March 7, 1942 ~ April 15, 2023
It is with sadness we announce the passing of Irene Rerick on April 15, 2023 after an ongoing battle with pneumonia.
She will be missed by husband of 62 years, Clifford; daughter Debbie (Guy); son Glen (Rosanne); grandchildren Alexis (Jeremy), Matthew and Andrew; brothers Garry (Lynne), Jim (Trudy), Al (Dawn), Wayne (Carla), Bob, Bruce (Janice), brother-in-law Raymond McQuarrie and many other relatives, special friends Gerry, Irma, Peter, Diane, Billy, Ed, Iona, and many more friends.
Irene was predeceased by parents Eva and George Steiner; infant brother Gerald; infant sister Sharon; sisters Laura (Petcee) and Arlene; and in-laws George and Lena Rerick.
Grandma had a love for her grandchildren and in her later years being a grandma to a very special puppy. Irene loved being a snowbird with her husband Clifford in Arizona for many years spending time with friends. She enjoyed watching and following many forms of motorsport racing and followed the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars – touring across the US finding all the dirt tracks they could watch. Irene was also an active member of the community with being the coordinator of the craft show in town for many years and being a Sunday School teacher.
Irene will leave a lasting memory of the most delicious cake and candy business in the Beausejour and surrounding areas – Irene’s Cake and Candy. She made most of the wedding cakes for her family, and her last hurrah with cakes was granddaughter Alexis’ one birthday request for Grandma’s icing for her birthday. They made cupcakes with her famous icing on December 29, 2022.
We would like to thank all the homecare workers that helped throughout the years, all the doctors, nurses, ambulance workers, the handivan workers and Stars that have touched her life.
Donations in Irene’s name may be made to Winnipeg Humane Society, Stars or Zion Lutheran Church, Beausejour.
A memorial service and celebration of life will be held Friday, April 21, 2023 at 1:30 p.m. at the Sobering Funeral Chapel, 1035 Park Avenue East in Beausejour.
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Cliff & family,
I am so saddened to hear about Irene. I had the pleasure of being apart of her homecare team since 2020. We had such a special bond and I will miss her so very much. Big hugs to you all.
Alexis, your grandma often talked about how proud you made her and how much she loved you. You were her shining light. ♥️
– Lindsay Hnatyshyn
Irene blessed our family with her love and kindness. From making my wedding cake, chocolate roses, and special birthday cakes for Lindsay and Tyson. I hope that you will find comfort in your memories of her and knowing we all feel your loss. Forever in our hearts
Donna and Dean Couvier
So sorry to hear of the passing of Irene. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad and difficult time.
I enjoyed her cake decorating classes, lots of fun and laughs. She will be greatly missed.
Cherish your memories.
Donna and Dean Couvier
Chris and Ardith Tomasson
So sorry to hear about Irene. She was a wonderful lady and always had a smile on her face when she saw you. Keep your memories close. Deepest sympathy to Cliff and family.
Sincere Condolences to Cliff and and all of Irenes’ family. Irene was always so pleasant and cheerful and loved being at the Craft Shows. She will be missed by everyone who knew her. May she Rest In Peace.
Tracey (Nault) Tomasson
Our deepest sympathies to Cliff, Debbie, Glen and families. Irene was one of a kind who brought many joy and laughter with her baking and candy skills. She made our wedding cake and many of our children’s birthday cakes. Sending our ❤️
Cliff & family,
I am so very sorry for the loss of Irene. I had the pleasure of being apart of Irene’s homecare team since 2020 – Mom was a gem. Always asking about “her” Emma, and was looking forward to our visits this spring/ summer. I will miss her so very much. I cherished every moment I got to spend with her over the last 3 years. Irene – you have fought so hard to stay with us this past year, and i hope that you are pain free, and getting all the snuggles and puppy kisses in with Danika, I know how much you missed her! ♥️
Big hugs to you Cliff and Debbie, Irene was one of the best.
Rest easy my friend.
Deepest sympathies to Cliff , Debbie, Glenn and families. She will be greatly missed for her talents.
I am very sorry to hear of Irene’s passing. Such a super friendly lady who also gave you her best smile. I babysat both Debbie and Glen in their early years and was always treated so well by the family. Enjoyed my short chats with Irene over the years. Condolences to Cliff, Debbie, Glen and families.
Sorry to hear about Irene’s passing.
My condolences to Cliff, Debbie, Glen and their families.
Clifford, Debbie, Glenn and families. So sorry to hear of Irene’s passing. Will miss her friendly smile at the family get togethers, which we never have enough of. Hugs to you all
Peter, Marsha, Kenzie, Tyr Koersvelt
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
What is there to say about Irene? I have known her for almost my entire life. She was a second Mom to me. When Glen and I became friends, I would often come to town. The novelty of life in town, cable TV and a short walk to everything on Park St was almost too much for a kid from the farm. Irene welcomed me in with open arms. I soon discovered how awesome two suppers could be, one at home and one courtesy of the Rerick’s. I might never get my tab paid up. Whether it was trips out to Seven Sisters, the sprint car track near Winnipeg or endless hockey trips, I always felt part of the family.
My whole family was treated this way. Mom and Dad became fast friends with Irene and Cliff. Likely for over 50 years now. My children came to learn of the wonders of the cake shop in the basement of the little house on 5th St.
You will be greatly missed Irene, but never forgotten. I am sure you are watching us and having a good belly laugh at some of the things we do.
My deepest condolences to Cliff, Glen and Debbie. Your mom will be missed. So sorry to hear of her passing. Enjoyed many laughs and good times at Church the Craft Shows etc. Know that many people are thinking of you and holding you in our hearts.
