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Irene Fuerst (Nee Obie)

December 4, 1926 — November 21, 2021

December 4, 1926 ~ November 21, 2021

It with great sadness we announce the passing of Irene Fuerst (née Obie) just before her 95th birthday at East Gate Lodge in Beausejour, surrounded by her family.

She will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by her family; daughter Sharon and her children; Wendy (Rob) and Darren (Paula); son Marlis and his daughter Jamie; son Gayard and his children; Gavin (Melissa) and Hollee (Ryan); son Randy and his sons; Jordan and Carter; daughter Laureen (Todd) and her daughter Sheena (Brendan).  She is also survived by her great-grandchildren; Jessica (Victor), Amanda (Anthony), Kurtis (Georgia), Brooke, Travis, Caden, Teagan, Hyden, Dielle, Payton, Drue, Emree, Koen and Cameron.

She was predeceased by her husband Irvin, daughter Marlene, son Glen, son-in-law’s, Ron Singbeil and Dennis Stroud.

Irene was born in Beausejour and spent her early years on the farm with her siblings.  Working in her teens in Winnipeg at Eatons and later many Saturdays with Evelyn’s Catering.

Irene married Irvin in 1945 and together worked on the mixed farm in Golden Bay raising their family where she lived for 66 years.  After her husband’s passing, in 2011 Irene moved to Stoney Plains in Beausejour.

Mom was devoted and definitely the backbone of our family. She was a very hard working, strong women that never held back with her opinion or sharing her thoughts. We will always remember our family gatherings on the farm and especially our open house Christmases. She always made sure that all visitors were well fed with her good cooking or baking when they stopped in. Mom was a caring and giving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.   

Pallbearers are Darren Singbeil, Gavin Fuerst, Jordan Fuerst, Carter Fuerst, Kurtis VanLoon and Travis Singbeil.  Honorary pallbearers are Ryan Sachvie and Brendan Mahoney.

We would like to give a special thanks to the staff at Eastgate Lodge for their professional care and kindness during mom’s stay. We were happy to hear that mom had a way to keep everyone entertained with her unique sense of humour that will be missed by staff.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to East Gate Lodge Memorial Garden Fund, PO Box 1690, Beausejour MB, ROE OCO

Due to covid restrictions a private family service will be held at Elim Baptist Church in Beausejour.

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