Allister Irving, 1960–2023

After a short struggle with his health, Allister passed away peacefully 
at the Royal Victoria Hospital on November 2, 2023,  at age 63,
with family members surrounding him.

Allister leaves to mourn his siblings, Bruce (Victoria), Brian (Valerie), Heather (Kevin), Scott (Dian), Aaron and Connie. He also leaves behind his nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, many more relatives and friends. Allister was predeceased by his parents, Ross Irving and Florence Thurston. 

Allister will be remembered for his love of music and his drum playing. He was a special man who touched the lives of many throughout his 63 years of life. Although he was blind from a young age, he lived a full life and has accomplished many achievements. He will be sadly missed within his huge family as well as from the Huntingdon community.

The family will receive condolences at the McGerrigle Funeral Home in Ormstown, on November 25th  from 10 to noon, followed by a celebration of life at the Saint-Joseph Catholic Church, 16 York Street in Huntingdon at 2 p.m. 

In Allister’s memory donations can be made to S.A.B.E.C, online or by mail at CP 90034, 1493-2, Route 138, Godmanchester  QC J0S 1H0. 



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12 messages.


    Allister, always admired your curiosity, your can do attitude, and the many accomplishments that stemmed from there. We were lucky to have you in our family, and you will be missed. Kindest thoughts to your brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews at this time.

    Lorie Thurston


    I was very sorry to hear of the passing of Allister Irving. I have not seen him since he was a child but I remember how proud his father Ross was to have him become the first blind Boy Scout in Canada (and maybe elsewhere). My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.


    Our sympathies to Allister’s family. We have many great memories.
    Dianne and David


    You played the drums for our wedding and you even said you’ll play for our family reunion this coming summer. Your an amazing drummer and person. You’ll be missed


    My sympathies to all of his family. Allister’s locker was beside mine in high school and we shared many laughs together. RIP


    I knew Allister at CVR. He really loved music and so did I. Sincere sympathies to the family.


    Spent many a Friday evening with Allister at the Huntingdon bowling alley with the Melissa Sunshine Camp organization. He had a wonderful sense of humour and loved bowling. Rest in peace dear friend.
    Mary, Mark and Melissa Shewchuk.