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Date of Passing: Oct 11, 2021

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(nee HAY)

Peacefully after a short illness, on Monday, October 11, 2021, Iris passed away at the age of 89 years.
Iris was predeceased by her mother and father, Barbara and James Hay, husband Keith, son Ken, sisters, Elsie and Barbara, and brothers, Bill and Les.
She is survived by daughters, Cheryl (Dave), Susan; daughter-in-law Maureen; grandchildren, Kathy, Chris (Kaela), Andrew (Beth), Samantha (Josh); great-grandchildren, Reegan, Addie, and Nolan; also, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Iris grew up in Transcona on Yale Avenue and was a lifelong resident. She attended Central School where she met a group of long time friends who established a babysitting club. She enjoyed curling, bowling, golfing, knitting, baking and travelling.
Her love for Ottermere, Ontario was evident as it was her home away from home until two years ago. Ottermere was her peace of heaven where she spent hours fishing, gardening, puttering, and picking the perfect blueberries for the ultimate blueberry pie.
In 1954, she met the love of her life, Keith and together they created an abundant life filled with three children. Their home was the site of many Christmas and New Year's dinners often with more than thirty people attending.
In her remaining years, she resided at Concordia Village where she met many wonderful new friends. She attended exercise classes and concerts, and could often be seen walking the halls to see how she could make someone else's day better.
We will miss Iris' big cheerful smile, her off the cuff remarks, her willingness to help even if it put her needs last, and finally her attitude of never wanting to be a bother to anyone, even up until her last breath.
Due to Public Health Guidelines, a private family gathering will be held.
Donations are gratefully accepted to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Alzheimer Society.


As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 16, 2021

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • Sincere condolences - Posted by: Ken,Jeannette and Nicole Wood (Neighbors) on: Oct 17, 2021

  • Iris and I were friends for many, many years, starting when we were in the early elementary grades at school, when she lived on Yale and I lived on Harold. We continued our friendship over many years as members of the same "club". We had to keep in touch via cards after I moved to Toronto in 1969, but did so every Christmas and during the occasional trips I made to Winnipeg. She was a dear friend and I know she will be greatly missed by all her family. - Posted by: Shelagh Stevenson (Quelch) (Lifelong friend) on: Oct 16, 2021

  • Sorry to hear of Iris passing, we knew Keith and Iris from our days working at CNR. Our condolences to the Family. - Posted by: Ray/Joyce Cherlet (Life long friends.) on: Oct 16, 2021

  • With Deepest Sympathy to the entire family! - Posted by: Janet and Bruce Anderson (Friends - CN Family) on: Oct 16, 2021

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