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Born: Mar 11, 1925

Date of Passing: Jan 30, 2021

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March 11, 1925 – January 30, 2021

With sorrow in our hearts, we announce the passing of Irene Drewlo (nee Reder) on January 30, 2021, at the Lakeshore General Hospital, Ashern, MB at the age of 95. She passed away peacefully, with family by her side, and is now reunited with her husband and siblings.
Irene was born on March 11, 1925 and married Albert Drewlo on November 6, 1945. They farmed in the Moosehorn area for 33 years, before semi-retiring in 1978. Irene babysat for many years during which she was an inside caretaker of the Moosehorn Heritage Villa, before ultimately calling it her home for the last 12 years.
Irene attended church regularly for as long as she was able. She was actively involved in the church and sang in the choir for 65 years. She enjoyed playing games and visiting with neighbours and friends. Irene loved to create. She spun her own wool and she knit mittens, crocheted afghans and sewed quilts for her loved ones. She had a fondness for baking and her love for the art continued until shortly before her death. Irene had a green thumb. She could make anything grow (even a stray leaf), and loved gardening, canning and sharing her harvest.
Remaining to cherish her memory are her children: Raymond (Brenda), grandson Kevin (Sally), great-grandchildren, Lucien and Zayden; Marlene, grandson Leroy (Holly), great-grandchildren, Draven and Decklen, granddaughter Rhonda (Shawn), great-grand-child Amelia; Judy (Lloyd), granddaughter Samantha, great-grandchildren, Austin, Meyka and Bella, granddaughter Nicole (Dylan); and sister-in-law Ruth Reder.
Irene was predeceased by her husband Albert in 1988, her parents, Emil and Pauline (nee Locht), her siblings, Christine (John), Amanda (Reinhold), Otto (Edna) and Paul, along with numerous nieces and nephews, including brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and her son-in-law Larry.
The family would like to thank all the doctors, nurses and staff at the Health Sciences Centre as well as the Lakeshore General Hospital. Also thanks to the home care staff for the care they provided.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a private family service will be held at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery in Moosehorn, MB with Dawn Tober officiating.
A donation in Irene's memory can be made to the Peace Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, Box 68, Moosehorn, MB R0C 2E0 or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 1379 Kenaston Blvd., Winnipeg, MB R3P 2T5.

Arrangements by:
Ashern - Lundar

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 06, 2021

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • Such fond memories of the baking. I can remember staying with Uncle Albert and Aunty Irene on our trips between Thompson and Winnipeg or coming up to Moosehorn with Gramdma Mandy. Best poppy seed loaf I have ever had. I wish I could have been there for you as you were for me when our dad passed. Lots of love. Andrew Klapprat and Family. - Posted by: Andrew Klapprat (Family) on: Feb 24, 2021

  • Raymond and Brenda & family I wish to send my deepest sympathy for your loss. Words can’t wipe away your tears, Hugs won’t ease your pain. But hold on to your good memories! Forever they’ll remain. Holly (Weigelt) Sweetman - Posted by: Holly (Weigelt) Sweetman (Friend...of Raymond) on: Feb 11, 2021

  • Our sincere condolences to Raymond, Brenda, Judy and families on the passing of your mother. What a sweet lady! Always enjoyed the visits with her in past Family Reunions. Our thoughts are with all of you. - Posted by: Grace & Mel Darroch (distant relative) on: Feb 08, 2021

  • Irene was our kids babysitter for a few years. The kids loved her. Today one of those kids is 50. How time flies. I always remember her...bent forward...and running. We rented her little house and loved it. Such a character who is going to be missed. Blessings to all the family on your loss. Ken and Jane. - Posted by: Ken and Jane Price (Friend ) on: Feb 07, 2021

  • Sincere condolences to Raymond, Marlene, Judy and their families. A kind and gentle lady. Comfort in good memories. - Posted by: Valerie Taylor (Distant relative) on: Feb 06, 2021

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