The City of Dauphin can confirm, in conversations with his family, that Mayor Eric Irwin passed away on Friday, November 24, 2017, at the age of 62, while snorkeling in Key West, FL with his wife, daughter and sister-in-law. The family is working with a local Dauphin funeral home and hopes to be back in Dauphin early this week. However, local Florida law requires any sudden death to be reviewed by the medical examiner’s office, and that may delay Mayor Irwin’s body arriving home. The official cause of his death is still unknown at this point.
The family has confirmed there will be a public funeral held in Dauphin, but no details are available at this time. Anyone looking for more information is asked to monitor the Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Service website (www.sneathstrilchuk.com).
This is a tragic event for his family, friends and the community, and the City of Dauphin is making every effort to respect the family’s wishes at this time.