COOK, Irene Mary of Bowser, B. C. passed away peacefully in her home after a courageous battle with cancer.
Irene is survived by her loving husband Warren Cook of Bowser; daughters Chantal Kluftinger and husband Mike of Surrey, Renee Hegberg and husband Shawn of Abbotsford; one granddaughter Emily Rose. She will also be greatly missed by her step-children; Kathleen Beebe (Greg) of Black Creek, Christine MacKay (Brian) of North Vancouver, Steven Cook (Bev) of Campbell River, Bruce Cook (Jenine) of Qualicum Beach, 8 stepgrandchildren; her siblings: Bert, Leona, Gus, Roy, Don along with their spouses and families, and many close friends. Predeceased by Adam and Rose Pardiac and nephew Ronald, Irene had a great love for her beautiful garden, camping and working along side her husband.
A Funeral Service for Irene will be held on Thursday, August 22, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. from Piercy’s Funeral Chapel with Reverend Fred Massey officiating. Interment to follow in the Courtenay Civic Cemetery. Flowers gratefully declined, but donations may be made in memory of Irene to District 69 Hospice Society, 210 Crescent Road West, Qualicum, B.C. V9K 1J9.
Fill not your hearts with pain and sorrow
But remember me in every tomorrow.
Remember the joy, the laughter, the smile,
I’ve only gone to rest a while.
Although my leaving causes pain and grief.
My memory resides and gives relief.
So dry your eyes and remember me,
Not as now, but as I used to be.
I will remember you and reflect with a smile,
Understand I’ve gone only to rest a while.
As long as I have the love of each of you,
I will live forever in the hearts of each of you.