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DESCHAMPS, Irene Mary (nee Hallas)

DESCHAMPS, Irene Mary (nee Hallas)

October 10, 1924 – Montreal, Quebec

July 18, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Irene Deschamps of Calgary, AB, on Friday, July 18, 2014 at the age of 89 years.

Irene is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Daniel Deschamps and Oanh; her daughter and son-in-law Maureen and Bill O’Reilly; four grandchildren Holly (Dustin) Webster, Andrew O’Reilly and Duy and John Deschamps; great-grandchildren Isabel Webster. She is also survived by her brother Frank (Jean) Hallas; her sister June Royle; brother-in-law Jeff Jackson and numerous sister-in-laws, nieces, nephews and extended family. Irene was predeceased by her husband Jean Maurice Deschamps and her sister Rita Jackson.   

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Friday, July 25, 2014 at 2:00p.m.  Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery.  Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Irene Deschamps, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. Maureen O'reilly :

    Dear sweet Mom I will truly miss you. You will always remain close to my heart. xoxo

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  2. Helen O'Keeffe and family :

    My dear friend Maureen and family,

    Was heartbroken to hear the devastating news about your Mom. I will always remember her as a lovely, classy and strong lady. Having spent many hours in your home I’ve always considered Mrs. D to be my second mom – I am so fortunate to have many many childhood memories – from barbies to sleep overs, dance parties, our hangout in your basement as teenagers, day trips to the beaches – our L.A. vacation, I could go on … boy Maureen we really had a great childhood life and I owe a huge thank you to you and the legend Mrs. D.
    Hugs to everyone – I will be thinking of you all on Friday
    Helen (zub-zub)

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  3. Ailish O'Keeffe :

    Sincere sympathy – Irene was a cherished friend –

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  4. Jim and Doris Lockhart :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very sad time.

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  5. Dan Deschamps :

    Mum there are no words I can say which would describe how much I love you . I remain and always will be your Danny Boy.
    My journey is not over in this world . I have little John and Duy
    and Oanh to help get thru life a bit longer . When my work is done
    I will be happy to join you and Dad. I feel your soul and heart are rejoicing now in the company of so many relatives and friends and of course Dad. Bye for now and see you soon
    Danny Boy

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  6. Susan "Rosser" McArter :

    Maureen, I was looking for you on line when I found this notice of your Mom, Mrs. D’s passing.

    I am so sorry for your loss, for your families loss. She was a wonderful woman who loved her family. In the big picture none of us are here for very long, time goes by so quickly. Your Mom and Dad were always good to me when we were kids and I was not a good friend to you, I let you down. I regret that to this day and I apologize, I wish I knew then what I know now, it only took me 40 years to tell you.

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