GOODMAN, Irene Elsie (nee Abrahamson)

May 2, 1919 – October 16, 2012. Irene passed away calmly and quietly on October 16 at the age of 93 after almost a year of health problems which she faced with courage, fortitude and often, humour. She was born near Broadview, Saskatchewan. She is survived by her son Gordon, daughter Geraldine, and sister Eva, as well as many other relatives and close friends. Her devoted husband Allan passed away at the age of 58 at Christmas of 1975.

Irene was known for her energetic and hard-working nature. Her mission was to provide her family with a warm, clean, organized home and tasty meals which were always followed by dessert. Housekeeping, shopping and cooking were her passions. These were things that she continued to do until a short time ago. She was keen to find the best way to do anything, and a lover of appliances and gadgets. Above all, Irene wanted to be helpful to others.

During the last year, Irene was treated with kindness and compassion by many at ARHCC. Special thanks to Dr. Loewen for his dedicated support of Irene and his endeavours to optimize the physical resources she had. Also thanks to Roger Young NP, ACE nurses Bonnie, Lisa and Vera, student nurses Ryan and Samantha, who were all special to her.

To remember Irene, think of her when you watch the Saskatchewan Roughriders play, or the Blue Jays, or the curling Tournament of Hearts. In her memory, eat good meals (with salt) followed by something sweet. Also enjoy a bargain, and make sure you price check so you can enjoy it more. Be helpful. Irene was told that there will be a gathering on her birthday May 2, 2013 to celebrate her life, and that we will have cookies and cake and drink tea. Wherever you are on May 2, eat something sweet in her memory.

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