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May 2, 1947 - November 24, 2012
It is with great sorrow that we announce Irena's passing at the age of 65 years after a hard fought battle with cancer. She leaves behind to mourn her loss her son Brendan Meek, her sister Jane Lang, her nephew Shawn Kirek and partner Karen and his children Cory, Courtney and Coby, her half nieces and nephew Maryanna, Inna and Yura Tyshkivska, and her beloved dog Sandy. She will also be missed by many of her friends and co-workers at the University of Calgary. Irena was predeceased by her parents Anna and John Kirek. The family wishes to thank Drs. Ghatage, Fane and Voroney at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre and the staff at Sarcee Hospice for their outstanding patient care and compassion during Irena's stay. A Celebration of Irena's Life will be held at FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL, 3220 - 4 Street N.W., Calgary (across from Queen's Park Cemetery) on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via the website www.fostersgardenchapel.ca. FOSTER'S GARDEN CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM. Telephone: 403-297-0888. Honoured Provider of Dignity Memorial.
Published in The Calgary Herald from Nov. 26 to Nov. 27, 2012