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Cruikshank’s Halifax Funeral Home

2666 Windsor Street, Halifax, NS

OBITUARY

Irene Mary Mombourquette

December 16, 1925August 21, 2020
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MOMBOURQUETTE, Irene Mary – Died on 21st August in Arborstone Enhanced Care at the age of 94. Born in Canso, Nova Scotia in 1925 she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Adeline (Fanning) Berrigan. She was predeceased by brothers Patrick, Jack, Dempsey, Herbert & Bernard Berrigan and sisters Pauline Lendrum (BC); Theresa Fitzpatrick, Evelyn Kavanaugh, Helen Mack, Frances Cuvelier and Ruth Gerrior (all of Halifax); daughter-in-law Lynn Keeping, husbands Russell Halliday and Raymond Mombourquette. Irene spent many years working for Sears until she “retired” to raise her family. She had many hobbies including lawn, alley and carpet bowling. She enjoyed playing cards, often with dad and friends/family/neighbours; she was often caught cheating but would always blame her poor vision! Following Ray’s retirement they took many cruises to the Caribbean and annual pilgrimages/bus tours to Ste. Anne de Beaupre. Ray & Irene loved nothing more than a gathering of friends, whether a foursome of the “guys” for bridge or hosting a large group of family and dear friends at the family home on Quinn street, with sing-a-longs, dad telling his corny jokes and mom’s famous meat pies baking. Irene was a member of Saint Agnes Parish. She was a founding member of the Daughters of Isabella (KofC council 1097) and volunteered for many years with Ray at Arborstone Enhanced Care. She was most proud of her children and her faith…..Irene never missed weekly mass; she and Ray spent every evening praying the Rosary together. She was a woman of absolute conviction, great faith and tremendous kindness. Sometimes mothers who give up careers to raise their children, make lunches every day for their husbands and children and willingly help at a moment’s notice to assist and care for their families and friends don’t make the same social impact as those who work outside the home, it is wrong to think that they contribute any less. Mom gave the greatest gift of all in applying her time, talents, good humour, love, energy and wisdom to raising her family, for which we thank her every day. In 2015 Irene was diagnosed with Dimentia and was placed in long term care at Arborstone Enhanced Care; the 3rd floor staff were family to all of us and treated mom, Ray, Dan & Bernadine with much love and compassion. Special thanks to Rose, Tammy, Carol Anne, Jeff, “Mel”, Jeffrey, Sue, Amanda, Trina, Ellen, Jill, Catherine, Edwina, Dustin, Adrienne, Amy, Dave, Ruel, Katie, Janice, “Darnelle”, Donna & Jessie. Survived by daughter Bernadine Halliday and son Daniel; granddaughters Mish Mannette and Tiffany (Sam Brison); sister Jean (Buddy Kelly); great-grandsons (Braedon & Jayce) and great-granddaughter (Nova); sisters-in-laws Marlene & Jean Mombourquette and Patsy Berrigan-Langille; brothers-in-law Ron Mombourquette (Patricia) and Bernie Wilson, many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at Cruikshanks Funeral Home, Tuesday, 25th August from 2 – 4 pm & 6 - 8 pm, mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday, 26th August at 2 pm at Saint Agnes Church, Mumford Rd, Halifax. Due to Covid restrictions please contact the church to Register (902-454-8200 or office@bellaliant.com); masks are mandatory at the visitation and funeral. In lieu of flowers donations should be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Saint Agnes Parish (6903 Mumford Rd – Hfx - B3L 0A4).

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, August 25, 2020

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, August 25, 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Memories

Irene Mary Mombourquette

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David and Deborah Ruggles

August 28, 2020

Such a kind and loving Mother and fondly remembered as a woman of great faith, hope and love. Her greeting smile at the back door on Quinn Street is something one never forgets. Our caring thoughts and prayers are with Bernadine and Dan and for her eternal rest with Jesus in Heaven.



Marilyn Harvey

August 28, 2020

My deepest condolences to Bernadine , family and loved ones of Irene. I was honoured to get to spend time with Irene this past year. I am disappointed that I did not continue that time together due to covic. Getting to know Irene I absurded that she was a strong gentle woman. I will miss Irene .

Steven & Natasha Spicer

August 27, 2020

We're very sorry for your loss. Our condolences to you and your family, Bernie.

Mary Bryant (nee Quinlan)

August 25, 2020

Berna and Dan, I was sorry to hear of Aunt Irene’s passing. I have lots of great memories of her, during my childhood, and then bringing my children back to Nova Scotia; always sure to pay her and uncle Ray, a visit.

Brian Duggan

August 25, 2020

A life lived to the fullest!

Barry Soper

August 25, 2020

Bernie, I am deeply saddened by your loss. You have my deepest sympathy.

Catherine Parent

August 25, 2020

Heartfelt condolences are extended to you, Bernadine and Dan, for the loss of your mother. Your love and dedication to your mother was clearly visible throughout the years. An honor and tribute to the woman holding the title of mother, within your lives. May your numerous memories bring you comfort and smiles during this challenging period of time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Stay safe and well.

Pauline Amirault

August 25, 2020

Bernadine, sending my condolences on the passing of your mother. I remember her at St. Agnes. Be assured of my prayers for you and your family at this time.

Rev. Mr. Chris Morash

August 24, 2020

Dear Berna and Dan...
I was sad to learn of the death of Aunt Irene today.

Thinking of you all at this time. I have many good memories over the years of your mom and dad.

May Irene rest in peace and rise in glory!

Peace and care,
Chris

Kim Bain

August 24, 2020

Bernadine & Dan,

I was sad to hear of Irene's passing. She was always kind to me and never hesitated to give motherly advice. I remember those delicious meat pies during the holidays! I know she's with Ray now and is at peace.

Kim

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