Frances Jean Irwin

Frances Jean Irwin, known by all as Jean, passed away peacefully on August 5, 2017 at home in Duncan following a diagnosis of liver cancer. Jean was born on February 6th, 1950 in Duncan and made the Cowichan Valley and Ladysmith her home for all of her 67 years. Jean was daughter to Frank and Doris Irwin (Powel); sister to Tony and Ron Irwin; wife to Jan Norris; mother to Simon, Charlotte, and Sarah Norris; and most recently, Nanna to Ewan and Rowan Martin. Please feel free to add a story or reflection to the online memory wall available through First Memorial Funeral Services. Friends are welcome to join the family in a celebration of Jean’s life from 1 to 4 pm on the 24th of September, 2017 at St. Ann’s Building and Garden at Providence Farm.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made in Jean’s name to UNICEF or the Cowichan Valley Hospice Society. First Memorial Funeral Services Duncan, B.C. 250-748-2134 Condolences may be shared online at

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