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BARKNOWITZ, Irene Johanna
nee: Adler
December 1921 - February 2013
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved mother and friend Irene, predeceased by her husband Hellmut in October 2012, she leaves behind her son Thomas, and daughter-in-law Charlotte, family and friends in Germany and Pennsylvania.
Born in Breslau, Germany, as a young woman she migrated to Berlin and later immigrated to Canada in 1956, where she met and later married her husband Hellmut. For many years Irene worked as a seamstress and later as a sales clerk at her neighborhood bakery. She loved to travel and would spend as many winters as possible in Hawaii. An avid reader and collector of literature, she also loved Opera and the Ballet. She loved her animals and her home was never without at least one.
The family wishes to thank the care teams at Citadel Care Centre for their dedication and hard work in caring for Irene over the past few years.
At her request no service will take place, a private gathering of friends and family celebrating her life will be announced at a later date.


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Published in The Edmonton Journal from Feb. 25 to Feb. 26, 2013
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