James KIRWEN

KIRWEN, James

Jim passed away on April 9, 2011 at the age of 97 in White Rock, BC. He was born in Glasgow, Scotland on November 11, 1913. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Elizabeth (nee Woods) and his siblings: Mary, Bessie, Allan, Willie and Jenny. He worked as a Structural Engineer in Malaya, Hong Kong and Glasgow before moving to Vancouver with his family in 1950. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sheila (Hellewell) and is survived by four daughters, Jill, Jean (Glezos), Jaisri Margaret (Lambert) and Alice (McSherry.) He is also survived by six grandchildren, five great- grandchildren and many nieces and nephews in Australia and England. He was Chief Engineer at Western Bridge for many years before forming Kirwen Engineering, Inc. He was a founding member of the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation and a life member of the Association of Professional Engineers.


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