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MILLER, Irene (nee Folk)

April 28, 1933 – February 14, 2013

Irene Miller, beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at the age of 79 years.

Irene spent time as a member of the Calgary Kinette Club and was involved in numerous charitable endeavors. A talented seamstress and avid quilter, she was a founding member of the Quilters Group in the Carriage Manor Park in Mesa, Arizona, where she wintered for the past twenty-five years. She generously devoted time, enthusiastically helping those who shared a passion for craftwork and her beautiful, multi-colored creations conveyed immense joy. Always the gracious hostess, she will be deeply missed by the relatives and friends who invariably found themselves welcomed in her company.

Irene is survived by her two children and their spouses, Melanie Miller and Cory Krauss and Alan and Vanessa Miller; her brothers and their spouses, Gary and Myrna Folk and Joe and Irene Folk, both of Regina, Saskatchewan; as well as many nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her husband Ed Miller and son Craig. The family wishes to express sincere appreciation and gratefully acknowledge the extraordinary, thoughtful support of Marilyn and Jim Dixon, and the numerous doctors, nurses and staff at the Carewest Sarcee Hospice.

Family and friends are invited to an open house in remembrance of Irene’s life and to offer condolences on Saturday, February 23, 2013 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at 107 Shawnee Manor S.W. Calgary, AB. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to Dreams Take Flight, www.dreamstakeflight.org.

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

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  1. Dear family:
    So sorry to hear of your loss. I send my sincere sympathy & condolences. Irene was a joy to be around & I was so looking forward to visiting her in the future when I would be able to travel to Calgary in the summer. Years & years ago we had great times together.
    Carol Stein

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  2. Gary and Myrna Folk :

    It is with great saddness that we extend our condolences to Melanie, Cory, Alan and Vanessa. We will miss our visits with Irene in Regina, at our cottage and in Calgary. Also, our regular telephone conversations, even when she was in Arizona. She was very hospitable and insisted we stop to see her whenever we passed through Calgary. We have many good memories.

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  3. Melanie Froment :

    Aaron and I wanted to extend our most sincere condolences to you, Cory and your family. Thinking of you during this difficult time. May God be with you all and help heal your hearts.

    Melanie and Aaron Beyer

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  4. Deb, Wilf and Hayley Edgar :

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to Melanie and Cory and Alan and Vanessa as they deal with this sudden loss of their dear mom. I met Irene when I was in my twenties and I had kept up with her life through my friendship with Melanie. I am so sorry for their loss. Mothers can never be replaced. I hope their faith will see them through this difficult time.

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  5. Dear Alan & Melanie,
    I just wanted to pass along my sincere condolences on the passing of your Mom. I have such great memories of dinners and camping with your family as a child.
    I’m sorry for your loss.
    Sincerely,
    Erin Dolan

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  6. Melanie I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. My thoughts are with you. Jan

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  7. Brian and Carol Weller :

    Just wanted to say Irene was our neighbour, and also being from Calgary, we shared many conversations when we met. We enjoyed her so much, and she always was so friendly & positive about the Park. We send our sympathy in the loss of your Mom.

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  8. Florence Ludeman :

    I was so sorry to hear of Irene’s death. She was a good neighbor and friend of mine in Carriage Manor. I didn’t get down there this fall, due to a broken hip. My sympathy to all your family. Florence

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