January 17, 1920 – February 1, 2014
Irene Kelly passed away peacefully at the Mayfair Care Centre, Calgary on Saturday, February 1, 2014. It’s hard to sum up a life of 94 years.
Irene was born in Unity, Sask. and taught school when she met and married Vearl, in 1940. They lived and spent many special years in a number of Saskatchewan towns, before moving to Calgary in 1956. Vearl and Irene celebrated their marriage of 52 years, until he died in 1992. Irene cared for many; taking her mother, and then later, her sister, Madeleine Harrington, into her home.
She is survived by her four daughters: Vicky Williams (Paul), Judy Kelly (Trevor Stickler) Pat Warners (Louis) and Marilyn Kelly-McArthur; and by her six grandchildren Danielle Williams (Claude Riendeau) Kevin Williams, Jessica Stickler, Ryan Stickler, Aaron Warners and Jason Warners (Korrina Marks). She was also blessed to have four great-grandchildren: Jordan Laroche Miller, Deon, Alexis, and Isabella Williams. Also surviving her, is sister, Verda Houser and her children: Ed, Ron, Ray and Jo Ann, (and their families) who held a special spot in Irene’s heart.
The family would like to thank the staff of Mayfair Care Centre, Dr. G Hunter, and in particular her companions, Cathy Bosiak, Cathy Liddle and Debbie Heikkila, and special friend Janice Zingel. We were very lucky to have such a special lady for our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She lived and taught us all by example; she taught us well.
A Celebration of Irene’s life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Friday, March 7, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Irene Kelly, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Provincial Park, Cochrane 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