Irena Kirek

May 2, 1947November 24, 2012
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KIREK – Irena May 2, 1947 – November 24, 2012

It is with great sorrow that we announce Irena’s passing at the age of 65 years after a hard fought battle with cancer. She leaves behind to mourn her loss her son Brendan Meek, her sister Jane Lang, her nephew Shawn Kirek and partner Karen and his children Cory, Courtney and Coby, her half nieces and nephew Maryanna, Inna and Yura Tyshkivska, and her beloved dog Sandy. She will also be missed by many of her friends and co-workers at the University of Calgary. Irena was predeceased by her parents Anna and John Kirek. The family wishes to thank Drs. Ghatage, Fane and Voroney at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre and the staff at Sarcee Hospice for their outstanding patient care and compassion during Irena’s stay. A Celebration of Irena’s Life will be held at FOSTER’S GARDEN CHAPEL, 3220 – 4 Street N.W., Calgary (across from Queen’s Park Cemetery) on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via the website

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  • Celebration of Life Service Wednesday, November 28, 2012

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November 11, 2013

I had the privilege of knowing her years ago and being a part of the family for a few years. She was an amazing lady! My condolences go out to the family.

Dr Jean Watters

February 20, 2013

I was so sorry to hear about the passing of Irena a very special woman who played such an important role in the lives of many.
We will miss you so much

sergio serralde

December 17, 2012

Tuve la fortuna de conocer a esta gran Mujer y Madre que solo se adelanto a donde algun dia la veremos de nuevo frente a la luz de DIOS descanse en paz. gracias Señora.

Jennifer McTighe

December 16, 2012

My sincere condolences to Irena's family. Have just returned to Calgary from outside the country to such sad news. Irena was a lovely and thoughtful person. May the peace that comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now and in the days ahead.

Roslyne Buchanan

December 9, 2012

To my dear friend Irena's family, our deepest condolences. We just arrived home yesterday from our trip to Cuba to hear this sad news. May she rest well and the warm memories of her kindness bring you strength. All of our love, Roslyne and Mark

Julie Nagy Kovacs

November 28, 2012

So very sorry to hear of Irena's passing. I worked with Irena at Continuing Education. She was a lovely lady and she will be missed. My thoughts are with your family at this time.

Danielle Witton (nee Ducharme)

November 28, 2012

Thinking of you at this very difficult thoughts and prayers are with you. Brendan, if I can help just by listening or being there, please let me know.

November 28, 2012

I worked with Irena for a number of years at the University and am very sad to hear of her passing. My sincere condolences to her family at this difficult time.
Donna Morrow (nee Thomas)

November 28, 2012

We will always remember the Word's, the Love, and the Kindness....thank you for being YOU!!! Love you forever!!! Shawn and Karen

November 27, 2012

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. - Roman & Eraine Wegiel