Irene passed away peacefully at home on March 15, 2006 at the age of 76 years. She had been surrounded by her family and friends in her final days. She will be lovingly remembered and missed by her husband of 55 years, Alan; her daughter, Maureen; her grandson, Rowan Presley, as well as Dale Presly and many friends in Sidney, Qualicum Beach and the Comox Valley. Irene was born on August 6, 1929 in Gateshead, England and she and her husband moved to Vancouver Island in 1974. They first lived in Sidney and then moved to Comox. The family would like to extend a thank you to those who made Irene’s final weeks as comfortable as they could be: Dr. Manville, Dr. Austin and the staff at Comox Medical Clinic, the doctors and staff at St. Joe’s ER, the Comox Valley Home care nurses and Home helps as well Tim Cowan and the staff at the Medicine Shoppe. At Irene’s request, no service will be held. In lieu of flowers and cards, a donation in Irene’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Comox Valley Chapter, 102, 1509 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay, BC V9N 2K6. YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM, 338-2922 in care of arrangements.