Klassen Funeral Home

1897 Henderson Highway, Winnipeg, MB


Irene Klotz

February 15, 1952July 12, 2019

Lovingly Remembered, Forever Missed.

It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Irene Klotz with her family by her side on July 12th, 2019. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband Bernd Klotz and her son Peter Klotz (Vanessa). She was predeceased by her mother and father Marta and Friedrich Zaeh.

Irene had an immense love of traveling and being actively involved as a lifelong member of the German Shepard Dog Club of Canada.

Service of Remembrance will take place at 10:00 AM on Friday, July 19th at Klassen Funeral Home, 1897 Henderson Hwy. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society.


  • Canadian Cancer Society


  • Service of Remembrance

    Friday, July 19, 2019


Irene Klotz

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Dennis Muth

July 23, 2019

I want to wish Bernie and Peter my sincerest condolences of the passing of Irene. She was such a happy positive person with always a smile on her face. Although I have not seen Bernie and Irene for several years I remember the great times we had together in the 70s ,80s and 90s training dogs together. Schutzhund has come a long way in Manitoba and Canada because of Irene and Bernie.

Susan and Michael Mullins/ Meyer

July 23, 2019

Dear Bernie,
We were so very sad to hear the news of Irene's passing. The both of you have been such a joy to know over the many years (especially me- Susan!) I have many great memories of this wonderful lady.
Irene is someone who stands out as many have shared. Such a kind soul, loving dedicated wife, help to any one who needed her. Her part for so many years in the GSSCC is a testament to her dedication, knowledge and support. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family.
Susan and Mike

Wayne Carnegie

July 19, 2019

Bernie and Peter
I am so sorry for your loss.
Over the years (35 +) I can’t say that I ever heard her say
anything negative about anyone or anything.
What a terrible loss for all that knew her as well as the German Shepherd Dog family. She will be so missed.
Wayne Carnegie

Mary Dygert

July 19, 2019

Dear Bernie & Family,

I'm so very sorry for your loss. I meet Irene 30 years ago, at a GSSCC National she was one of the most warm & gracious people I've ever had the pleasure of knowing.
We shared the love of our German Shepherds & cruising. I will miss our warm hugs, her beautiful smile, our talks about our travels, dogs & life in general.
RIP Irene your family misses you as does everyone who knew & loved you. {{{HUGS}}}

Marge Thom

July 19, 2019

I will always remember Irene as one of the hardest working, kindest, and most supportive person I have ever met. Godspeed Irene! Condolences to Bernie and Peter.

Kim MacInnis

July 18, 2019

Dear Bernie and Family.

I am so sorry for your loss! Irene was such a beautiful human. She was always so kind and caring to anyone who crossed her path!!
My thoughts and prayers are with you! Irene will be deeply missed!

Dean Senchuk

July 18, 2019

I met Irene and Bernie back in 1995 when I became involved in the GSD world. Irene and Bernie welcomed my wife and I into the sport and always made us feel included, despite having show-lines. In all my years of knowing Irene I NEVER heard her say a mean thing about anyone. She had a kind heart and always looked for the good in people. Rest Easy Irene and make sure God keeps his books in order.

Ralph & Shelley Gilby, and Doug Deacon Behalf of Delta Schutzhund Club

July 18, 2019

Dear Bernie and Family,
We are so sorry for your loss.

Irene touched our lives with her kindness and caring heart.

She was always willing to give you a helping hand.

She will be sincerely missed by all of us who were lucky enough to call her friend.

Tom Prins

July 17, 2019

I worked with Irene for twenty years. She made everyday enjoyable in the office. She always had a story about her family, her dogs and all her traveling adventures. We shared many laughs over the years. We both retired at the same time but thankfully kept in touch. I will miss her dearly. My sincere condolences to Bernie, Peter and Vanessa.

Jim Chrisp

July 16, 2019

I first met Bernie and Irene in 91 when I started the dog sport. We have been friends every since. She and Bernie were at every National and Regional event I was at, and we always found time to share a beer and a laugh together. We were so excited when they joined the WWDC, and they of course were great club members. I was there when she got her first BH, and the excited look she had when she passed. She was a great ambassador to our sport, and volunteered thousands of hours to helping where she could. A strong, beautiful woman. She will be greatly missed by us, and anyone who had the pleasure of meeting her. Jim


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