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In loving memory ~
Long time Oyama, Lake Country resident Irene Mabel Turner (nee Watson) was called to be with her Lord and Savior on February 7th, 2023. Irene was predeceased by her beloved husband Tommy and their infant daughter Donna.
Irene was born in Alberta and in her late teens worked at the Okanagan Center packing house where she met her future husband Tommy. In 1947 they were married in Calgary and moved to Lake Country where they raised four children.
Irene was a gentle, kind and hospitable lady who enjoyed sharing her home and meals with many visitors, family and friends. Irene was active in what is now the Lake Country Community church for over 50 years. She lived out her life in her home in Lake Country supported by her youngest daughter, Gloria.
Irene is survived by her 4 children, Cherrie (Gerry) Takenaka, Tom (Phyllis) Turner, Gloria Turner and Richard (Endang) Turner, 8 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren plus nieces and nephews.
A Service and Celebration of Life will be held in April 2023, with dates to be announced.
The family wishes to recognize and thank the Professionals and Staff of Interior Health, Kelowna General Hospital, Hospice House Kelowna, and Emergency Services of Lake Country.
Springfield Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.

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