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Date of Passing: Jan 20, 2021

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1926 - 2021

Irene passed away peacefully, with family by her side, on January 20, 2021, at the Grace General Hospital, Winnipeg, MB
Surviving are sons, Wayne (April), Brian (Lorraine) of Winnipeg and Kenneth of Calgary; six grandchildren, Scott (Heather) of Brandon, Corey (Amanda), Graeme (Georgette), Stephen of Winnipeg, Kevin of Mountain View, California and Taylor of Calgary; and two great-grandchildren, Luxton and Kate. Also surviving are sister Rosemarie George of Cypress, California, and several nieces and nephews.
Irene and George Oliver S. Mather were married in Los Angeles, California in 1951. George predeceased Irene in 1983. Also predeceased are her parents, Orville and Helga McInnes, infant sister Corrine, sister Norinne McLane and brothers-in-law, Robert McLane and Alvin George.
In accordance with Irene's wishes, cremation has taken place and a funeral service will not be held. A private family memorial and interment will be held at a later date at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Winnipeg, MB.
Thank you to all family and friends for your care, love and friendship. Flowers gratefully declined, anyone wishing may contribute to a charity of choice.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 30, 2021

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • I was saddened to hear of Irene‚Äôs passing. My sister Pat and I (nee Rooke) would like to extend our most sincere condolences to the family. All those Grey Cup games many years ago that our families enjoyed together take on an extra special memory now! Know your Mom is at peace! Laurie Bennett and Pat Friesen - Posted by: Laurie Bennett (Friend) on: Feb 28, 2021

  • On behalf of my mother Helen and myself, I wish to extend sincere condolences to all of Irene's family. My Mom Helen and her twin sister Willa had been friends with Irene and her sisters Norinne and Rosemarie for decades and still kept in touch until Helen passed in January of 2020. - Posted by: Cathy & Helen Starr (Long time friend) on: Feb 16, 2021

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