The family of Irene Graham of Osoyoos, BC, formerly of Prince Albert, SK, Vernon, BC and Maple Ridge, BC, is saddened to announce her passing at the age of 95 years.
Mum is survived by daughters, Cheryl (Bill) of Vernon, BC, Donna (Tim) of Saskatoon, SK; daughter-in-law, Marilyn of Prince Albert, SK; sons, Rob (Debbie) of Osoyoos, BC, Gary of Maple Ridge, BC; along with her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren that she loved so much.
Irene is predeceased by her loving husband, John in 1996; her parents, Henry & Christine; brothers, Larry, Ernie and Lloyd; sister, Kaye; grandchild, baby Robbie and most recently her son, Ricky.
Mum raised 5 children while working night shifts at the Victoria Union Hospital in Prince Albert, as a nurse’s aid. She went on to work with Dr. Orville Hjaertas at the PA Community Clinic for many years and ended her working career with Dr. Prasad at the PA Clinic.
Mum had many passions but primarily family, work, sports, gardening and dancing. Her love of life and living had few boundaries. So many memories of Mum dancing circles around all who dared to venture onto the dance floor with her.
Mum retired to Vernon and then to Maple Ridge, BC. She had fun-filled winters in Yuma, Arizona enjoying the company of the other Snowbirds, many from Saskatchewan. Mum relocated in her twilight years to Osoyoos, BC where her son Rob lived. A beautiful area convenient for her grandchildren to holiday and visit with her. Mum maintained her sense of humour right to the very end and never found anything to complain about. Always quick to laugh or jokingly give someone hell when necessary.
We will always be grateful for the love and companionship in her final years by Rob, his wife, Debbie & Deb’s wonderful parents, Don and Sharon Bennett of Osoyoos. Also the many staff who cared for Mum at Mariposa Gardens Retirement Home in Osoyoos.
The music finally died for Mum with her son, Rob and granddaughters, Cindy and Kari at her side.
She did a lot of good, raised a lot of hell and had a great time doing it! She will be sorely missed by her loving family & friends. Rest In Peace young lady, you did give it your best.