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SIKORA, Irene Betty

Passed away on October 24, 2013 at the age of 73. Survived by her daughters Vickie Bently, Sherry (Jim) Greenlay, son Curtis (Chris) Sikora, all of Kelowna, 8 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren, sister Karen Zawada of Edmonton. Sadly predeceased by her parents Arnold and Emilie Renes, brother Vern Renes and grandson James Greenlay. Irene enjoyed many years of hunting, fishing and living a rural lifestyle. As her MS progressed she took on an active roll in the MS society for several years and later on she found a new love for painting. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. A special thank you to the staff at Sun Point Village and Mountainview Village Good Samaritan Care Home for all the love and care they gave her. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Multiple Sclerosis Society of Kelowna, 230 – 1855 Kirschner Road, Kelowna, BC V1Y 4N7.   For those wishing to send a condolence, photos or share memories, may do so by scrolling down this page to the area called “Share Your Condolences”.


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Multiple Sclerosis Society of Kelowna, 230 – 1855 Kirschner Road, Kelowna, BC V1Y 4N7




  • Andrea & Bud Humphreys says:

    Sherry & Jim – as friends, we send our condolences along to you and the family in reading of your Mom passing away. We are thinking of you, Andrea & Bud

  • June Charrois says:

    Truly sorry to hear about your Mom. The loss of a parent and grandparent is one of the deepest hurts a heart can know. I do know she has gone to a better place. Irene was a terrific person, lots of fun and great visits with her to remember. Pat and Mel want to send you their deepest condolences too. Pat is in the hospital right now, and hurting a lot with this news. She loved Irene very much.

  • Joan Wahl says:

    Dear Vicki, Sherry, and Curtis,

    I wish to express my heartfelt sympathy to you and your families on the loss of Irene.
    I remember Irene as an adventurous, fun-loving cousin. Pat, Irene and I had many great times together growing up.
    I admired her strong will and determination in the face of her many challenges.
    May you find comfort in knowing that others loved her and have many wonderful memories of her life.

  • sue atkinson says:

    I wanted to let you know that I saw Irene on Oct.10 when I took the chime group from Mountainview Village to Sunpointe for a visit. The whole group(10 people) all knew Irene and we had a great visit with her. We were all so happy to see her back playing the chimes. She looked great and remembered who we all were. Her talking was unbelievably clear. Last time we were there she was to under the weather to come out and see us. It was a great time and I have a really nice picture of her that I took that day. Send me your address and I’ll send you a copy. After we heard of her passing I posted it at Mountainview with the words, Mountainviews first resident. We were all so thankful that we had got to spend that afternoon with her. She was a great lady and will be deeply missed.

  • Zaylia says:

    Hey Grandma, I miss you.

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