Irene DePatie of Calgary, surrounded by her loving family, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 at the age of 71 years.
Irene was born February 19, 1936 in Yorkton, SK, the youngest child of Mary and Joseph Matus. She grew up in Yorkton, moving to Regina and then on to Calgary where she met and married Arthur DePatie in 1963. Irene was an endearing lady who had many friends and acquaintances. She was loved by her husband and adored by her children and grandchildren. She was an avid gardener, spending many peaceful hours cutting, trimming and moving plants in her vast garden until it was exactly the way she wanted it.
Irene is survived by Arthur, her loving husband of forty-four years; her three beloved children, Christine (Dean) Luca, Michael (Holly) DePatie and Jim DePatie, all of Calgary; three grandchildren, Steven, Matthew and Jordan. She is also survived by her sister Josephine (Bill) Yancey of Winnipeg, MB and her brother Edward (Shirley) Matus of Regina, SK. Irene was predeceased by her parents.
We wish to thank the staff at the Peter Lougheed Centre and the Palliative Home Care nurses and doctors for the professional and kind consideration they provided to Irene and her family during her illness.
At Irene’s request there will be no formal service. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Children’s Hospital, 2888 Shaganappi Trail N.W., Calgary, AB T3B 6A8, Telephone: (403) 943-7211. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Irene DePatie, a tree will be planted at Fletcher Park Memorial Forest by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences