October 8, 1928- July 17, 2011
It is with heavy hearts we relate the passing of our dear Mother, Sister, Grandmother and GG. Irene was born in Saskatchewan but spent her life on the West Coast, mainly in Ladysmith where she raised her family and was an active member of the community. She was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 171 serving on the executive and as Poppy chairman, lifetime member and twice president of the Ladies Auxiliary. She was a member of the Eagles Ladies Auxiliary. She was the Secretary of the Ladysmith Senior Citizens Housing Society for more than 30 years. She loved to golf, to garden, loved the babies in her family and loved the tiny hummingbirds that flocked to her balcony.
Irene was predeceased by her beloved husband Jim and her son Ken. She leaves her daughter Nancy (Allen), son Phillip, grandchildren Michael, Tammy, Sandy, Deidre, Jason, Geoffrey, Adam and Gregory; great grandchildren Jordan, Mackenzie, Braydon, Mariah, Hunter, Sophia, Seth, Olivia, Emerson and Eric. She also leaves her sisters Isabelle, Yvonne and Pat, plus many nieces and nephews. We will all miss you forever and each of us will forever carry you with us in our hearts.
Mass was celebrated at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 1135 4th Avenue , Ladysmith, BC, on Friday July 22, at 4:00 PM. Father Sean Flynn, celebrant. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in her honour to the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Campaign or the Heart and Stroke Fund. Online condolences may be offered at firstname.lastname@example.org
Telford’s of Ladysmith 250-245-5553