Irene Margaret Colbow

November 22, 1927September 26, 2020

Irene Margaret Colbow 1927 ~ 2020

Irene was born November 22, 1927 the first child for John & Katherine Kaip and the first grandchild for August and Katherine Kaip. The Kaip family lived on the Nick Grossman farm (now owned by Bill & Don Gurskey) until 1933 when they moved into Khedive. In 1935 the family moved to the Central Butte area returning to the Khedive area in 1941. The family lived on the Diemert farm (1 mile east of the Colbow farm) for the winter and then moved to the Leaf farm (Kessler farm) in the spring where Irene resided until she married.

On October 12, 1948 Irene married Fred Colbow and they lived on the Garling farm (1.5 miles north and 1 mile west of the Colbow farm. In 1949 they moved to the Colbow farm when Fred's parents moved into Khedive. After Fred's passing in 1995 Irene and Marilyn moved to Pangman into John and Wendy's house. John and Wendy and their three children moved to the farm. Irene remained in the house in Pangman until 2018 when she moved into the Deep South Personal Care Home in Pangman and then to Radville Marian Health Center where she resided until her passing on September 26, 2020. Irene is survived by her six children, Richard (Alfreda), Marilyn, Walter, John (Wendy), Rita (Bob) and Ellen. A seventh child, Catherine born in March 1951 passed away in June 1951. All seven children were born in the 1950s. She is also survived by her sister, Helen Rennick and sisters in law, Ida Gurskey, Annette Kaip and Phyllis Mangan, seven grandchildren, Rick Fillion, Felicia Fillion, Christopher Colbow, Justin Colbow, Chantel Colbow, Brittany Colbow and Elizabeth Colbow and six great grandchildren, Kassidy Fillion, Naveah Fillion, Brock Fillion, Aubree Fillion, Arthur Lyon and Isabella Lyon. Irene is also survived by numerous Kaip and Berger cousins as well as many nephews and nieces. Irene was predeceased by her husband, Fred in 1995, her daughter, Catherine in 1951, her mother, Katherine in 1958 and her father, John in 1974 and her brothers, Ed Kaip (2014) and David Kaip (2001). A Private Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. from Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church, Pangman, Saskatchewan with Father Thuy Nguyen presiding. A Public Interment will take place at Khedive Cemetery, Khedive, Saskatchewan. Donation in Irene's memory may be made to the Khedive Recreation Center, Attention: Justin Colbow/President at PO Box 255, Pangman, Saskatchewan, S0C 2G0.


  • A Private Mass of Christian Burial

    Saturday, October 3, 2020


Irene Margaret Colbow

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Norman & Bonny Lee

October 5, 2020

We offer our condolence at this time of loss. Irene had a smile that made you wonder what the family was up to. A quiet greeting shared. May the family find peace in the many fond memories.

Sheila Wadel

October 3, 2020

I will always remember Irene as a kind and gentle lady, who gave herself generously to the service of others. As a member of Holy Angels Parish, Irene was part of active ministry for a number of years, including as lector and sacristan. Always quiet and unassuming, she blessed us all with her dear smile, and made us feel special by sending us cards on special occasions or when we were sick. I know the angels are singing joyfully to welcome Irene at last to her own special place with Our Lord. May God bless all of Irene's loved ones now and give them comfort and peace.

Darryl Howse

October 1, 2020

Another hard-working farm girl and a great neighbour. I can scarcely remember the school bus going in the yard when we didn't see Irene busy with animals or garden! So sorry for your loss.

Fern Silljer

September 30, 2020

So sorry to hear of the passing of Irene. She will be missed dearly. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family
Fern SIlljer and families

Shelley Herberholz

September 30, 2020

Rita & family -
So very sorry to hear of your loss.
My goodness though, she lived a good, long life, but you all will certainly miss her!
Shelley Herberholz

Annette Kaip

September 30, 2020

My sympathy to all the Colbow family!!! I met Irene when I was only 17 and dating her brother, David. Irene became like a wonderful big sister!!! I have such special memories of her!!!


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