project. Sending lots of good thoughts your way and thinking of you and the whole family during this difficult time.
Jess and family. I am so sorry for your loss. May god bless you and your family.
We were so sad to hear that Peter had passed our hearts are with you and your family at this sad time please accept our condolences he sure will be missed if there’s anything we can do please don’t hesitate to ask Lance and Karen Roy
John & Debbie Herman
We would like to send Our Sincere Condolences to the Irving Family and Friends. May you rest in peace, Peter.
John & Debbie Herman
Kevin & Marsha Freeman
We are so sorry to hear of Peter’s passing. It was a privilege to know Peter and work with him while he was at Freeman’s. He will be missed but leaves wonderful memories for all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Jessica MacKay (Fralic)
Rose, Kyle and Jessica; I am so sorry to hear of Peters passing. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.
Kathy and Marty Dykeman
So sorry to here of Peter’s passing,our thoughts and prayers are with you at the difficult time.
Sue Sheppard jackman
Rose, Jessica,and family:
So sorry to hear this very sad news! Thinking of you all.
The Jackman family: Quentin, sue, Benjamin, and Samuel
Peter and I started new careers in the lumber business together. He was a trusted and exceptional friend, employee and human being. Starting from the ground floor, the scrupulous honesty, reliability and work ethic which defined him brought Peter quickly to the leadership role he held in our organization for many years. He treated our business as his own.
Peter fought through successive courses of treatment without complaint. He was incredibly brave and positive about the future. We were simply devastated to hear of his passing.
Walter and Sherri Miller
To Rose and all your family:
We were so sorry to hear of Peter’s passing,such a shock for everyone.He was a well liked man and will certainly be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.Our condolences go out to you all at this difficult time.
Charlene and Bruce White
We extend our deepest sympathy to Peter’s family. Another good man taken too soon.
Oh m goodness Rose, what a shock to read of Peter’s passing. So sorry for all of you. Although I have not had contact with you in a long time I have many memories of Peter & Elizabeth growing up in South Brookfield. Hang on to all your good memories & let your family and friends help you through this terrible time. You were supposed to grow old together. God bless.
Dear Rose, Jessica, Kyle and family
Our deepest condolences on Peter,s passing.
Dot and Doug
Jessie hill (Silmaire)
Rose Kyle and Jessica ,
I’m so sorry to hear about Peter ,he will surely be missed , thinking about you all xo
Kevin and Debbie Page
To Rose and family, we are shocked and sorry to hear of Peter’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Kevin and Debbie Page
James's, Linda holman
We are so sorry for your loss
I’m so sorry to be reading this. Thinking of all of you at this difficult time.
Gail & Bev Davison
Rose and family,
So sorry to hear about Peter’s passing. Our thoughts are with you and the kids.
Dear Rose and family, shocked to hear this sad news. My deepest sympathy, God Bless .
Rose, Kyle, Jessica, and Family
We are so sorry to hear of Peter’s passing.
Pease accept our heartfelt condolences.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Cathy, Rollie, Jason, and Nathan Wentzell
Rose &family, so sorry ,so sad,we will All miss him.
He was always fun to be around.
So sorry to hear of Peter’s passing. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.
Jessica, Rose, and Kyle it saddens me to hear this. Peter was a great father and husband. Hang on to the memories and one another in this difficult time. My thoughts are with you all.
Rose Jessica and Kyle
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time .
Rose, Kyle, Jessica, Barb & Family:
I’m so sorry to hear of Peter’s passing. It seemed like he didn’t miss one of our hockey games growing up and he was always such a pleasant and easy going man. Thinking of you all.
Ken and Wendy Farmer
Dear Rose and family, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of Peter. He was a wonderful man that always had a smile on his face. It is so special that you have such a close and caring family which you can draw strength from in the days ahead. Hang on to the beautiful memories and you will keep in him close in your hearts. Know that we are here if you need anything. Our sincere condolences to all your family.
Rose and family,
So very sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you all . Your friends, family and memories will help you get through this. Dawn and Gary Roberton
Bob and Vicki Roach
We were saddened to hear of Peter’s passing. Our thoughts are with the family at this difficult time. Keep your memories close to your heart.
