Irene Welder (nee Knorr)

Irene Welder (nee Knorr)

Welder: Irene (nee Knorr). It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beautiful, loving mother. Mom passed away at her home surrounded by her loving children April 2, 2011 at the age of 78 years. Mom was sadly pre-deceased by her beloved husband Jacob (Jack) of over fifty years and also her brother Henry (Hank) and sister Lavina (Lee). Irene is survived by her children Deborah/Deb (Calgary), Colleen Green, Cheri/Cheryl (Doug) Janzen, Daryl (Cynthia), and Dean (Andrea). Mom also leaves behind her seven grandchildren Ashley (Edmonton), Robyn (Vancouver), Amber, Karlee, Kamea, Reanna, and Ava to cherish her memory. Irene is also survived by her three brothers Lawrence (Lil), Anton (Frances) and Eugene (Stella). She was our best friend, mother, and a source of unconditional love, kindness, and strength. Everyone who knew mom loved her zest for life, and ever positive attitude. Mom’s house was a source of love, generosity, warmth, and happiness. We LOVE you Mom/Gran There is not a word in the dictionary to describe you mom. We will miss your hugs, kisses, and tender words of love. ‘Until we meet again’. Our family` would like to express our sincere thanks to Dr. Ellard,Dr. DeVilliers, Dr. Prestage and the Kelowna General Hospital hospitalists, and nurses for their special care of our mom. Prayers will be recited for Irene on Friday April 8, 2011 at 4:00 pm at St. Charles Garnier Catholic Church, 3645 Benvoulin Road. A Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate mom’s life will be held Saturday April 9,2011 at 10:30 am at St. Charles Garnier Catholic Church, 3645 Benvoulin Road 250-860-6779. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mem.com Those who wish to do so may make a donation in Irene’s memory to the Southern Interior Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted with First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna. 250-762-2299


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