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BROWN, Irene Grace

August 20, 1921 – September 16, 2012

Irene past away peacefully on Sunday, September 16, 2012 at the age of 91 years old.

Irene was born in Excel, AB to Mary and Albert Arneson. At the age of 14, Irene left the farm life to take her first job as a Nanny in Calgary. Irene also was a Nanny to the Eaton Family, worked at the Night Owl, which then lead Irene to become a dietician at The Bay for many years and the place she first met her husband Gerry. Irene loved to dance, cook, and entertain. After her children arrived, Irene became a home maker. She took in children at lunch times and after school, took peoples ironing in, taught cooking lessons through continuing education and had a variety of jobs throughout her life. Irene and Gerry traveled in their motor home during their retirement years, enjoying time with their Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren. Irene’s favorite time of year was summer grooming her flowers and Halloween. She had a passion for Thrift store shopping and helping others.

Irene will be sadly missed by her beloved husband Gerry; her adult children Cindy (Ron), Barry (Grace) and Larry (Margot); her surviving sisters Dolores (Lloyd) Christianson and Judy Berg; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

A come and go open house will be held at The Glenmore Inn in the Heritage Room (2720 Glenmore Trail SE Calgary, AB T2C 2E6) on Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 11:00 am to 3:00 p.m. to celebrate Irene’s life. Forward condolences through In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Irene’s name to The Alzheimer Society of Calgary (201 – 222 58 AVE. S.W.)

In living memory of Irene Brown, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Dear Gerry And family, condolences on you loss. It has been a long time but Gayle and I fondly remember Irene .
    She was a fine Lady and I am sure she will sadly missed .

    Tommy and Gayle Calder

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  2. Vicki and David Rebelos :

    Dear Cindy and family she will be missed she was a wonderful woman full of love and life. My love and prayers go out to you and your family.

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  3. Diana (Ball) Walker :

    Our prayers are with the family during this sad time. Thoughts of Irene will pass through your memory many times a day and these memories will be cherished just as mine are of mom (Helen died June 10, 2010) and dad (Jim died Feb. 11, 2007). I have not had the pleasure of seeing your folk for many years but your I have fond memories of visiting with you often as I was growing up. Take care

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  4. CFD Pensioners Association :

    Sincere condolences to Gerry and Family

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