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Irene Gunter

March 28, 1939 — March 28, 2018

1939 – 2018

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, sister, grandmother (Hamma), Irene Gunter (nee Sweet) at the Lac du Bonnet Care Home on Wednesday, August 8, 2018.

Irene was born August 25, 1939 in Admire, Kansas.  She was predeceased by her husband Kenneth, her parents Raymond and Mabel Sweet, sister Linda Edmunds, sister/brothers in-law, D.L. and Ladene Whittington, Amos Evans.

She is survived by her son Steven, daughters Terri and Jacque (Bill), brothers Harold (Martha) and Gary, her 6 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Irene had a distinguished career as a registered nurse at the Pine Falls Hospital. She always loved learning and teaching.  She qualified as an instructor and trained and tested personnel for ambulance services all over Manitoba.  One of many highlights in Irene’s career was being able to deliver her first granddaughter.  Later in her career she became a paramedic and continued to serve her community.

Irene volunteered in the community as a scout leader and took her “boys” on extended canoe/camping trips annually.

After retirement she enjoyed travelling, her garden and woodworking projects with her husband and best friend, Ken.  She always quoted the phrase “Happiness is being married to your best friend”.

We would like all the staff at the Lac du Bonnet Care home to know how much we appreciate the loving care they gave Irene in the time she was there.  Everyone was so wonderful. You made our last days with her special.

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, August 26 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the Papertown Motor Inn, Pine Falls, MB.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba.

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