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Irene Richardson

March 11, 1935 - January 24, 2015


Irene was born in Scotland and moved to Powell River in 1960 with her husband George. She worked at Powell River General Hospital and Evergreen Extended Care Unit doing work she thoroughly enjoyed as did the patients around her.

Predeceased by her son Ed and husband George, Irene leaves behind her son Robert (Cindy), daughter-in-law Karen, grandchildren Connie and Glen, her brother Edward, sister-in-law Joyce (John), brothers-in-law Ed (Raymonde), Eric (Penny) and her very close friends Nan Dunn and Nan Cornwall as well as many other family and friends.

A celebration of life will be held at 1 pm on Thursday, February 5 at Royal Canadian Legion, 6811 Alexander Street. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Mom’s favourite charity, BC Children’s Hospital.



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From: Elisabeth Lee (aka Betty)
Relation: Family Friendship - from Scotland

Irene and her family were our family friends since before I was born.
I knew Irene to be always very friendly and cheerful, when she used to baby-sit my siblings and myself in Scotland and whenever I would visit with my sister Nan Dunn in Powell River. Irene will be sorely missed.

From: John and Cynthia Mitchell
Relation: Family Friend-now in England

On being told by my sister Betty that Irene has died, the news touched me with sadness which is shared by my wife Cynthia. We both enjoyed her company and generosity when we were in Canada in 1984 and again in 2004. We have many happy memories of our time with Irene and hubby George on our visits to Powell River.

Talking of memories, mine go back to Glasgow in the late forties/early fifties when both families were neighbours and friends. Irene tended to take us younger Mitchells under her wing. She would come in the door like a whirlwind when she was happy or upset about something. Our Mum and Dad played a role in whatever Irene needed advice on. There was never a dull moment when Irene was around and we loved her for that.

Her whacky sense of humour, larger than life personality always made one smile. However I cannot let her passing on to a better place go without mentioning her ability to scare the living daylights out of one. Irene, you were oblivious to the terror you inflicted on your passengers whilst exercising your driving skills or should I say, the lack thereof. I still have nightmares (not really) about your four lane u-turns in downtown Vancouver.

From: Margaret Lockhart and Janie King
Relation: Family friendship - From Scotland

To a Scottish lass who lived and loved Canada but never forgot her roots.You will be remembered from Glasgow tonight with the lighting of a candle.
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time.

From: Jean Coathup
Relation: My mother, Catherine Bridget (Hastie) Coathup is Irene Nobbs cousin. Their mothers were sisters.

So sorry to hear the sad news. I have been trying to find your for years! Sadly your cousin, Cathie Hastie passed away in 2020. My mother thought very highly of you and talked about you fondly. Together again!

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
February 5, 2015
Beginning at 1:00pm

Royal Canadian Legion
6811 Alexander St.
Powell River, BC Canada

6811 Alexander St.
Powell River, BC Canada

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