Irene Fors – Nee Nickel
Aug 22, 1946 – Aug 10, 2006
All I have seen teaches me to trust the creator for all I have not seen. –Emerson-
After a battle with cancer Irene cheerfully took leave for another dimension.
Irene was born in Poland and came to Canada at age 2. Vernon was the home that she loved and never outgrew pulling mainers and going for Chinese food. The poem “Desiderata” and Kiplings “If” were her favorite. Her cheerful friendly nature endeared her to many who knew her. Irene was employed by OI (Consumers Glass) in Lavington for 28 years until her death.
Irene is survived by her loving husband of 33 years, Stan Fors; her son, Danny Ahlm (Louise); grandsons, Ethen and Mike Ahlm. She also leaves three stepsons, Kevin (Jeri) and children Devin and Brittany, Jason (Michelle) and children Jordon and Brodie, Aaron (Kim) and children Kyle, Trevor, Shayla and Erika. Irene was predeceased by her grandmother, Leokadia Gering and father, William Nickel. She leaves behind mother, Phyllis Nickel; sister, Marlene Nickel; brother, Bernie Nickel (Sherry) their children Stephanie, Carla (baby Hailee), and Sam; brother Terry Nickel (Lorraine) their children Christina and Tracy.
Visitation will be held at Vernon Funeral Home on August 17th from 2-4 p.m. A Chinese Food dinner and drinks will be hosted by her husband at their home for friends and immediate family following the Visitation. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Irene’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society. Vernon Funeral Home in care of arrangements 542-0155.