Irene Elenor Strugnell (Nee Pogue)
Born in New Westminster on December 16, 1927. The only daughter of Samuel and Mary Beatrice Pogue. Irene passed away peacefully at home on June 20, 2011. Irene was predeceased by her husband Roger in 2007. She is survived by her son Dean; daughter Stacey (Craig); grandsons Graydon, Duncan, and Lachlan.
Irene grew up in New Westminster and shortly after her marriage moved to Coquitlam where they started a family and built their first home. In 1969 they followed their dream of living by the ocean and moved to Bowser, Vancouver Island where they started Bowser Bills Trailer Court. Many great times and friends were enjoyed in Bowser. Irene and Roger enjoyed traveling throughout the Continental US and Alaska, Caribbean and the Panama Canal. As a Lifetime Legion member Irene devoted many hours to the Ladies Auxiliary and the Bowser community. She will be remembered for her talented crafts, beautiful sewing, knitting, crocheting and playing cards with family and friends. Irene always kept the door unlocked and the coffee pot on for friends. Especially dear to her was spending time with her grandsons.
A special Thank you to the Gardens for making her last 5 years so enjoyable.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, July 17th, 2011 at 1 p.m. at the Bowser Legion.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ladies Auxiliary, Branch #211, Bowser Legion, 7035 W. Island Hwy., Box 115, Bowser, B. C. VOR 1G0