Marion Joan Irwin

June 13th, 2021

IRWIN, Marion Joan

1939 - 2021

Marion Joan Irwin (nee Banta) passed away peacefully at her home in Airdrie, Alberta on Sunday, June 13, 2021.  Marion will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 65 years, Lyle Irwin; daughter, Terry (Ken) Reid of Airdrie, Alberta; son, Tim (Judy) Irwin of Spokane Valley, Washington; grandchildren, Miles (Courtney), Brandon (Anna), Austin (Jeff), Andrea (Levi), Blythe, Brynn; and four great-grandchildren.  Marion is also lovingly remembered by her sister, Evelyn (Harold) Helzer; brothers, David (Jeanette) Banta and Dale (Lindsey) Banta; brother-in-law, Harry Rowney; sisters-in-law, Gail Irwin and Joan (Ernie) Smith; and many nieces and nephews.  Marion was predeceased by her parents, Ellis and Ruth Banta; sister, Marge Rowney; sister and brother-in-law, Fran and Howard Wood; and brother-in-law, Bill Irwin.  Marion was born and spent her early years on the farm near Crossfield.  Over the years, Marion worked at various jobs including the Bank of Commerce in Crossfield (there for the holdup), Don Beddoes Construction and then got started in business with Young’s Propane.  She and husband, Lyle, owned and operated hotels in Airdrie, Canmore and Pincher Creek before returning to Crossfield where they bought and farmed her parent’s farm, ultimately taking up residence in Airdrie.  Marion enjoyed curling, camping, gardening, her Christmas light displays and occasional happy hours.  Her favourite holiday spot was Las Vegas.  She had a love for people, children, animals and the disadvantaged.  There will be a private family interment in Crossfield Cemetery at a later date.  The family gratefully declines flowers, however a donation in Marion’s name to a charity of one’s choice would be greatly appreciated. 


remember the good times. thinking of you and your loss. best to all your family. ross farrell

Lyle & Family So incredibly sorry to hear of Marion's passing. Our thoughts are with you all at this most difficult time. The Timmons Family

Uncle Lyle, Terry, and family, Unbelievably heartbroken to hear the news. Auntie Marion has a very special place in my heart. I will remember the hours of visits we had while I was attending University. She had such a special way of taking the edge off being homesick. May you find comfort in all the wonderful memories of her.

Condolences to the family

To all the family: Please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of Marion.She always had a smile or laugh when visiting her and will be missed by many who knew her. You are all in our thoughts at this time. Vera and Mel Bowen.

Lyle, I was very sad to learn of Marion’s death. Please accept my sincere condolences. Your coffee friend ,John

Dear Lyle and Family, We will always remember the laughs we had when we were with Marion and Lyle in Las Vegas. Marion was a Friend, a hard worker and a thoughtful person. Our sincere condolences. Ken and Karen

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