We Remember

TARKO, Irene Florence

September 14, 1934 — January 17, 2014

Born in Rainy River, Ontario on September 14, 1934, passed unexpectedly after knee surgery, with her husband at her side on January 17, 2014 in Kelowna, BC at the age of 79.


Survived by husband Robert L. Tarko of 38 years, sons Robert A. Tarko, daughter Tammy Lee Abrahamse (fiance Lawrence Bagg) step-daughter Leanne Tarko and step-son Richard Tarko, grandchildren Brooke Abrahamse, Bree-Anna Abrahamse, Tyler Tarko, Hope Tarko, Steven, Eric Dustin and Derek, sister Lorraine (Wayne) Sanford brother Oliver Arnould, sister-in-law Cheryl Arnould, nephews Eddy Arnould, Gary (Leslie) Sanford and niece Diane (Mark) Flinta and family.


Sadly predeceased by her father Charles Arnould, mother Florence Arnould, brothers Charles Arnould, George Arnould, Pat Arnould, father-in-law Edward Dorn, mother-in-law Marianne Dorn, father-in-law Frank Tarko, and daughter Madeline Rose, step-son Leonard Tarko.


Heaven needed another Angel

My mom’s spirit and love

Will remain with us in our hearts forever

Mom I know you are watching over us

I take comfort in knowing your

Free of all pain and suffering.


Come With Me

The Lord saw you getting tired

And a cure was not to be,

So He put his arms around you

And whispered

“Come with me”

With tearful eyes we watched you suffer

And saw you fade away.

Although we loved you dearly

We could not make you stay.

A golden heart stopped beating

Your beautiful smile at rest.

God broke our hearts to prove

He always takes the best.

It’s lonesome here without you

We miss you so each day.

Our lives just aren’t the same

Ever since you went away.

When days are sad and lonely

And everything goes wrong

We hear you gently whisper,

“Cheer up and cheer on”

Each time we see your picture,

You seem to smile and say,

Don’t cry, I’m in God’s keeping,

We’ll meet again someday.


A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 11:00 am at Our Lady of Lourdes, 2547 Hebert Road, Westbank BC. 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.”






Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 11:00 am

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church

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