On Wednesday March 11, 2009, Irene Theresa Gardner (nee: Quelch) passed on with her loving family at her side.
She was predeceased by her husband, Dan Gardner; son, Joey Gardner; great granddaughter, Kaitlyn Gardner. She is survived by sons, Don (Sylvia), Wayne (Patti), Tony (Debbie); daughter, Dianne (Kevin); 8 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandson. Irene was born in London, England where she met Daniel Gardner who was a soldier in the Canadian Army. After moving to Canada and raising her family she earned her teaching degree and taught Kinder- garten. She enjoyed the fine arts and traveling the world. She spent most of her time on their hobby farm in Matsqui for 40 years.
Although she would describe her life as ordinary, we felt it was rich with happiness and full of love for her family and friends.
Prayers: March 16, 2009 at 7:00 pm at 10129 Fairview Drive, Chilliwack.
Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am, March 17, 2009 at Saint Michael and All Angels, 5781 Riverside Rd, Matsqui, B.C.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Irene’s memory to BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, 938 West 28th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4H4 or Fraser Valley Humane Society, 33103 North Railway Avenue, Mission, BC V2V 1E3 would be appreciated.
Woodlawn FUNERAL HOME