July 23, 1928 – December 8, 2020
Irene was born on July 23rd, 1928 in Poland and passed away peacefully on December 8th, 2020 in Vernon, B.C. at the age of 92 years.
She will be lovingly remembered by her daughters; Eileen Hoath and Susan Wicks, her grandchildren; Carl Hoath, Sheldon (Corry McLean) Wicks and Craig Wicks, her great-granddaughter; Lily Wicks, her sister; Margaret Brandenberg along with numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Carl Schneider in 1986.
Irene’s family moved to Vernon, B.C. when she was 9 months old. She started work at age 15 in the Apple Packing House and walked many miles to and from work until she saved enough money for a bicycle.
She later worked for One Hour Martinizing. She loved her garden, she loved to sing, she loved God and her church.
The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the staff at Heritage Square for the excellent care and compassion shown to mom over her time there. A special thank you to Gus who made moms evenings social; to Sharon, Kelly, Lynn, Marilyn, Gerry and Diane who spent time with mom and to Grace, Mathieu, Geoff and Kelly Parry who were a great comfort to her.
In respecting Irene’s wishes, she was cremated and a private family graveside service was held. A Celebration of Irene’s Life will be held at a later date.
Cremation arrangements have been made with Bethel Funeral Chapel Ltd.,
5605 27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5
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