CANADA (From news reports) -- Prominent New Brunswick philanthropist Jean Irving died Tuesday morning.
The 93-year-old died peacefully at her home in Rothesay, according to Mary Keith, a spokesperson for J.D. Irving Ltd.
Irving will be remembered by many for her contribution to communities and social issues across the province.
"She was just a great human being," said former Saint John mayor Shirley McAlary, now the deputy mayor.
Irving was married to J.K. Irving, chair of J.D.Irving Ltd.
"Yes, she had the means financially to do whatever she wanted, but she spent a lot of that time and a lot of her resources helping a lot of people," McAlary said. "And not everybody does that when you're in a position like that."