ROPANEN, Irene Eleanor (nee Smith)
Born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. January 23, 1921. Passed away peacefully at Huron Lodge, Windsor on Monday, February 25, 2013. Beloved wife of Armas John Ropanen since July 11, 1953 and the late Arnold Thomas O'Callaghan (1949). Loving mother of Richard O'Callaghan and his wife Judy of West Vancouver, B.C., the late Arlene MacGregor and her late husband Ernie, Linda of Windsor, Tim Hillman and his wife Netta and their daughter Lily of Toronto and Todd Hillman of Toronto. Dear sister of the late Elve Tammi and her husband Lori, the late Wilfred Smith, and the late Wesley Smith. Irene will be also missed by many nieces and nephews. Special thanks to the Staff at Huron Lodge and especially Dr. Greenaway for the excellent care they provided for the 6 years Irene spent with them. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service for Irene will be held at a later date. Please join us in remembering Irene by visiting her memorial at


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Anderson Funeral Home & Cremation Centre
895 Ouellette Ave Windsor, ON N9A4J5
(519) 254-3223

Published in The Windsor Star on Feb. 27, 2013