Irene Mary GARSIDE

Obituary
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GARSIDE, Irene Mary June 22, 1927 -April 10, 2014 Peacefully, on April 10 2014 Irene decided it was time to say "Adios". In 1996 Irene was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Colin Garside. Irene is survived by her seven children, Derek (Marilyn), Coleen (Ron), Linda (Rod), Lorna (Frank), Alan (Lorna), Audry and Dian (Vern). Irene also leaves two sisters, Dorothy and Yvonne. Irene was the matriarch of a large clan that included 29 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren. Mom was a happy, positive and generous lady who was lovingly called "Snowball" by her children and "GG" and "Grandma Strawberry" by her grandchildren. Mom worked for the Cowichan District Hospital for 25 years and in the past 18 years was an active member of the OAP. Irene enjoyed the Casino, bowling, Sudoku, knitting, crochet, the Senior Games (medal category) but most of all Irene enjoyed being a mother to her children. Mom was a fantastic parent. A more dedicated, loving and proud mother would be hard to find. The family would like to acknowledge and thank the extraordinary and compassionate nursing staff on 2nd East as well as Dr. Terlien. They all took care of our mom as though she was their own mother. Irene will be missed by all who had the pleasure and good fortune of knowing her. In lieu of flowers, for those who would like to make a donation in her memory, the family would appreciate support to the Salvation Army or the Cowichan District Hospital Foundation. A funeral service for Irene will be held at First Memorial, 375 Brae Rd at 1:00 pm on Saturday, April 19th, 2014. First Memorial Funeral Services (250)748-2134 Online Condolences may be made at; www.mem.com


Published in Victoria Times Colonist from Apr. 16 to Apr. 17, 2014
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