Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and sister, Iris W. Porter departed this life November 7, 2005.
Iris was born on February 3, 1923 in Gull Lake, SK. Celebrating and cherishing her memory are her husband of sixty years J. Charles Porter; her daughter Jacquelyn (John Poetker); her son John (Barbara); her daughter Rebecca (Joseph Dillon); her daughter Deborah (Pat Cantner); grandchildren, Tim Poetker, David Poetker, (Angie Tetley), Ian Poetker, Andrew Poetker, Jenny Porter, Charlie Porter, Jeffrey Porter, Daniel Frank, and Nicholas Porter; sister Doreen (Alex) Wilson; brothers-in-law, George Cutting, James Porter (Jean), and Walter Comer; and their children. Iris was predeceased by her parents Ernest and Deborah Wright; her sisters, Edie Wright, Ida Cutting, and Grace Simpson; as well as her sister-in-law Carol Comer; and her brothers-in-law, Robert Gendron, and Doug Simpson.
Iris devoted her life to her husband, family, church, and community. Her belief in and support for her husband, children, and grandchildren was firm and demonstrated. Iris and Chuck gifted their children and grandchildren with a living example of a loving and committed marriage. Another of her many gifts to her family was her steadfast Christian faith which was at the core of her life. She especially enjoyed working with children and volunteered her teaching talents in the schools of her children, grandchildren, and others, as well as church school. Iris shared her gifts of leadership with the Canadian Girl Guides, Rotary Partners, and in various roles in her church, among others. She was one of the first women to be inducted as a Presbyterian Elder in Canada. The legacy Iris leaves to her husband, children, grandchildren, relatives and friends is one of love, abiding faith, and service. Her memory will be most honoured by following in her footsteps. We miss her very dearly.
Funeral Services will be held at Grace Presbyterian Church (1009 – 15th Avenue S.W.) on Friday, November 11, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Ken Borden, Presider. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: (403) 521-3433 www.cancerboard.ab.ca .
In living memory of Iris Porter, 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.Print This Obituary & Condolences