In Memoriam: The Rev. Dr. Andrew Irvine, Former TST DMin Director and Adjunct Lecturer at Knox College

The late Rev. Dr. Andrew Irvine teaching a DMin course in 2008.

It is with sadness that TST has learned of the passing of The Rev. Dr. Andrew Irvine on April 28, 2024. Andrew was the Director of TST’s Doctor of Ministry program from 2006-2011 - a role he carried out with dedication and passion, inspiring many DMin students during his time as Director (the photo is of Andrew teaching a TST DMin course in summer 2008).

A 1966 Master of Divinity graduate of TST’s member school, Knox College, Andrew served as an adjunct lecturer until 2017 and was a cherished member of the Knox community.

From the Presbyterian Church in Canada website:

The Rev. Dr. Andrew Robertson Irvine, aged 74, of Caledonia, Ontario died on April 28, 2024 following a brief illness. Andrew is survived by his wife of 53 years, Suzanne, and their children Sandy (Sarah), Stephen (Jenn) and Sarah (Brian), his greatly loved grandchildren Cody, Owen, Lauren, Alastair, Hannah, Thomas, Jade and Avery, his brother David (Kathleen) and his sister-in-law Janet.

Throughout a life of serving Christ, Andrew touched many lives – first as a social worker in SW Nova Scotia, then called to ministry as a pastor in several churches in Nova Scotia and Scotland and later as a Professor of Practical Theology at Acadia University, McMaster University and Knox Divinity College. He also served as a Board member of Mission Services and was the Chair of the military chaplaincy.

A Celebration of Life was held on May 5 at the Chedoke Presbyterian Church in Hamilton, Ontario. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to be made to Mission Services, Hamilton.