In Loving Memory of
Irene Power (nee Lemieux)
March 7, 1919 – October 3, 2021
The family announces with sorrow the death of Irene Power nee Lemieux on October 3rd, 2021, at the age of 102 at Extendicare Timmins. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Michael (1989). She will be deeply missed by her children, Pat (Sonja) Power, Rosanne (Robert Trottier) and Marilyn (Pierre de Laplante), her grandchildren Alana Peever, Kevin (Logan McMeekin) Peever, Ryan Power, Brady (Meghan Tomiuk) Power, Shana (Joey) Wakim and Stefan de Laplante (Sylvain Quirion) and Sylvain de Laplante. She was the cherished great-grandmother of Hudson and Nora Power, Hades and Jack Wakim, Jacob and Melanie Parent, Cooper, Avery, and Adele Peever.
Irene is also survived by her sisters Lorette Levia (Late Ed) of Brockville and Eliana Cox (Late Herman) of Timmins, Brother-in-law Robert Rousson of Timmins, and sister-in-law Marguerite Power of Renfrew. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents Hector and Agnes Lemieux, siblings and spouses Albert (Yvonne) Lemieux, Sister Rose Lemieux, Louise (Gaston) Lamarche, Robert (Valerie) Lemieux, Arthur (Rita) Lemieux, Helen Rousson, Marie (Fern) Lapalme. Irene was predeceased by the Power family Mary (John) McMahon, Alex (Claire) (Yvonne) Power, John (Teresa) Power, Joe (Naomi) Power, Sylvester (Catherine) Power, Aileen Power, Beatrice (Michael) Culhane, Teresa (Frank) Brewer, Irene (Anthony) Lajoie and Dan Power. As well as infant daughter Claire and son-in-law Warner Peever.
Irene was born in Timmins and lived in Iroquois Falls for sixty years before returning to live in Timmins. She spent many years teaching in both communities. She loved spending time with her family and was always ready to attend family functions, shop with her sisters and play cards especially bridge and making crafts. Irene was a great cook and made many delicious meals for family and friends when she was living on the farm.
Irene’s calm and positive demeanor provided support to all her family members. She had a strong faith, and this gives us comfort in knowing she will be welcomed into heaven by those she has missed and loved.
The family would like to thank the caring and compassionate staff on the Mattagami pod at Timmins Extendicare for their great care.
If desired, memorial donations would be greatly appreciated in favor of the South Centennial Manor Redevelopment Project (cheques payable to AGH Foundation) or to the Timmins & District Hospital Foundation.
Visitations will be held at Irvine & Irvine Funeral Home, 641 de Troyes Avenue, Iroquois Falls from 9 am to 10:30 am on Friday October 8th, 2021. The Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 am from Ste-Anne’s Roman Catholic Church in Iroquois Falls and the interment to follow in the Abitibi Cemetery beside her husband Michael.
*** Covid-19 Restrictions in place*****
Everyone attending visitations & funeral mass must wear a suitable mask at all times.
Visit will take place in rotation in order to respect public health instructions.
The maximum number of people allowed at the same time in the church is 68 people
Visitors must also clean their hands with hand sanitizer. All must follow proper health and safety advice,
including physical distancing of two meters for people who are not from the same household or their established social circle.**
Funeral arrangements in care of
Irvine & Irvine Funeral Home
Hôpital Timmins & District Hospital Foundation
700 Ross Ave E, Timmins, ON P4N 8P2, Timmins ON P4N 8P2