1927 – 2015
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Irene on September 30, 2015 in Vernon, BC, born July 20, 1927 in Kitwanga, BC. Irene married her husband George in 1950 and in 1969, they moved to Armstrong. She spent nearly 20 years working for Colonial Farms before she retired at the age of 70. Irene was a beautiful, kind-hearted person with a thoughtful and generous soul. She cared for her grandchildren and was a gracious hostess to all. She was an amazing baker and cook – making a mean fried chicken, chocolate cake, and potato salad. She loved to read and enjoyed spending time at the casino or watching the game show network, until her eyesight failed.
She is lovingly remembered by her daughter
Tina (Michael) Mullen; grandchildren: Melissa, Riley, Jacob, Olivia; and her sister Loretta Menghello; sister-in-law: Rosalie Wright; as well as many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her husband George in 1989; sister Bonnie in 1991; and her brother Carl.
A Celebration of life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, October 16, 2015 at Zion United Church. Those wishing to do so may make a memorial donation in Irene’s name to a charity of their choice.
Cremation arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES® Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866