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MIN YVONNE IRLAM (MINNIE) (nee VOGAN) Very peacefully at Teddington Park Residence in Toronto, January 19, 2013. Wife to beloved late husband Royal William Irlam and darling mother to daughter Hilary Kelley. As a young girl Minnie danced ballet for the Queen Mother during one of her visits to Canada. After studying art and design in Toronto, her professional career led her to work in the graphic design field. Leading a small team, she designed and illustrated magazine and newspaper advertising, winning design awards for some of her posters. In retirement, after marriage and the birth of her daughter, she continued to paint for pleasure eventually becoming an art teacher. Min spent many of her best summers on Sturgeon Lake in a cottage she had designed and constructed with her father, brother, friends and family. Along with her brother James Vogan of British Columbia, nephews Jeffrey and Denis and their families, Minnie is survived by daughter Hilary, Stephen Lorne and Becky Sussman and her many cherished friends, always considered as family. Minnie shared her creative gift with all and her joyful spirit will continue to live through her art. A memorial service will be scheduled later in the year. Online condolences may be made through www.turnerporter.ca

Published in the Toronto Star on Jan. 22, 2013