Irene Marie Boechler

October 9th, 2012

Irene Marie Boechler was born in Bataush, Saskatchewan and passed away on October 9, 2012 in Grand Forks, British Columbia.  A Mom who always put her family first, Irene’s loving, loyal spirit was evident to all who knew her.  Irene and Ted married on August 3, 1946 and subsequently moved to Trail in 1947 where she raised her beloved four sons.  She worked hard all her life, loved to dance, and lit up the hearts of her 14 grandchildren.

Irene is survived by her four sons Randy, Lynn, Barry and Kevin, and is predeceased by her husband Ted (Feb 2011).  She is also survived by her brothers Garnet, Max, Carl and Russell, her sister Jean, and 14 grandchildren.

A viewing will be held at Carberry’s Chapel, 1298 Pine Avenue, Trail, BC on Friday, October 19, 2012 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 315 Railway Lane, Trail, BC on Saturday, October 20 at 11 a.m., Father Jim McHugh, Celebrant. Jordan Wren of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.

The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at the Christina Lake Manor wing of Hardy View Lodge.  The special care and treatment showed to our mother is deeply appreciated.  As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Hardy View Lodge at 7649 22nd Street, Grand Forks, BC V0H 1H0.

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Lynn - sorry to hear your mother passed away. My condolences to you and your family.

I am so sorry to hear that you have lost your Mom. She was so kind and so nice. I will always remember her beautiful smile and her gentle ways. She was truly a blessing!

So sorry to hear of Irene's passing. She was a beautiful lady inside and out. I can still remember going to the Glenmerry Market with my pennies for black jaw breakers and her counting them out, that was like 40 yrs ago! A very patient, kind and gentle lady. I'm sure you will hold some wonderful memories close to your hearts.

So sorry to hear about (Grandma) Irene. I am so sorry that I was unable to make it back for the funeral. I was sad to hear that she had passed. She was such a wonderful lady. I remember going over to their house after school and before I was even in school. I would watch Price is Right with (Grandpa) Ted and she would always bring me weiners, cheese and white bread. I looked forward to that everytime I went over. She will be missed. Love, Megan

We were so very saddened to read of Irene's passing, but know that she is re-united with Ted. I am sure you boys (and grandchildren) have many, many memories to bring smiles to your faces. I know we certainly do. She was a wonderful lady and played a great part in the life's of our kids, especially Megan, during their young year. I remember the fun we had working together at the Glenmerry Market. May your memories give you much comfort at this time....Love, Jim, Donna, Megan & Devon Halpin

I am sending my thoughts and prayers in the loss of Irene. She was a wonderful lady and I always enjoyed my visits with her and Ted at Columbia View Lodge. I wasn't aware that she had moved to Grand Forks. May God give you comfort and peace in the days ahead.

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