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KIRBY – Jean Rose “Irene”

April 26, 1926 – April 5, 2011

Irene Kirby of Airdrie, AB passed away on Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at the age of 84 years.

Irene was born on April 26, 1926 at home and grew up in Sharp Hills east of Balzac.

Irene is survived by her sister Kathleen Northcott; her brother Jim Kirby; sister-in-law Ellen Kirby, as well as nine nieces and nephews, Barbara Kennedy, David Kirby, Doug Kirby, Janet Wheeler, Lois Harnack, Brian Kirby, Irene Wilson, Carol Bourdeau, Lynn Brinkman and their families. She was predeceased by her parents John and Jean Kirby; brother Harry; nephew Bob Northcott; niece Cheryl Northcott; two sisters-in-law, Margaret Kirby and Jennie Kirby; and brother-in-law Ralph Northcott.

“Goodnight Irene, we will miss your smile”.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Airdrie Funeral Home (300 Towerlane Drive, Airdrie, Alberta) on Monday, April 11, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at Airdrie United Church (212 – 1st Avenue N.E. Airdrie, AB) on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. Graveside Services to follow at Airdrie Cemetery. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Diabetes Association, #204, 2323 – 32nd Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 6Z3 Telephone: (403) 266-0620, ext. 112, or to the charity of your choice.

In living memory of Irene Kirby, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Airdrie Funeral Home, 300 TOWERLANE DRIVE, AIRDRIE. Telephone: (403) 948-1100.

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  1. Janet & Alastair Smart :

    To the entire Kirby family, my thoughts and prayers go out to all of you, Love Janet.

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  2. Beverly McFarlane(Algeo) :

    Sorry for your loss, I always liked your Aunt Irene, she was always nice to me.

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  3. Raymond & Marilyn Shaurette :

    Sincere sympathy to all the family.

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