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December 8, 1916 – London, England
November 23, 2017 – Airdrie, Alberta

Irene Laing, our dear mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away on Thursday, November 23, 2017 at the age of 100 years.

Born December 8th, 1916, in Kentish Town, London, England, during the First World War she immigrated to Calgary in 1924 with her widowed mother and three sisters. Eventually, she met dad and they enjoyed many happy years together.

Mom was faithful in all she did in her quiet ways. She was a woman of a deep faith whose message, in one way or another to all she knew was simple, follow Jesus. She lived in anticipation of the day she would come face to face with the Savior who loved her best. For mom, that day has come.

Irene was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Reverend Bill Laing. Mom is survived by her eight children, Marjorie (Bev) Foster, Roland (Pamela) Laing, Barbara (Mark) Brosseau, Murray (Leslie) Laing, Sheila (Dave) Hunt, Roger (Carol) Laing, Brenda (Ivan) Ortlieb, Barry (Laurie) Laing; 18 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Our entire family acknowledges with gratitude our loving, generous and godly heritage.

A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB) on Friday, December 22, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow at the Funeral Home. If desired, memorial tributes may be made to Global Outreach Mission, PO Box 1210, St. Catharine’s, Ontario, L2R 7A7 Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Irene Laing, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. Heather Hovey :

    Your mother was one of the sweetest souls I knew she prayed so many prayers for me over the yearsShe also was a great friend to my Mother Eleanor Reeve . However it is sad for her family but I know how much she loved the Lord Jesus so I know she is with Him and that her faith has now been realized.

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  2. Sylvia Constable :

    To Marge and all the siblings-your mom lived what she believed-she lived life with what she had-especially her home remedies!
    Matthew 25:23
    Sylvia Constable December 4 2017

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  3. Marion Miller :

    As everyone else will testify, Irene was a wonderful person. I enjoyed times of praying with her and she prayed for us as we served in Colombia with Wycliffe. I loved her and appreciated her very much/

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  4. LaVerne Erickson :

    Sincerest condolences are sent to each of you, the recipients of God’s love embodied in Irene.

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