Dear Rose , Kyle & Jessica
So sorry to hear of Peters passing ….sometimes there are no words …..rest easy Peter ….God bless you all
Jessica and Kendall
Sincere condolences on the passing of your Dad.
Rose, Kyle, Jessica and Family. I was very saddened to hear of Peter’s passing. I met Peter at Ponhook Lake at his Aunt Amy’s cottage as a young teenager and remember having a few fast rides in the speed boat. I soon learned of his love for speed. Peter and Rose played a major part in saving my daughter’s, my granddaughter’s and my unborn grandson’s lives, which we will forever be grateful, when they came upon their flipped over vehicle on the #8 Hwy. Peter was a great guy in many ways and will be missed by all those who knew him. May you each find peace and comfort in those who surround you during this difficult time. Rest in Peace Peter. You fought a brave battle.
Jane Warner and Bill Roy
Rose and family,
So very sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Jane and Bill
Francis & Peggy Payzant
Dear Rose, Jessica & Kyle,
Francis & I Were Very Shocked To Hear Of Peter’s Passing. Please Except Our Deepest Condolences And May God Wrap His Loving Arms Around You To Help The Healing Begin. Precious Memories, Keep Them Close To Your Heart And Hold On Tight, For These Precious Memories Will Help Get You Through Some Very Difficult Days Ahead, May Peter Now Rest In Peace And May God Be With You All In The Coming Days Ahead!!!
Francis & Peggy Payzant!!!!!
Tim and Becky McKinnon
Rose and family, we are so sorry to hear of Peter’s passing. Draw your strength from each other. Memories are so very important and they can help you get through each day. Thinking of all of you at this difficult time.
Mike & Sylvia Langille
Dear Rose,Jessica,Kyle and families,
So sorry to hear about Peter. You are in our thoughts. Take care and God Bless!
Mike & Sylvia
Dear Rose, Jessica, Kyle and family:
If only my words would ease your pain I would write you a book, but I know that’s not how it works. I am sad beyond words for you and everyone who knew him. He will be missed for sure.
I didn’t see Peter often but when I did there was always a smiling chat and a laugh or two. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad time and the days ahead. Lean on your family and friends for comfort and don’t be afraid to ask for support. That’s what friends are for.
Dear Rose, I am so sorry for the heartache you must feel. I hope you can eventually get comfort and recall with joy all the wonderful times you had with Peter. That video shows the love and great friends and family you have, may they support you.
Wayne and Patricia McElmon
Our sincere condolences on the passing of your loved one, Peter Roland Irving. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Our thoughts are with you (Rose) and your family at this deeply sad time.
Wayne and Patricia McElmon
Moyal and Suzette Conrad
Jessica,Kendall and family
Very sorry to hear of Peter’s passing. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Sweet Rose and family, thinking of you all at this very sad time
With love and prayers.
Angela and Jeff Roy
Mike and Debbie Frelick
Dear Rose and family we were saddened to hear of Peter’s passing, thinking of you all, take care.
So very sorry for your loss! My condolences are with you all!!
Rose & Family – I was so sadden to hear about Peter’s passing. Thinking about you. He will be missed. XO
Jonathan Whynot & Stacey Fisher
Kyle and Jessica,
Sorry to hear the sad news of your father’s passing. Thinking of you and your family, especially in the days ahead.
Jonathan Whynot & Stacey Fisher
Rose and Family: I was so sorry to hear of Peter’s death. I worked with him at Freeman’s and I liked him a lot. He was extremely good at his job as Foreman. My sincere condolences to you and to your family,.
Dan and Patti Hatt
Rose and Family, Patti and I were both surprised and sorry to hear about Pete’s passing. Pete and I knew each other growing up in Brooklyn. Please accept our sincere condolences.
Rod & Ann Golden
We are so sad to hear of Peter’s passing. Our deepest sympathy to all. Rod & Ann
Dear Rose , Kyle and Jessica , very sorry to hear of Peter’s passing , so sad when we loose someone we care so deeply for, he will be missed, he made this earth a better place ,hold on to the great memories you have , Our deepest condolences to all the family, Janet and George Fletcher
Rose and family: Sincere condolences to all Peter’s family.
Dear Rose and Family:
I am so deeply saddened and shocked to hear of your loss. Please accept my most sincere sympathy at this very difficult time. Big hugs and God Bless.
