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SAYERS, Irene Christina (nee Tetzlaff)

April 6, 1916 — May 23, 2015

Went to be with Jesus at the age of ninety-nine. Irene had two daughters and four grandchildren: Joyce Diemert, mother to Cory and Danny, and Flo (Brent) Wood, parents to Sean and Erin (Corey). Irene was born the eldest of eight and leaves behind four wonderful siblings: Eva Landeen, Barbara Colledge, Leonard (Laureen) Tetzloff and Clifford (Maureen) Teztlaff.
Irene was a hard worker and a woman of strong conviction. Her faith, family and friends were all that mattered to her.
We would like to thank Interior Health Home Support for the wonderful care given to Mom as well as Kathy, Yvonne and Lisa in Comfort Living for their genuine affection and care in Mom’s first years of transition. For Mom’s final years, thank you to Sutherland Hills staff. The humor, care and involving Mom in activities are so appreciated. Her final days were spent with earthly angels around the clock. To all, words are not enough but know you are valued by our family. We are missing Mom but know she has completed her journey and is at peace.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice and please remember to love one another. A Memorial Mass will be held on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 11:00 am at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 1077 Fuller Ave, Kelowna, BC with Rev. Francis dela Cruz officiating. If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 11:00 am

St Pius X Church

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In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice and please remember to love one another.
Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice and please remember to love one another.


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The service for SAYERS, Irene Christina (nee Tetzlaff) is scheduled for Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 11:00 am. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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St Pius X Church

1077 Fuller Ave, Kelowna, BC


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  • Lesley says:

    Dearest Flo, Brent,and family,My sincerest condolences. Irene was such a lovely lady, you were blessed. She was a pleasure to care for. Flo you were an amazing daughter, truly. For her faith she is now with our Lord and savior. May the Lord comfort you all, and give you his peace and reasurance. God Bless you all. Love Lesley xo

  • Joan and Robert Gould says:

    Flo and Brent, and your family…our sincere condolences on the death of Flo’s dear Mother. Mothers are very special, and this mother was well loved and cared for by her daughter and family. Our sincere sympathy goes out to all.

  • Val and Rick Anderson says:

    Sending loving prayers and thoughts to the family. Aunt Irene was such a very kind and caring lady. When we were first married, we had nothing. She gave us a couch and chair which we appreciated so much and were forever thankful for. Even though Aunt Irene never had much herself – she gave of herself so unselfishly and never asked for anything in return. We had many good laughs and fun times with her that I shall always treasure and remember. She lived a very long life and I know it was partly due to the fact that Brent & Flo invited her into their home and looked after her for close to 20 years…..bless them for that. May she now rest in peace.
    Love & Blessings,
    Rick, Val, sister Eva & family

  • Deborah Jans says:

    Hi Flo,Brent & family,
    Words are never adequate at such a time, other than to know that your Mom is with our Saviour Jesus Christ. In our thoughts guts and prayers at this difficult time. Please pass our condolences to your sister and family as well. Deb & Daryl

  • Raymonde Desautels says:

    I was privileged to know Irene for the last 14 or so years as Flo’s Mom, and my neighbour. I know you and your family will miss her very much Flo, and I will never forget her ready smile, and strong spirit. I am sorry for your loss and happy for Irene, she is now and forever with Jesus.

  • Wendy Church says:

    No one can prepare you for a loss, it comes as a swift wind. But take comfort in knowing that she is now resting in the arms of our Lord. My deepest condolences to you and your family. Thinking of you. Wendy Church

  • Candace Hrebien says:

    Our deepest sympathy goes out to Auntie Irene’s family. It is with great sadness I share in my father’s loss of his dear sister. My father, Cliff Tetzlaff adored his sister and shared many wonderful, heartwarming stories over the years. May the family be at peace knowing her memory will live on in the hearts of all who knew her. On behalf of Cliff Tetzlaff’s family, our prayers go out to you all. God Bless.

  • Patty Holloway & Colin Brophy says:

    Brent, Flo & Family:
    Please accept our condolences and prayers. If you need anything, please call us.
    Love, Colin, Patty & Cierra


    Dear Flo & Brent and family,

    We are sorry to hear of your mom’s passing.

    She was a sweet lady and we are glad that we got to spend some time with her while we lived out there.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


    Joyce & Wayne

  • Cory Morris (nee Tetzlaff) says:

    So sad to hear of the passing of my Aunt Irene. Yet I am so thankful that my Dad (Clifford) got to spend some time with her last month. He will cherish that last visit. – Cory & family

  • Barb and Dave Neuman says:

    Flo,Brent and family:
    Sorry to hear of your moms passing. Hope you find some peace in the memories you have of her. She was quite the lady. She was so like my mom.
    Blessings to all the family.
    Barb and Dave

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