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RIEGER, Irene Evelyn (nee Gramlich)

March 31, 1934 – Kerrobert, Saskatchewan
September 12, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Irene Rieger, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend, of Calgary, AB, passed away on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at the age of 84 years.

Irene raised her family for many years in Kelowna and moved to Calgary in 1974.

Irene is survived by three daughters, Karen, Debbie, and Gail; son, Rick; eleven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She is also survived by numerous brothers, sisters, and loved ones.

Irene was predeceased by husband, Fred; daughter, Donna; and numerous brothers and sisters.

A Celebration of Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB), on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow at the funeral home. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Calgary & Area Chapter, 150, 110 Quarry Park Blvd. S.E., Calgary, AB T2C 3G3 Telephone: (403) 250-7090, www.mssociety.ca.

Thank you to Dr. Robert Cole and all of the wonderful staff at Southwood Hospice for all your support in caring for Mom.

In living memory of Irene Rieger, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, CALGARY, AB, T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Dennis Gramlich :

    Dear Karen, Debbie, Rick, Gail & families;
    We are so saddened for the passing of your mother, grandmother, & our Dear Aunt Irene. All Our Love & deepest sympathy goes out to everyone!
    Cathy & Dennis

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  2. Shirley Tanemura :

    Dear Karen, Debbie, Gail & Rick and families,
    I’m so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I have many wonderful memories of your Mom when we were neighbours in Kelowna and again visiting in Calgary, Kimberley and Strathmore. May the cherished memories sustain you during this difficult time. She is free of pain and reunited with your Dad. I will always remember her smile and how happy she was when I visited in 2015.
    I’m sorry I will not be able to attend her Celebration of Life on Thursday, but will be thinking of you all. Please take care. With much love and hugs, Shirley Tanemura & family, Kelowna.

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  3. Ann-Marie Reimer {Heemskerk} :

    Dear Karen, Ricky, Debbie and Gail and families
    I have so many memories of your dear Mom. Special ones include catering, hanging out your house on Black Rd, visiting in Calgary, her home made bread and chocolate chippet squares with walnuts on top, laughing so hard with her, being such a great friend to my mom, being involved in a car accident on Bulman Rd {not funny…but it really was} and especially our recent visit with Karen to her “care home” in Calgary last June. It was just like old times and I cherish that. Deepest Condolences to you all and thinking and praying for you all during this difficult time. Wish I could be there. Love and Hugs

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  4. Arnie Schneider :

    Dear Karen, Debbie, Gail and Rick
    So sorry to hear that one of my favorite aunts has passed away. There are so many memories of your mom and dad that will always be remembered with fondness. Our condolences and prayers. Arnie and Anne Schneider.

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  5. Arnie Schneider :

    Dear Karen, Debbie, Gail and Rick:
    So sorry to hear that one of our favorite aunts has passed away. I have many memories of both your mom and dad over several decades that will always be remembered with fondness. Our condolences and prayers. Arnie and Anne Schneider.

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  6. Glen and Rena Gramlich :

    Our sympathy’s to Karen, Debbie, Gail, Rick and all the family. So sorry to hear of Aunt Irene’s passing. Sorry we are unable to attend the funeral. Our prayers are with you.
    Glen and Rena Gramlich

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  7. Barbara Hoffman :

    To the family of Irene.
    We wish to send your our most sincere condolences on the recent passing of your loved one Irene.
    May you take comfort in the many beautiful memories you have of her and of the people who cared for her very much.
    She has not gone, she has just gone ahead.
    Sincerely, Barbara Hoffman and family – Kelowna BC

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  8. Dear Karen, Debbie, Gail and Rick,

    Very fond memories of Irene from days gone by, our condolences, thoughts and prayers as we bid farewell to your mom.
    Love you all!
    Dave & Marti Gramlich

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