Irene Korns of Calgary passed away peacefully on Monday, March 6, 2006 at the age of 86 years.
Irene was born in Riga, Latvia and attended the University of Latvia. She immigrated to Canada in 1950 to join her husband Edwin who had come out earlier to make a home for them. Irene was accompanied by her two young children Klaus and Gunta Anna. Her youngest daughter Ruth was born in Canada in the home Edwin built for the family. Irene went to work at Eaton’s department store, first in maintenance and later, after obtaining many educational credits, in the order processing department. She enjoyed working for more than twenty-five years at Eaton’s.
Irene is survived by a son and daughter-in-law Klaus and Dilene Korns; two daughters and sons-in-law Gunta Anna and Mike Witwicki and Ruth and Steven Helton; grandchildren Leanna and Andrew Arida and Kristen Korns; great-grandson Jude Arida; a cousin Sigried Ratchko in Germany; and many extended family in Latvia and Russia.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.) Saturday, March 18, 2006 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Congregation of Calgary, c/o Vilis Korns at 515 – 36 Street S.W., Calgary, AB T3C 1P8 Telephone: (403) 249-4264.
In living memory of Irene Korns, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W., CALGARY. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences