Andrew Ireland

Andrew Ireland

December 22, 1924 – June 19, 2015

Born Edinburgh Scotland, he was the youngest of five children. Immigrated to Kelowna, BC where he attended school and played baseball; later he moved with his family to Victoria. He proudly served in the RCAF from December 1942-April 1946. He was the President of the Courtenay Legion from 1969-1971. As a member of the 888 Wing he enjoyed working with the garden crew. Bunt was a well-known automotive parts man in the Comox Valley. After retirement Bunt and Jean spent many years travelling to Yuma were they easily made many lifelong friends, he kept his quick wit and wonderful sense of humour right to the end.

Predeceased by his siblings, ex-wife Dorothy Ireland, wife Jean Leslie, stepson Gary Leslie. Survived and deeply missed by his children Dorothy (Terry), Andy (Marion), grandchildren Angus and Megan. Stepchildren Lynne (Barry), Ian (Donna), Doug (Pat) and numerous step grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Bunt was never comfortable in the limelight so there will be no service. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Legion Poppy Fund to honour those that served our country.

Thank you to Dr. Matous and all the compassionate, caring staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital; you made a difference.

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