School 1944 – 1951
Died 1 July 2014, aged 79
Captain Arthur Irvine, 79 of Williamsburg, passed away peacefully on Tuesday 1 July at Munston Hospice House in Traverse City. He was born on 27 May 1935 in Frodhsam, Cheshire.
Arthur is survived by his wife of 46 years, Roseline; nieces Elizabeth, Sandra, Jacqueline and Roxanne and nephew Peter. He was preceded in death by his parents Albert and Lillian Collins.
Arthur attended the Merchant Navy Cadet Training School on the fixed base HMS Conway, attaining a Class 1 Foreign Going (Master Mariner) Certificate. He worked for Empresa Hondourena de Vapores (formerly United Fruit Co) where he held command of many seagoing merchant vessels that traversed the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Later he was a marine cargo surveyor for the National Cargo Bureau and owner of Collins Marine Service.
He and Roseline lived for 35 years in Central Florida and subsequently moved to Williamsburg in 2012.