Irene was born on October 8, 1918 at Sec. 17, Tp. 5, Rge. 18, W. 3, Shaunavon, Saskatchewan and passed away on October 9, 2008 at Qualicum Beach, BC.
She was predeceased by her loving husband of 52 years, Jim, in 2003. Survived by loving friends and adoptive grandchildren; Christina and Dan Smith and their children; Challayne (Rob) Kenney and Braden Smith.
Irene was a seamstress, gardener, hunter and was an aircraft maintenance worker during war time.
As Irene would want to be remembered, “Bury all my faults and weaknesses against my fellow man. If by chance you want to remember me, do it with kind deed, or word, to someone who needs you. If you do all I have asked, I will live forever.”
Many thanks to the loving staff of Qualicum Manor and Dr. Biglow. Donations in Irene’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Box 1299, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1T3.
A graveside service will be held on October 18, 2008, 11:00 AM, at Yates Cemetery, 1000 Allsbrook Rd. Parksville, BC.
YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM