Eric Irwin, President of the Board of Directors

November 27, 2017
Eric Irwin, President of the Board of Directors

Contact: Elaine Cottyn

Dauphin Consumers

Phone 204-638-7242



18 3rd Ave NE

Dauphin, MB R7N 0Y6

Dauphin Consumers

Press Release

Sudden Passing of Eric Irwin

President of Dauphin Consumers Co-operative

Dauphin, MB, November 27, 2017:  The sudden passing of Eric Irwin, President of the Dauphin Consumers Co-op comes as a great blow to this organization. Eric’s contributions to the Dauphin Co-op spans 35 years. He has been the Chairperson of its Board of Directors since 1985 and his vision and business acumen will be deeply missed.

Eric was instrumental in reviving the struggling Dauphin Co-op during the early 1980s when it seemed inevitable that it would have to close its doors. Eric’s initiative, vision, and untiring belief in the co-operative model has led significantly to the success of the Dauphin Co-op.  Indeed, Eric Irwin was the embodiment of the cooperative spirit and its values.

The opening of the new Dauphin Consumers Co-op Food Store in august, 2015 was something he was immensely proud of. He valued and respected the work of the Co-op’s employees and the members of its Board. Eric Irwin will be remembered as a thoughtful and devoted supporter of co-ops.

The Board of Directors of the Dauphin Consumers Co-op extends heartfelt sympathies to Eric’s wife, Kim and their children at this time of tragic loss.