Irene Eleanor Muir (nee Oldham) passed away peacefully, with all of her immediate family by her side and Moog and Friends Hospice House, Penticton on Friday, June 6, 2003. Born June 17, 1930 in Indian Head, Sask.
Irene is survived by her loving family, husband Wes of 54 years; son William (Evelyne and grandchild Cheryl of Penticton; and Robyn’s special friend Donnie Fitzpatrick of Campbell River; daughter Doreen Olson (Larrie and grandchildren, Angela (Dave), Silas (Yaneth), Clint (Alicia), Allan and two great-grandchildren, Nathan and David of Fort Langley); daughter, Louise Christian (Bill) of Slocan Park; sisters, Marguerite, Kathleen, Edith, Doris, Isabelle and brother, Robert.
Sadly predeceased by sisters, Mary, Dorothy; brother Ernest and grandchildren, Robyn and Vincent.
Irene was an exceptional gardener and roses her passion. Her talents in knitting, sewing and crocheting were enjoyed by many through her generous giving.
Her activities included curling, cross country skiing, dancing, aquafit and travel. She volunteered for many years canvassing for the Canadian Cancer Society and donating blood to the Red Cross. She volunteered in numerous organizations such as the Canadian Order of Foresters, (Chilliwack), Hospital Employees Union (Langley Memorial Hospital), and more recently, the Sandbridge Strata Council and Penticton Seniors Drop-In Center. Most of all, Irene loved spending time with her family and her many friends she considered as family.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 14, 2003 at 1 p.m. at St. Saviours Anglican Church, 150 Orchard Ave., Penticton. Cremation will follow. Interment of ashes in Chilliwack at a later date.
Irene’s family wish to thank Dr. Michael Sloan, doctors and staff at Penticton Regional Hospital, Oncology and Moog and Friends Hospice House staff for their compassionate care.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Hospice Society, c/o 1701 Government St., Penticton, B.C. V2A 8J7 would be appreciated.
Arrangements in care of Everden Rust Funeral Services, 250-493-4112.