Of Chesley, peacefully at Hanover Care Centre on Friday, August 9, 2013. The former Irene Lorraine Small at the age of 82 years. Loving wife and companion of George. Devoted mother of Lorrie (Dennis Dipple), of Surrey, BC, and Sharon (Fred Nettle), of Welland. Cherished grandmother of Greg (Anne) & family, Sara (Sean) & family, and Meagan (Alan); great-grandmother of 7; and great-great-grandmother of 2. Dear sister of Marjorie "Mickie" (Larry McEwen), Charlie Small (Doreen), and Marguerite (Cliff Boles). Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Frank and Ruby; sisters Mary, Ruth, and Faye; sister-in-law Lorena (and husband George); and brothers-in-law John (and wife Beatrice), Wayne Locker, and infant. Irene loved her church community, and was extremely involved in its activities. Cremation has taken place. A private family service will be held, with interment in Ebenezer United Church Cemetery at a later date. Donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel, 814 Bruce Rd. 8, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041.
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