Irene Norrish of Abbotsford passed away suddenly April 14, 2003 at the age of 79 years. Irene was predeceased by her mother and father Jean and Albert (Ernie) Norrish, as well as her brother Aubrey Norrish, sister, Jean Brisbin and good friend Margaret Hudson. Irene is survived by her sister, Ruth Ballam; and brothers Wesley, Ralph, Hal and Bert Norrish; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Born in Hawarden, Saskatchewan she was the 5th of 8 children. The family moved to Chilliwack, B.C. in 1934, where Irene graduated from high school in 1940. After graduation Irene worked at the Bank of Montreal while working to attain, from Pitman Business College, a Certiciate for Bookkeeping.
Irene worked for the Norrish Brothers, Fraser Valley Frosted Foods. Then moved to Abbotsford and continued to work as an accountant in various locations till her last day April 14, 2003.
Irene enjoyed curling, Pomeranian dogs, Vegas, Purdy chocolates and family. To her family Irene did it all; she was organized and on top of all special family events. Irene will be greatly missed, and our hearts forever changed for knowing and loving her.