Passed away peacefully on March 7, 2017 at the Toronto Western Hospital at the age of 90. Predeceased by her husband Daniel (2000), son Mark (1988) and daughter Deborah (2008). She is survived by her sons Rev. Peter Pakrul of Mississauga, and Philip Pakrul of Toronto. Irene is also lovingly remembered by granddaughters Lisa (T.J. Poehlman) and Rebecca (Paul Verlinden), great-granddaughter Katelyn, her brother Gordon (Lois) Bergen and many nieces, nephews and dear friends in Port Colborne, Kitchener and the GTA. Many thanks to the caring staff at the Kensington Gardens Nursing Home, and the doctors and nursing staff at Toronto Western Hospital.
Arrangements entrusted to the ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 179 Clarence Street, Port Colborne. The Funeral Service will be at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 200 Erie Street, Port Colborne on Saturday March 11, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, Bethel. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, LWML Canada or Lutheran Bible Translators.