March 8, 1934 – July 17, 2019
Irene passed away at Peace Arch Hospital on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at the age of 85 years. Irene is survived by her son Scott (Sheryl) Ullrich, her grandchildren Victoria, Sabrina and Samantha Ullrich and a large extended family of nieces, nephews, and cousins. Irene was predeceased by her husband Bert in 2011; her father and mother John and Millie Meyer; her sisters and their husbands: Clara (Joe) Schaffel, Tillie (Ted) Steckler, Anne (Adam) Jacek, Margaret (Mike) Voros, Elsie (Bill) Lennox, and Judy (Roy) Moldenhauer. Irene grew up on the family farm south of Bradwell, Saskatchewan with her six sisters. Irene met Bert at a local community dance where they fell in love. They were married in 1952. They farmed at Young, Saskatchewan till 1961 when they moved to British Columbia, eventually settling in Vancouver. It was here that they got involved in Property Management, becoming partners in a company that became Gateway Property Management Corporation. Bert and Irene successfully ran this company until their retirement in 1990, when they turned the company over to their son. In retirement, they took up the sport of golf, belonging to golf clubs in Richmond, British Columbia and Palm Desert, California. Bert and Irene were truly inseparable, living, working and playing together until Bert’s passing. Irene excelled in many roles, she was an excellent businesswoman, golfer, chef and seamstress. Her favourite role, however, was that of being a mother and grandmother (nana) to her son, daughter-in-law and three grandchildren. In lieu of flowers Memorial Donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of B.C.
- Funeral Service Friday, August 2, 2019
- Graveside Service Friday, August 2, 2019
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July 31, 2019
So very sorry for your Loss. A lovely lady, and so obviously proud of her son!! Hopefully she’s golfing with Bert already. Huge hugs to you Scott, to Sheryl and of course your amazing 3 daughters.
July 26, 2019
Dear Scott and family. So very sorry to hear of Aunt Irene's passing. She was such a lovely, kind lady who always made me and my family feel special. I always admired how she kept herself, hair so nice, beautiful clothes and she made nails popular before they were!!!
Wish we could have spent more time with her, she will be missed.