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Hugh Blain Irving

IRVING Hugh Blain (Retired Teacher and Headmaster) Sadly at the Cumberland Infirmary on Thursday 1st October 2020 after a short illness. Hugh, aged 79 years, dear brother of David, also loved and missed by Lisa. Funeral Service to be held at Carlisle Crematorium on Wednesday 21st October at 11:40am. All floral tributes and funeral enquiries to Walker's Funeral Directors, 80 Wigton Road, Carlisle, Tel 01228 515650

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  • Jamlandersays...

    David and Lisa; please accept my condolences for your loss. A truly good bloke who I will always be grateful to for the education he gave me. I still remember the day the whole school turned up at Caldewgate, simply to see him. RIP
  • chockhead,819says...

    One of the best teachers ever, always remembered pupils from school in the 60s, A truly great man who will be sadly missed.
  • Karen. E. Bellsays...

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    David and Lisa, please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. Fond memories of Mr. Irving a truly inspirational teacher who taught myself and my siblings in the 1960’s at Caldewgate Primary School. A true gentleman. It was lovely to meet up with him back at Caldewgate School prior to the demolition at the open day, and amazing that he remembered us and could recite the full register of everyone in our class, he was still the same warm, friendly, fun loving man. RIP Mr. Irving.
  • __newsquest__Pete McCronesays...

    A truly inspirational and great man - his dedication and brilliant sense of humour will be remembered by everyone he ever met. Definitely one of my heros.
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