Iris Beatrice Wallach

Iris Beatrice Wallach

August 4, 1930 – September 27, 2015

It is with great sadness that the family of Iris Wallach announce her passing on Sunday, September 27, 2015.

Iris was born August 4, 1930 in Cranbrook. She attended school in Wycliffe and Kimberley, graduating in 1948. Shortly after graduation, she was crowned Snow Fiesta Queen. She married Doug Wallach on August 2, 1952 and they made their home in Marysville where they lived until the tragic passing of Doug in 1976. Iris then moved to the family farm in Wycliffe where they had been building their new home, and this is where she lived out the rest of her life. Iris enjoyed her life on the farm, where she spent her days cross-country skiing, gardening, and bird watching. She was very fond of animals and had many pets. Mom loved having family gatherings on the farm, and especially enjoyed time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was quite talented at knitting, always making sweaters and slippers for anyone who she thought needed them. Mom was also an extremely generous person, always willing to help anyone in need.

Predeceased by her husband, Doug, son Jim, her parents Pete and Mary Macri, her brothers Steve, Tony and Joseph and her sisters Doris McLaren, Leenie Hargreaves, and daughter-in-law Jan Wallach. Survived by her sons, Randy (Rochelle), Rick (Rachelle) and daughters Dawn (Al) Marchi and Lorie (Pete) Sorensen. Nine grandchildren – Jaime-Lyn, Michael, Jason, Kristy, Rob, Jennifer, Jonathan, Stephanie and Jake, as well as six great-grandchildren.

Mom spent the last days of her life in the Pines where she was well taken care of. She will be greatly missed by her family.

A memorial service will be held at the Marysville Community Church on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 10:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the SPCA.

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