The death of Irvine Thomson occurred at the family residence, 280 Roxborough Avenue, Hamilton, on Tuesday, June 17th, following an illness of 9 months.
A veteran of World War II he served with the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps for 6 years, four overseas, from England to North Africa. He served as sergeant in the campaigns of Sicily and Italy.
Born in Scotland 28 years ago, he came to Hamilton when 2 years of age. Always interested in sports, he engaged in them overseas, and before enlisting played softball in the Big Four League, and also with the Canadian Porcelain for 9 years. He was an adherent of St. Enoch's Presbyterian Church.
His father, Charles Thomson, who served in World War I, predeceased him 18 months ago, the day before his own arrival from overseas.
Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Charles Thomson, and two sisters, Mrs.John Fleming and Miss Marie; four brothers, James, Leslie, William and Ross, all of Hamilton.
Friends in Grimsby will remember him as the fiance of Miss Helen Zoellner, formerly of Grimsby Centre, now of Hamilton.
Funeral service was held on Friday, June 20th, from Swackhamer & Hilts Funeral Home, interment being made in Woodland Cemetery.