Irene Florence nee: Lafreniere, passed away on Friday, December
12th, 2008 in her 97th year at Vernon Jubilee Hospital with her
beloved son, Patrick, by her side.
Mother of Patrick (Joan) of Pinawa, Manitoba, Jeannine McEachern
of Vernon, B.C. and Elaine Mills of Toronto, Ontario: sister of Lionel
(101) of Moncton, B.C. and of Marie Webber of Vernon, B.C.
Grandmother of six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
Sisters-in-law, Mary Fisher and Evelyn Vanhowie in Saskatchewan.
Predeceased by her loving husband, Robert, three brothers and
Irene enjoyed participating in games and cards with friends at
Canterbury Court where she lived for the past eight years. She
was a long standing member of the Catholic Women’s League. As
a retired teacher, she also taught “English” as a second language
to foreign students until 2007.
The Funeral Mass was held at St. James Catholic Church on
Monday, December 15th, 2008. Interment will take place in
In lieu of fl owers, those friends wishing to make memorial
contributions in memory of Irene may do so to the Canadian
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 2221 Yonge Street, Suite 601, Toronto,
Ontario, MS4 2B4.
Arrangements had been entrusted to:
Pleasant Valley Funeral Home
250 542 4333