Irene Moore, 81, of Atikokan, Ont., formerly of Finland, Ont., passed away on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002 at the Atikokan General Hospital in Atikokan, Ont.
She was born on Jan. 22, 1921 in Ste. Rose, Man., to the late Jean Michael and Catherine Mignon.
Irene grew up in the Ste. Rose area where at age 14 she went to work at the TB Sanitarium in Ninnette.
She later met and was united in marriage to Reginald Moore on Oct. 2, 1943. They moved in 1946 to the Finland area to farm, trap fur, cut pulpwood and raise a family.
Her knitted socks kept many family and friends’ feet warm through the years. Many quilt tops were sewn for Canadian World Relief by Irene.
Irene enjoyed gardening and sharing her garden with friends, as well as helping anybody who needed a hand. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren meant the world to her.
She was predeceased by her husband, Reginald Moore, on March 24, 1975; and by one brother, Rene Mignon.
Irene is survived by her son, Charles Moore, and wife, Sharon, of Ignace, Ont.; one daughter, Sarah and husband, Frances Haw, of Atikokan, Ont.; eight grandchildren, Carey Haw and wife, Cheryl, Michele Haw, Crystal and husband, Troy Golding, Trevor Haw and Jennifer Hein, Sheldon Haw, and wife, Missi, Twila Moore, Melissa Moore and Charles Moore Jr.; six great-grandchildren, Cody, Kelsey, Meghan, Jeremy, Madison and Brandon; and by numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, Aug. 9, 2002 at 10:30 a.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances, Ont. Father Rey Ronquillo will officiate with interment in Chapple Cemetery in Barwick, Ont.
Friends may visit Thursday evening from 7-9 p.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances, Ont.
Pallbearers will be Glenn Loveday, Keith Loveday, Trevor Haw, Sheldon Haw, Charles Moore Jr. and Troy Golding.
Should family and friends so desire, in memoriam donations may be made to the Kenora-Rainy River Lung Association, Box 67, Kenora, Ont., P9N 3X4, The Emo Hospital, 260 Front St. Emo, Ont., P0W 1E0, or the Atikokan General Hospital, 120 Dorothy St., Atikokan, Ont., P0T 1C0.