Irwen Abrams, 93 Irwen Gilbert Abrams, 93, died November 2 at Sherwood Park Manor. A resident of the manor, he had been in declining health for the past four years. He was born July 29, 1911 in Gananoque to Charles Abrams and the former Ethel Sly. He was raised and educated in Brockville and married Mary Boyle in May 1936. He identified with the Catholic church. He joined the Brockville Rifles reserves during the Second World War and was later a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 96, Brockville. Mr. Abrams worked as a plater at Smart's Foundry until it closed. Then he worked at the Newell plant in Prescott. He retired 28 years ago. He summered at his cottage on Beverly Lake for 50 years, enjoying the visits of family and friends. He also spent 20 winters in Kissimee, Florida, where he enjoyed playing shuffleboard. His other interests included square dancing with the Toniata Wanderers, darts in the sergeant's mess at the armoury, euchre parties at the cottage and years of playing five-pin bowling at Ritchie's, Delany's and Cadillac Lanes. Mr. Abrams is survived by his wife Mary, daughter Beryl Leeder of Brockville and three sons, Chuck of Brockville and Bob and Terry of Ottawa, as well as 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are daughters-in-law Louise Abrams, Jan Abrams and Shirley Abrams. He was predeceased by three brothers, Gerald, Arnold and George; one sister Luella; son-in-law William Leeder and daughter-in-law Barbara Armstrong Abrams. Friends called at the Irvine Funeral Home and Chapel, Brockville on November 4. The Liturgy of the Christian Funeral was celebrated November 5 at St. John Bosco Church, Brockville, by Father Tim Harrison. Burial followed at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery. The pallbearers were Greg Abrams, Chris Abrams, Cyril Leeder, Dean Leeder, Dan Leeder, Trevor Abrams and Grant Abrams. Memorial donations were directed to Sherwood Park Manor. Published in Section b, page 10 in the Saturday, November 27, 2004 edition of the Brockville Recorder & Times. Posted 4:37:42 PM Tuesday, November 30, 2004.