Irene Myrtle James, (nee Monson) passed away peacefully in the Chilliwack General Hospital September 1, 2013, with family by her side. Irene was born at Abbotsford, BC, November 21, 1938 to Eddie and Mary Monson (nee Haines) where she was raised with her siblings, Glen, Ian, Gordon, June and Roy. In 1953, the family moved to Chilliwack where Irene continued to reside until her passing. Irene is predeceased by her parents, Eddie (in 1966) and Mary (in 1982), brothers, Glen (1992) and Gordon (2012) and sister, June (2008). She is survived by her husband Allen, son Terry (Nicole) and daughters Tammie (Kent) Dodds, Shelly and Sheri (Mark) Janssen, grandchildren, Kailyn, Connor and Tanner Dodds, Liam and Josh Janssen and Nicole’s son Devon. She is also survived by her brother Ian (Pat) of Campbell River and Roy (Ester) of Armstrong and brother in law Richard Downing of Chilliwack as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. Special thank you to Drs Cambridge and Sun, the Chilliwack Hospital Emergency Department trauma staff and ICU nursing staff along with the attending Paramedics, for the great care that Irene received. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at Rosedale Middle School,50850 Yale Rd East, Rosedale BC with burial to follow at Chilliwack Cemetery. Henderson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements. 604-792-1344.
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