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JAMES, Irene “Renee”

April 8, 1924 – Medjaso, Hungary
January 9, 2015 – Calgary, Alberta

Irene James (formerly Irene Peterson, nee Moyor) passed away peacefully in her sleep on January 9, 2015 at the age of 90 in Calgary at the Southwood Nursing Home.

Irene was born in Medjaso Hungary on April 8, 1924 and immigrated to Canada with her parents and older brother in 1926. She was raised in Taber. In 1943 Irene married Bob Peterson from Gull Lake Saskatchewan while he was in the RCAF. They resided in Claresholm and Taber. Bob and Irene moved to Bow Island in 1951 where they owned and operated Peterson Transport along with the Shell Bulk Fuel and Service Station. In 1965 they moved to Lethbridge. After Bob sold the Transport, they moved to Barrhead where he supervised Alberta Hail and Corp. After Bob’s passing, Irene moved to Calgary and resided there until the time of her passing.

She is lovingly remembered by her daughter Janice (Douglas) Dyer of Calgary; grandchildren Tamara (Dean) Sheppard; great-grandchildren Jacob, Mason, and Cohen; Cherene (Dennis) Kambeitz; great-grandchildren Noah, Aidan and Avery; son John (Sharleen) Peterson of Lethbridge; grandchildren Stuart (Stacey) Peterson of Coaldale; great-grandchildren Mya and Mason; Jenny Peterson (Neil Armitage) of Vancouver; sister-in-law Pat Russell of Milk River and Geraldine Moyor of Kelowna along with numerous nieces and nephews and their families. Irene was predeceased by her husband R.R. (Bob) Peterson in September 1983. Irene was also predeceased by her parents John and Esther Majoros of Taber; brother John (Mojoros) Moyor of Taber; brother and sister-in-law Don and Helen Peterson of Medicine Hat, Bill and Josephine Rogan of Edmonton and brother-in-law Dave Russell of Milk River.

At mom’s request, there will be no funeral service. Mom will be interred with Bob and a family grave service will be held later in the spring in Barrhead. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Calgary & Area Chapter, 150, 110 Quarry Park Blvd. S.E., Calgary, AB T2C 3G3 Telephone: (403) 250-7090, to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of Canada, 3100, 246 Stewart Green S.W., Calgary AB T3H 3C8 Telephone: (1-888) 884-2232.

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

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  1. Terry & Jacquie Doran :

    Dear Janice, John & Family,
    Our sympathy to you all with the loss of your precious Mom/Grandma/Gr.Grandma. May the many memories of good times together be a comfort to you. Take care……Jacquie & Terry Doran

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  2. Brian and Sharon Wright :

    Dear John, Sharleen and family.
    Please accept our most sincere expression of sympathy in the loss to your mother. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers. A visit with you is long overdue. God’s blessings.

    Sharon and Brian

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  3. Helen Vik in Maui... :

    My condolences to John, Janice and your families. I have fond memories of your Mom and her association with the Vik family stemming WAY back to the village in Hungary.

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  4. Donald Klippert :

    Belated condolences to your family. Irene was a good friend to my mom, Phyllis Klippert, at Southwood and such a nice lady. Phyllis was quite saddened upon hearing of Irene’s passing. Sadly, Phyllis passed away after a brief illness on February 24th. May they both rest in peace.

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