Irene Irvine RN (nee Sedlacek)
Passed away Friday, April 9, 2021 at Matthews House Hospice at the age of 83. Predeceased by her parents Stephen and Ida Sedlacek. She is survived by her Husband of 63 years, Donald, her sister Mary Bruno, Son Steve, Daughters Kim (Randy Holden), Karen (Jeff Druif) and Sandy (Andrew Callin), 6 Grandchildren and 10 Great Grandchildren- Lindsey (David Larson & children Tyler, Bruce and Kurt), Tom Holden (Veronica &children Lilyana, Sawyer and Eli), Jeff (Chanel & daughter Cami), Scott, Kevin (Ashley & son Oliver), Callin, Samantha Irvine (Michael & daughters Khloe and Kira)
Irene started Nursing School at Brantford General Hospital and finished the final year at Edith Cavell, Belleville General Hospital with extremely high marks… all the while she was raising 4 children. She worked in the O.R & Mental Health Unit in Belleville and then moved to Bramalea and joined the Peel VON as a Visiting Nurse for 23 years delivering loving care to her patients. She was very proud of getting her education and having a fulfilling career-being a strong woman. Rene knew how to score ball games, count shots on goal in hockey and put up with a grateful husband. She excelled at golf, badminton, table hockey and cards. She loved music (learned 3 chords on a guitar) and concerts, nature, loved to laugh, celebrate and have a good time. She also loved some alone time (solitaire, crosswords, mah jongg, sudoko). But, most of all, she loved her family… her husband, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were everything to her.
Rene’s family would like to thank the PSW’s that visited, Mac from Daisy-a-Day Barrie and all the staff at Matthews House Hospice. Last but not least thank you to Dr. Isabella Kogan and Dr. Nancy Byles. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Matthews House Hospice in Alliston.
A Celebration of Life will hopefully be held in late summer. Please visit druryfuneralcentre.com for details as they become available.