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Born: Sep 29, 1918

Date of Passing: Oct 17, 2020

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September 29, 1918 – October 17, 2020

Irene passed away quietly on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at her residence, Oakview Place Extendicare at the age of 102.
She is survived by her son Murray (Adele) of St. Albert, AB; grandsons, Graeme (Carolyn) of Newcastle, England and Scott (Stacey) of Edmonton, AB; great-grandson Linkin of Edmonton, AB and loving cousin Joan Hupfield of Ajax, ON; niece Elsie Fraser of Winnipeg, MB and nephew Bill Moody of Brandon, MB; as well as grandnieces and grandnephews.
Irene was predeceased by her husband of 64 and a half years, George; her parents, William and Edith Moody and her brother Bernie.
Nicknamed "Rinty" in her youth, Irene was a great lover of sports, where she excelled in competitive basketball and baseball. Later in life, she enjoyed five pin bowling and curling and was always ready for a good game of cribbage. She was also a long-time fan of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the original Winnipeg Jets.
Irene was a past member of the Rebekah's Lodge and attended the United Church of Canada. She always loved animals and in particular, her beloved cocker spaniel Skippy and boxers, Bonnie and Trixie.
Some of Irene's favourite times were spent at "Bonnie Dundee," the family cottage at Loni Beach near Gimli, MB. There she enjoyed bicycling the road and strolling the sandy beach. Irene's hobbies included pickling countless jars of dills and sweet onions. She also baked a wide variety of goodies. Especially enjoyed were her Christmas shortbread and snowballs and her matrimonial cake was simple "the best."
Towards the end, Irene admitted she was ready and looking forward to joining her beloved George. Although we will all miss her dearly, we know she is now in a better, happier and painless place.
The family would like to thank nurses Shannon and Tatyana and indeed all the staff at Oakview Place Extendicare Centre. We would also like to extend a special appreciation to family friends, Margo and John Trimble for their selfless and continuous care and compassion shown to Irene.
Cremation has already taken place. As per Irene's clearly expressed wishes, there will be no formal gathering or service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Irene's memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Winnipeg Humane Society, or a recognized charity of your choice.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 24, 2020

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