1923 - 2018
Irene was born, raised, and lived most of her life in Vancouver. She retired to Horse Lake and eventually arrived in Kamloops in the early 1980’s. Her two children, Colin (Mavis) and Gail (Jim) were always important in her life. She was an enthusiastic volunteer wherever she lived, especially in schools and her Church. In Kamloops she was well known for the variety of seasonally themed pins she designed and made. She donated many thousands of dollars in proceeds from the sale of those pins to local groups, particularly the Kamloops United Church Choir.
Besides her children, she is survived by five grandchildren – Aaron (Sakiko), Claire (Chad), Nicholas, Noah and Ian, and five great grandchildren – Yuta, Anna, Julia, Lyncon and Piper. The family wishes to thank Dr. Stefanyk, friends at Kamloops United Church, and the staff at RIH, Bedford Manor, Ponderosa Lodge, and finally Overlander Residential Care, where she passed peacefully with her family by her side. There will be no formal service as per her request. In the spring her ashes will be scattered at her favourite spot on Cultus Lake in the Fraser Valley.
Condolences can be expressed at www.kamloopsfuneralhome.com