This is the story of William (Bill) John IRVINE born in 1892 in Crumlin, Co. Antrim, N. Ireland. At the age of 19 he made his way to Canada to homestead in Saskatchewan. He died in Saskatoon at the age of 93 having only been back to his homeland once during all that time.
Married to Eliza Isabella (Isabel) WOODLAND in Morrisburg, Ontario in 1926, they had five children.
Joan Miller, retired lab manager, author and blogger, is the eldest grand-daughter of William Irvine. She blogs about genealogy and family history here and at Luxegen Genealogy and Family History.