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February 9, 1924 - February 1, 2013
Suddenly, but peacefully in her 89th year at the Renfrew Victoria Hospital (resident of Groves Park Lodge, Renfrew and former resident of Island View Suites, Arnprior). Beloved wife and best friend (over 70 years) of Tom Evans (August 9, 2010). Dearly loved mother of David Evans of Abbotsford B.C. and Lesley Lapierre (Leo) of Arnprior. Much loved grandmother of Blain (Tracey) Lapierre and great-grandmother of Taylor and Mackenzie Lapierre of Frankford Ontario. Survived by brothers Leslie Wilkinson (Mary), and Clad Wilkinson (Mavis), and sister Noreen (Stan) all of England. Also survived by sisters-in-law, Sylvia (late Bill) in England, Elizabeth (late Eddie, late Robert) and Rosemarie (late Viv) of Maple Ridge, B.C. Predeceased by 3 sisters Sheila, Evelyn and Freda in England. Also survived by many nieces and nephews in Canada, USA, England and Australia. Irene served in WWII as a Physical Training Instructress in ATS and also as an active enemy aircraft spotter. She was an active life member of the Canadian Legion during the time she lived in Abbotsford, B.C. serving as the first woman president of Branch 15. Resting at
The Boyce Funeral Home
Chapel, Visitation and Reception Centre
138 Daniel Street N. Arnprior
where friends may pay their respects on Tuesday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and after 10:00 a.m. Wednesday. Funeral service will be held in The Boyce Chapel Wednesday February 6, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev Katherine Otley officiating. Interment Arnprior Malloch Road Cemetery. Luncheon will follow in The Boyce Reception Centre.
In memoriams to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 174 or the Alzheimer's Society
would be appreciated by her family.
Royal Canadian Legion Arnprior Branch #174 to gather for service Tuesday evening at
6:45 p.m. Condolences / Donations at www.boycefuneralhome.ca
Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Feb. 4, 2013