Jeffrey and Nancy Verge
Rose and family, so sorry to hear of your husbands passing. Nancy and I wish to extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Curtis & Linda Leslie Maillett
To Dear Rose & family: We were shocked and saddened to read this news. We hope your wonderful memories will help you & your family during this difficult time. Thinking of you & Praying for you. Sincerely, Linda & Curtis
Robert and Vickie Josey
Dear Rose and family
I was so shocked and saddened to read of Peter’s passing in today’s paper. I remember all the fun times we had together when he worked in Sheet Harbour, many years ago. May you treasure all your special memories and take peace in knowing that Peter was loved by all that knew him. Our sincere sympathy too you and your family during this very sad time.
Derek & Shelly Neilson
Rose, Jessica, Kyle and family –
Although we knew this day would come, it was still such a shock to have it come so soon.
So many days left to live, things left to do, words left to say. Rest assured that everything you remember, feel and live is carrying Peter through your days with you, as he would want it. He is at peace now, free from pain.
Rest easy Peter – till we meet again.
I was so surprised to read Peter,s obit. In the paper. I have such wonderful memories working with Peter, he will never be forgotten. Good-bye can sometimes be the saddest word that we must say, because it seems so final when a loved one passes away. But looking back on the memories, we are comforted to know that love has never left us, and will never let us go. We say good- bye believing we will surely meet again. Your memories are yours forever. Wishing you and your family peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and memories that will last forever in your hearts. Hugs Heather
(Put your trust and faith in God our saviour and he will get you through) I did.
Wayne and Pam Westhaver
Sorry for your loss,please accept our sincerest condolences.
Mr.& Mrs Maynard Carrier
To Rose & Family . Maynard & I ( Debbie ) are so sorry to hear about the loss of your Husband Peter. He was such a nice & kind man . Maynard just enjoyed working with him . He is going to miss him very much . . Peter you will always be loved .. & MISSED. . RIP Peter Irving . Maynard and Debbie Carrier…..xxoo
Rose, and family, thinking of you all, on this sad day.
Doug and Patricia Cross
Dear Rose and family, sad to read of Peter’s passing. Taken away all too soon, hold on to the memories and have faith that God will get you through this difficult time. Sincerely, Doug and Patricia Cross
Sorry for your lost thinking of you in prayer Love Aunt Barbara
To the Iving family my deepest sympathy goes out to you
Rosie and family sorry for your loss thinking about you at this time.
Marianne & George Morrison
Rose, Jessica, Kyle & family, We were shocked and saddened to hear of Peter’s untimely passing. George and Peter were good friends for nearly half a century from times on Ponhook Lake cruising in their antique Mahone Bay boats to high school, university and beyond. Peter was present at the Greenfield Scout Camp on Ponhook Lake the first day we met each other. He was a true friend who would go out of his way to help others without question. Peter was one of the kindest men we have ever know and always had a positive outlook on life. If you were separated for a period of time he was the kind of friend where you just picked up where you left off and it seemed like it was only yesterday. We will cherish our memories of him. Our thoughts are with your family during this time of sadness.
David and Bonnie Hatt
Rose and family, Sorry to read of Peter’s passing.What does one say at a time like this Just know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Angela,Ronald and Leigh-ann Young
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
To Peter’s Family:
For the past few years one of my favourite parts of Darren & Kelly’s Boxing Day party was getting to see Peter there & he always had a good story to tell. His sister Elizabeth was one of my best childhood friends, so I was at Albert & Jean’s house a lot when he was a little boy. Especially at the last party, my sister Judi & I were entranced when Peter sat down & told us his story of treatments he’d finished in Halifax & he was so happy to be able to be back at work part time. He was a wonderful man, taken from his family too soon. My sincere condolences to you all.
To the Irving Family,
The center and focus of Peter’s life was always his family. A more supportive, loving husband and father you would not find. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Our sincere condolences.
Duncan & Goretti MacIsaac
Donnie and Valerie
So very sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy to all the family members.
Valerie and Donald
Rose and family,
We are so sorry to hear of Peter’s passing. Treasure those great memories to help you through this very difficult time.
Donald and Joanne Uhlman
Jim and Liz Fraelic
Dear Rose and family. Jim and I were so very sorry to hear the news about Peter. He was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed. We are keeping you close in our thoughts.
