It is with sadness the family of Irene Hamilton announce her passing on August 6, 2021 at the age of 86 years.
Irene was born on the farm at Guernsey, SK on August 2, 1935 to Martha and Ewald Reinke, the youngest of seven children. At 17, she bravely caught the train to the unfamiliar town of Eston where she immediately landed a job as a telephone operator. She soon met and married Tiny Warren and they set out to raise their family and build their home on the farm until his unexpected death in 1980. With a farm to carry on, Irene and Cliff put their heads and hearts together, a determined mother-son team that successfully planted and harvested several crops in the following years.
In 1984, she married Hubert and the two of them built a loving home in Eston where they lived until Hubert’s death in 2004. While farming was never far from her mind, Irene spent most of her time raising and growing alongside Henry’s five youngest children, who were still at home.
Following Hubert’s death, she moved to a condo in Rosetown, where - as her health permitted - she bowled, sang in the United Church choir and became an active member of the Stewart Manor community. Over the last several years, Irene enjoyed the friendship of Ken Kahovec, who was a significant part of the family who cared for and about her.
She was predeceased by her parents, five brothers and one sister, two husbands; William (Tiny) Warren in 1980 and Hubert Henry Hamilton in 2004, she is survived by one sister-in-law, Wilda Hungerford of Eston and three children: Cindy (Bernard) Mullis of Rosetown, Joanne (Clinton) Erickson of Elk Point, AB and Cliff (Lynne) Warren of Eston; seven grandchildren: Tanya (Clint) Ringdal, Darrell (Kyla) Mullis, Paul (Rachel) Erickson, Douglas (Sandra) Erickson, Curtis Warren, Kelli (John) Warren and Brady Warren; nine great-grandchildren: Belle, Cade, Cohen, Aidan, Kaitlyn, Logan, Savannah, Connor and Hailey; eleven step-children and numerous step-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Irene's life will be held on Monday, September 6, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Andrew's United Church in Eston with Reverend Jo-Ann Hills officiating.
Donations in memory of Irene may be made to the Rosetown & District Health Centre Foundation Inc, P.O. Box 653, Rosetown, SK, S0L 2V0.
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