Colbon: Irene went to be with God on September 25, 2010 following a short battle with cancer. She will be dearly missed by her children Eddy, Iris, and Mat (Trudy); grandchildren Nicole, Faustine, Nathan, and Alex. Nathan and Alex will especially miss Grandma’s specialty borscht and perogies, and of course her big hugs.
Irene was born in Saskatchewan and moved to Trail at the age of 15 to be with her brothers. She worked at the Trail Regional Hospital for many years and made many lifelong friends.
A memorial service will be held at Carberry’s Chapel on Friday, October 1, 2010 at 11:00 a.m., with Major Wilf Harbin officiating. Al Grywacheski of Personal Alternative Funeral Services “Carberry’s Chapel” is entrusted with arrangements.
As an expression of sympathy, donations in Irene’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 908 Rossland Avenue, Trail, BC V1R 3N6, and will be greatly appreciated by the family. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online Memorial Register at: personalalternative.com.
Thank you to everyone who visited, sent food and chatted on the phone with Irene in her final days. A special thanks to Barb for her thoughtful care. She will be going to heaven where her loving husband Ed is waiting for her there.