Lil and Borden
Rose, Jessica and Kyle,
We were so sorry to hear of Peter’s passing. Our deepest Sympathy to all your Family.
Rose and family, you are in our thoughts during this difficult time.
Gary and Marion
John & Peggy Whynot
Dear Rose and family: We are so sorry to hear of Peter’s passing. Such a genuinely nice guy. It was a pleasure working with him many years ago. We are thinking of you with heartfelt sympathy at this very sad time.
Robert & Charlotte Wolfe
Rose and family,
Please know you are in our thoughts during this difficult time. Peter will be remembered fondly by all those who have had the pleasure of meeting him.
Love Robert, Charlotte, and the Wolfes
Ron Slater and Barbara Larsson
Rose and family,
My heart aches for you. We are so sorry for Peter’s passing. Just recently I’ve been thinking of the two of you and how I could arrange for us to visit you. Our visits and dinners were so special to us. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Thinking of you, Ron and Barbara
Dear Rose,Jessica,Kyle and families, I couldn’t believe what I was reading when I read of Peter’s death.We had contact quite often when you Jessica and Kyle went to school in Brooklyn and our chats were always remembered.
It’s difficult to carry on but I’m sure you have great memories that will help you. My thoughts are with you.Keep the faith.
Kathy & Vaughn Rawding
Rose and family
So sorry to hear of Peter’s passing, our thoughts are with you all during this sad & difficult time.
John and Donna Murray
So sorry to hear of Peters passing Sincere condolences!
Jessica Kendall & Ally Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time
Holly Thomas and James Barr
Rose, Jessica, Kyle and family, James and I were incredibly saddened to hear of Peter’s passing. We’re thinking of all of you and trying to hold onto all of our good memories in this tough time!
Ashley, Derek, Bertha, and Allan
Rose, Kyle, Jessica and family,
I am heartbroken to hear the news. I loved spending time with Peter and the family at the cabin. He was a wonderful man who will be missed by many. I cherish the memories we have. Thinking of you all.
Rose and family, please accept my sincere condolences on your loss. While Peter and I seldom crossed paths over the last few years, every time we did it was like old times, and it saddens me greatly that I won’t have those opportunities to spend time with him any more. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Gord and Lorna Logan
Rose and Family
So shocked and sorry to hear of Peters passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad time. Hugs.
Rose very sorry to hear about Peter sending condolences to the family may he RIP
Garnett and Julie
Rose and Family
Garnett and I are so very sorry to hear of Peters passing. He will be missed in the mill yard. And the little waves and honks he used to give everytime he drove by! God Bless
So so sorry to hear of peters passing. My condolances go out to rose, jessica and Kyle. ❤
Ron & Bonnie Henderson
Dear Rose and Family,
We are so very sorry to hear of Peter’s passing. Thinking of you all at this very sad time
and sending our sincere condolences to you and your family.
Ron & Bonnie
Karen and John Henley
Rose, Kyle, Jessica and family
So sorry to hear of Peter’s passing, sending our sincere condolences to all at this difficult time.
Christine Macadams Knox
Sincere condolences to Peters family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Bill and Anna Cox
Rose, Kyle, Jessica and family:
We are saddened to read of Peter’s passing, he was a good man and liked by many who share your loss. Our deepest sympathy, and we hold you in our thoughts and prayers.
I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. Take care of each other and cherish the wonderful memories you have together.
Star & Graham
Rose and Family, my deepest sympathy is extended to you all. Know that many are thinking of you at this sad time.
Jenn Dexter and Thomas George
We are very sorry for your loss. Our hearts and thoughts are with you in this difficult time. Big hugs to you all.
Kendell & Karla Colp
Rose and family,
We are so shocked and saddened of this news. Our deepest condolences to all the family, our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Dennis & Sherri Harrington
Sending sincere condolences to the Family.
Bob and Brenda Lohnes
Rose, Jessica, Kyle and Family: We were very saddened to learn on the weekend that Peter had passed away. Our sincere condolences to all of you. He fought a brave battle and now he is pain free. Hope your memories help you through this difficult and sad time.
Ron, Rose Anthony & Family
Rose, Jessica, Kyle & Family
We are very sorry for your loss, Ours thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
My sincere condolences to the Family. Peter was a great guy.
