Irv was born on February 16, 1917 in Sudbury, Ontario. He graduated from Sudbury High School and then spent 5 years with International Nickel, Copper Cliff, Ontario.
He joined the RCAF in November of 1940 at North Bay, Ontario. He was posted to #1 Manning Depot in Toronto; ITS at Bellville; #3 EFTS Crumlin; #14 SFTS Aylmer; #31 GRS Charlottetown. He was awarded his Pilot Wing at Aylmer on April 7, 1942. He was posted to the UK in July, 1942.
Advanced training consisted of : #3 AFU South Cerney, #37 BAT Course, Swanton Morley (Link Trainer); #7OTU Limavady, Northern Ireland; #156 R & D.
He was posted to #221 Squadron and was also a test pilot on #156 R & D for nine months. Stations that he served on during OPS; Stornoway, Shallufa, Benghazi, Malta, Sicily, Italy and Algiers.
He was released from the RCAF in March, 1945 in Ottawa.
Post war he was in sales, sales management, management, Vice President and then President 7 Up of Canada
He is married with two daughters and three grandchildren. June 05, 2001