May 4, 1937 – Calgary, AB
December 17, 2013 – Calgary, AB
Irene Burge of Calgary, passed away on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at the age of 76 years.
Irene was born and raised in the Bowness area of Calgary and lived her entire life in Calgary. She dedicated the better part of that life to raising her four children, enjoying family and friends and as well to her career of more than 30 years with the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede.
Irene will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by her four children Marc (Cindy), Kim, Guy, and Scott (Kyla) Burge and five grandchildren Tanya, Katy, Kristopher, Jesse, and Matt; sisters Marg (Jack) Stobo and Ethel (Steve) Karpuk; and sister in law and great pal Jeanne Pearson. She’ll also be dearly missed by her two best friends Monique (Ed) Carnegie, and Dorothy (Bill) Prescott, and many other family and friends that were an important part of her life. Irene was predeceased by her father and mother Gunnar and Mary Pearson; brother Ernest (Ernie) Pearson and her husband, John “Coogie” Burge.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Friday, December 27, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider making a donation to Cancer Research in Irene’s name.
In living memory of Irene Burge, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences