Born in Prince Rupert on October 12, 1931, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on November 14, 2012. She is survived by her loving husband Jim of 62 years; sons Colin (Terri), David (Susan), Bill (Shawna) and daughter Elaine; grandchildren Kyle, Devon, Aaron, Jaclyn, Jana; and sister Yvonne Bill. Predeceased by Irene’s parents Ole Kildal & Signe Berg; sisters Reidun Seymour & Susie Pilfold.
Irene began her working career at a young age with Spero’s Grocery & after her school years she joined the staff at Prince Rupert Fisherman’s Credit Union where she took great pride and dedication serving in excess of 40 years.
Irene & Jim built a new home at Lakelse Lake where they retired in later years. She enjoyed being associated with the Elks Lodge Order of the Royal Purple and became an Honorary Lady, and spent many years as a member of the Prince Rupert Curling and Golf clubs.
Irene was a strong supporter of the Canadian Cancer Society & other charities.
Dad and family would like to thank Dr. Dunfield, Dr. Fourie, Dr. Linton, Dr. Rice and the staff at Mills Memorial Hospital in Terrace for their caring & thoughtfulness shown to mom.
A Celebration of of Life will be held at the Crest Hotel in Prince Rupert on Sunday, December 9th at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society would be welcomed.