Eleanor ,Eugene Stefaniuk
Sincere condolences to family
What a special lady
Remembering her smiling face as we visited the craft sales
Her beautiful cakes and yummy chocolates.
She will be deeply missed but has left such wonderful memories to cherish
Jack and Doris and family
We were so sorry to hear of Irene passing, we will always remember spending many years in Arizona playing cards, going for breakfast at the golden coral Sunday morning and there was always cookies and a great supper when we arrived at Arizona we will remember visiting to home every summer, this time her body could not beat pneumonia we will miss you dearly love jack and Doris
Karen (Bukoski) Omichinski
I have wonderful memories of your family way back to the time you lived in Tyndall! Irene drove us to birthday parties, roller rinks, and many happy events. Take comfort in knowing that you are not alone in your grieving of Irene. Karen (Bukoski) Omichinski.
My heartfelt sympathy to Cliff for your loss of your beloved Irene, as well to all your family. I remember her beautiful smile and kindness.
We are so sorry to hear about Irene’s passing. It was nice when we visited Irene 2 years ago. It was good to hear her stories from 30 years from Beausejour. We are still in Edmonton area
Debbie Draward & Marion Naurocki
I’m am so sorry to hear of Irene’s passing. Whenever I would see her she always had a welcoming “hello” and the brightest smile. During the years, I consumed many birthday cakes which she had made for my boys. Since She and Cliff became neighbours of my moms at the condo, I would walk over every year with a bag of rhubarb. She never refused and said “I will give to Debbie, she will use them and make me muffins”. . Debbie, I will continue to do that. My deepest condolences to you all. My mom and I will miss her
Lou & Rita Hutlet
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Irene.
Will miss the unannounced visits anytime of the day.
May she rest in peace!
Our sincerest condolences to Cliff and his family on the passing of Irene. Whenever we were together she was always a smiling and happy lady. Our sympathies are with you.
Norman & Iona Plato
Gerald & Ann Graves
My deepest condolences Cliff, Debbie and Glenn. Irene and Cliff were one of the first people that we met when we moved to Beausejour in 1962 and remained friends ever since. A great lady, she will be missed in the community. Gerry
Debbie and Larry Okolita
Our sincere sympathy. I was fortunate to take part in cake decorating and candy making classes. Many good times in that basement. From sharing of recipes to sharing of jokes. She was a very generous lady and it was so good of her to open her home to so many of us. She will be missed and remembered fondly by many.
Cliff, Debbie, Glen and families I am so sorry to hear about Irene. We sure had some great times with your mom and dad growing up and all those lovely cakes. Irene made the 25th anniversary cake for my mom and dad utilizing their original wedding topper. She was so talented and a great friend to those who knew her. My virtual hugs are coming your way. She will always be in our hearts and memories.
Mr. Rerrick, Debbie snd Glen and families. Your Mom will be missed by many, she had such a great sense of humor and a beautiful smile. I’m sure many angels were waiting at the gates to welcome her with open arms. Sending hugs prayers to each of you. ❤️❤️
Sue Ross Pearce
So sorry to hear about her passing. Condolences to the family. I remember Mrs. Rerick from when my sister and I would stay in town at my grandparents. Living just down the road from them we ventured to her house. She was always so kind, so cheerful and had such a talent for baking.
She will not be forgotten. Take Care.
Frank and Doreen Leys
Our sincere condolences to Cliff and family. We met Irene and Cliff going to the craft show.
The first craft show was in February about 30 years ago. From then on we only did the Christmas show and had many laughs every time. We will miss you Irene. RIP
James and Audrey Gunning
condolences to the family on the passing of Irene.
I am sorry I am unable to attend the service today. My thoughts and prayers are with you. My sincere Condolences to the family. I knew Irene for many years and she was always so pleasant and cheerful and loved being at the Craft Shows. She will be missed by everyone who knew her. May the Lord comfort you and bring Irene to Rest In Peace.
Our condolences to Cliff & all of Irene’s family. Irene was such a wonderful fun loving talented woman & we were so fortunate to have known her. She made many cakes for the bowling parties we had at Beausejour Lanes. Irene always said having the Dairy Bar next door was perfect mix for “ cake & Ice Cream” .
May you find comfort in knowing she was so loved by all those who knew her. May the good Lord comfort you in your grief. Bless you all & May Irene RIP..
LOU & HELENE SAVISKY
Diane Desjardine (Hastman)
So sorry to hear of Irene’s passing, she was such a great lady, always cheerful and very kind, will be missed by many. My condolences to the family.
Sincere sympathy to Cliff and to the family with whom Cliff and Irene were blessed .May the special
memories each one of you shared with Irene continue to be a blessing in your life and to keep her close to your heart always.
Irene’s creativity and sense of humour will be remembered by me
and my daughters whenever we reminisce about their childhood
birthdays (cakes made by Irene). Karen, Kari,Ainsley
Cheryl & Bob Shaw
Deepest sympathies are extended to Cliff, Debbie, Glen and families on the loss of Irene. She was always such a happy person whenever you met her. And yes, I was another of her cake decorating students. Such wonderful knowledge she passed on to so many people. Rest in peace Irene!
Connie and Paul krawchuk
Our sincere condolences to Cliff and family. Irene was a very friendly and happy person, she will be misses by many.
May she rest in peace.
Cliff, Debbie, and Glen, I just heard of Irene’s passing, She is now at rest, I remember the cake decoration classes and the chocolate lessons, Irene was such a giving and fun loving person, she always had a smile no matter where you saw her. The craft shows will not be the same without her.
If you just look around, you will see Irene’s hand everywhere, she touched so many people, I am sure she will be one of those people who will always be fondly remembered by anyone she met, I know everytime I decorate a cake or make chocolates, she will be on my mind, Take care and God Bless you and your families during this sad time