Thorpe Brothers Funeral Home & Chapel

96 West Street, Brantford, ON


Irena Chmielewski

April 25, 1936July 11, 2020

It is with heavy hearts the family announces the sudden passing of Irena at John Noble Home on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at the age of 84. Beloved wife of the late John Chmielewski (2004). Loving mother of Bozena, Leszek (Marjory), Maria (Marcello), and Anna; cherished Babcia to Johnny, Adam, Alex, Alexis (Justin), Sophia, and James. Family will receive friends at Thorpe Brothers Funeral Home & Chapel (96 West St.) on Wednesday, July 15 from 6-9 p.m. with Rosary at 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial from St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church (235 Brant Ave.) on Thursday July 16 at 10 a.m. followed by interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Paris. Donations in memory of Irena may be made to the John Noble Home (long term care) or Parkinson Canada.


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 15, 2020

  • Rosary

    Wednesday, July 15, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Thursday, July 16, 2020


Irena Chmielewski

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Betty Lou Peck

July 13, 2020


My deepest sympathy to you and your family on your Mom's passing. May it bring comfort to know she is at peace and reunited with your Dad. They are smiling from heaven knowing what a wonderful and caring family they raised. You can see by the many gestures and heart felt stories you shared with your train friends. God Bless.

Betty Lou

Karen Kemp

July 12, 2020

Bozena, the many stories you shared of your beloved mother revealed a woman of courage and strength. Those same qualities live on in you and your family now. Sincerely, Karen