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Born: Mar 24, 1926

Date of Passing: Dec 13, 2020

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It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Irene Royko at the age of 94 years on December 13, 2020 at the
Convalescent Home of Winnipeg.
She leaves to mourn her daughter Karen (Dave Edwards), sons-in-law, Nelson Kozusko and Neil Hutsel, grandchildren, Gregory and Jade, as well as her extended family in
She is predeceased by her parents, Minnie and Peter, husband Roy, daughters, Sylvia and Kim, and grandson Craig.
Born March 24, 1926 in Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland. Irene met and
married Roy in Newfoundland before moving to Winnipeg, where they established the
companies State Window and Building
Cleaning and Winnipeg Window Cleaning.
Irene and Roy enjoyed many summers with family and friends at the cottage in Grand Beach, as well as several trips to Las Vegas with her family. Irene cherished the friendship and support of Elsie, Bernice, and April, with whom she spent many hours playing 120, a Newfoundland card game.
Irene is now reunited with her beloved
husband Roy, and they were laid to rest
together forever in a private graveside
service at Green Acres Cemetery.

Funeral Home & Cemetery
Highway #1 East at Navin Road,
Winnipeg, MB
(204) 222 3241

Condolences may be sent to

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 19, 2020

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • Today I was walking and found a dime, something you always told me was someone in heaven looking over you! Well Tryston is wanting to buy a house and looked online and your home popped up! I know you are sending me a message and watching over me! Luv and miss you so much! - Posted by: Amber (Loving friend) on: Jul 04, 2021

  • Karen I am so sorry to hear about your mother. I remember when we were kids and I first met her she was friendly and nice to me, always a very classy lady. Sorry for your loss. - Posted by: George Savage (An old friend of Karen ) on: May 19, 2021

  • The last time I saw Irene she was in Seven Oaks Hospital. I had a lovely visit with her. I lost contact with Irene once she was panelled to a care home. Unfortunately I was unable to locate her after. My condolences go out to you and please if anyone is able to , I’d love to hear from you. Sincerely, Myra Tchir - Posted by: Myra Tchir Westman (Cousin in law) on: Dec 22, 2020

  • All of our time spent together with be cherished forever, from cooking, talking, dancing, playing cards, our special times with me painting your nails and doing your hair! I will forever love and remember these times!! My condolences to jade and family and Karen and family and all her family back home!! R.I.P my dear friend!! Say hi to Craig for Rick and I!!!❤️😘 - Posted by: Amber (Friend) on: Dec 21, 2020

  • My sincere condolences to Karen and family. Its never easy to lose your Mom. From many years ago, I remember Mrs. Royko as a friendly, generous of spirit, woman who loved her family. I'm very sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Colleen (Whibley) McEwan (Old Friend of Karen) on: Dec 19, 2020

Green Acres Funeral Home and Cemetery

Green Acres Funeral Home and Cemetery

No. 1 Hwy. E. & Navin Rd. (Map)
Ph: 2042223241 | Visit Website

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