Irene Grace Selk (nee Weiler) February 5, 1929 - April 13, 2021 Our Mom, Irene went peacefully home to be with the Lord, after a short illness at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon on April 13, 2021. Mom was born in Lampman Union Hospital on February 5, 1929. Growing up their family moved around a lot because her father, Jake, was the Pool elevator operator. They lived in Cullen, Woodley, Claybank, Whittome, and Melfort areas. Irene met Lewis and they were married on February 24, 1951. They made their home around Benson where they farmed 4 quarters of land. They raised many animals like cattle, horses, pigs, ducks, geese, goats, chickens and even pheasants for the Sask. Wildlife Federation. Besides working on the farm, Irene also worked at the Derrick Hotel in Estevan. She was a busy mom raising 6 kids, but always found the time to bake, can, garden, sew, do lots of crafts and all kinds of needlework. She also loved spending time doing Fretwork and painting. She was blessed with so many talents. She also taught herself how to play guitar and accordion which she spent lots of time doing and listening to the music of Frank Yankovic. Later in life they sold the farm and moved to Estevan and eventually a move to Saskatoon. It was here she became an active member of Faith Lutheran Church where she sang in the choir and volunteered with ladies in the kitchen and on some committees. She had many friends she served the Lord with there. She was predeceased by her husband Lewis, son Murray, Daughters-in-law Judy and Donna; parents Freda (nee Johnson) and Jacob Weiler, brother Harold and sisters-in-law, Faye and Iona. She leaves to mourn her children; Doug, Gilbert, Marc (Terry), Dennis (Joan) and Heather (Trent). She will be missed by her two brothers Mervyn (Mary) and Lanny (Jan). Irene had 19 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. A Celebration of her life will take place at Cromer Woodley Cemetery at a later date. The family would like to thank all her caregivers at the hospital. Thank-you also to Cherished Memories - Martensville for all the arrangements. In Lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation (Estevan Branch), Box 105 Estevan SK. S4A 2A2
Published in Estevan Mercury from May 5 to Jun. 4, 2021.