Barbara and Ronnie Burns
Jessica, Kendall and Family,
Sending our deepest sympathy to all of you at this very sad and difficult time.
I knew that Peter had been having some health concerns, but I was shocked to read his obituary in the paper this morning. I worked closely with Peter at Freeman’s for several years and came to know him quite well. As I read the obituary, it brought back memories to me of Peter relating stories about most of the people, events, and places in the obit. He was a great guy and I enjoyed working with him very much. My thoughts are with all of your family at this sad time. I will always remember him.
Diane and Donald White
Our most sincere condolences Rose and all of Peter’s family and friends, a kind and sweet person he was. We knew him best in our youth , he always had that twinkle in his eye and was up for most anything. Our thoughts are with you and we will always remember Peter fondly.
Diane and Donald
Rose, Jessica and family, so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts are with you during this time. Treasure all your wonderful memories.
Ken and Carol Ann Gerhardt
Surprised and so sorry to hear of Peter’s passing. He will be missed by many. Our sincere condolences to all the family.
Noweta, Ivan ,Mitchell ,Ron and Vincent
Rose, Jessica and Kyle and family
Our deepest ,heartfelt sympathy to all of you ,it’s hard to know what to say at these kind of times
But we are sending our love and hugs , Peter will be missed by many , great memories I’m sure you all have to hold in your hearts ,so sorry for your loss
Dick and Carolyn Henneberry
Rose and family, our heartfelt sympathy to you all at this difficult time. Many years ago, it was such a pleasure working with Peter, and still have such fond memories. He will be missed.
Carolyn and Dick Henneberry
Reg A Conrad
Rose and Family
Our thoughts are with you. Peter will be fondly remembered by all of us.
Reg, Brenda and Brad Conrad
So sorry to hear about Peter. He was a kind and memorable man. Our sympathy to you and your family.
June and Chess Harlow
Hello Rose, I too , was sorry to hear the news about Peter. I haven’t met you and hadn’t seen Peter in some time but the stories he may have told about his younger years on the lake may not have all been fiction. The stunts we pulled on the lake , it was a wonder we made it past our teens. Summer and days on the lake never seemed to last long enough. There were many in a canoe or boat that had gotten soaked as Peter was a great skier and we were always up to something or the other with the rest of the gang. Not bad stuff but just good fun.I’ll bet Peters ears were ringing many times as I would tell friends about some of the things we had done.I am sorry that i hadn’t kept more in touch .
Doug & Sylvia Zwicker, Brian & Kim Mansfield
We are so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to all of you.
Rick and Jo-Ann Baker
Please accept our condolences and our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time.
sorry to hear of your loss. our thought are with you all
Sheila, Gordon and Stephen Munroe
Myles and Paula Winters
Dear Rose and family, it was so sad to hear of Peter’s passing. I remember the days we worked together on the nature trail while going to St. Mary’s. We enjoyed many games of crib. Peter will be sorely missed.
So sorry to hear this sad news about Peter. I grew up in S. Brookfield and my mom, Eleanor worked for his family. I noticed in the video there’s a picture of Peter sitting on her lap so will be sure to tell her. Happy memories for sure. Will be remembering you in prayer.
So sorry to hear of the loss of your husband and father…he was such a nice man and always stood around to chat a bit whenever he came in the store. One of my favorite customers….I will miss seeing him come for Coke or later on Gatorade……
Mike and Donna West
Rose, Jessica, Kyle & Family,
So sorry to hear of Peter’s passing. Our deepest sympathy to you and your families during this difficult time.
I only found out today of Peter’s passing. He and I were best friends in grade 7 at North Queens before he moved to Liverpool. Reconnecting with him years later at the mill was wonderful. I will miss him. My condolences to all his family.
So sorry to hear of Peter’s passing. I still remember the days at Ponhook lake, using our 28 HP Johnson ski boats to pull us around the lake. Peter was an excellent skier back then, and we had many hours of summer fun, I will always remember those times. Sympathy to all your Family in this difficult time.
I am so sorry, Rose to hear about Peter. Watching the video I can see so much love there between the two of you and your kids and now granddaughter. Take comfort in your memories and your family and know he is still around you and I believe will see him again someday!!! Lots of love.