Anne Irene Whalen (nee Pilyk)

Anne Irene Whalen (nee Pilyk)

Anne Irene Whalen (nee Pilyk)

February 1, 1955 – May 2, 2012

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our angel Irene. Rene passed away at NRGH Palliative Care Unit on the afternoon of May 2 with her loving husband by her side after a short courageous battle with cancer.

The amazing wife, mother, friend and Bubby is predeceased by her parents Anne and Peter and leaves behind her husband Micheal, son Garett, daughter in law Cara, granddaughter Rylee and bulldog Abbie, as well as many close friends and family.

Rene was a remarkable woman who touched the lives of all she came in contact with. She loved spending time outside in the yard, taking care of others and recently becoming a Bubby to granddaughter Rylee. Rene will be greatly missed.

A special thank you to the staff at NRGH Palliative Care Unit who are truly angels on Earth.

Please join us for a tea to celebrate Rene’s life on May 26, 2012 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm at the First United Church at 232 High Street in Ladysmith.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Nanaimo Community Hospice Society online at or by mail to 1729 Boundary Avenue, Nanaimo BC, V9S 4P3

“It is a far, far better thing to do than anything I have ever done; it is a far far better rest that I go to than I have ever known”

– Charles Dickens

Telford’s of Ladysmith 250-245-5553

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