Mom passed away peacefully on March 18, 2014 at Columbia View Lodge with her family by her side at the age of 84. Mom is survived by her dear children Audrey, Martin, Terry (Christie), Teresa (Randy), and Rick (Barb). Proud grandmother of 12 and great-grandmother of 8. She was pre-deceased by her husband Wendell in 1983 and her son Stephen in 1985.
Irene was born in Holbein, Saskatchewan on May 20, 1929. She grew up on a farm near St. Albert until moving to Beiseker, Alberta at 17. She met Wendell and later followed him to Trail where they married in 1949. The family lived in Trail, Genelle and China Creek with a short stint on the “company farm” present day Trail golf course. On Wendell’s passing Irene returned to Trail.
Special thank you to Columbia View Lodge staff for their love and kindness shown to Mom during all the years they made it her home. Donations can be made to the Columbia View Lodge “Grounds Beautification Fund” at 2920 Laburnum Dr. Trail BC V1R 4N2.
A visitation will be held for family and friends in “Carberry’s Chapel” from 9:00 am – 11:00 am, Saturday, March 22, 2014 with the Funeral Service at 11:00 am with Rev. Ken Siemens officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Jordan Wren of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca