Irene Parfitt of Kimberley, BC passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, January 17, 2014 at the age of 90.
Irene was born in Bassano, Alberta June 28, 1923 to Gladys and Jim Riddell. She was a resident of Kimberley for most of her life.
Irene was an avid gardener and also loved to travel. For 80 years she was a dedicated Kimberley Dynamiter fan.
Irene was predeceased by her parents Jim and Gladys Riddell, her brother Jim Riddell and her loving husband of 58 years Trevor Parfitt. Irene is survived by her daughters Darlyne Bryant and Marilyn McGovern (Doug), grandchildren Corie Stedile and Jodi Yates (Jay), great grandchildren Makenzie, Kalen, Nathan and Sofia, her sister-in-law Shirley Riddell, as well as many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the third floor nursing staff at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital who cared for “Grams”.
At mom’s request there will be no service.
Those wishing to remember Irene may do so by donating to the charity of their choice.