SINGLETON (nee Singlyak):
With loved ones at her bedside, Irene Linn Singleton was summoned to her eternal rest on Sunday, April 15, 2012.
Irene was born in Natal to parents Vicki and Alex Singlyak on May 30, 1952. She went to Kindergarten with the Sisters of the Atonement and spent her elementary years at the Michel/Natal Middle School. Due to poor conditions at Sparwood Secondary, Irene was among many who were bused daily to Fernie, and it was during this time that she met the love of her life, Ron Singleton. On July 24, 1971 the high school sweethearts exchanged wedding vows in the presence of family and friends; a marriage blessed with two children and almost 41 years together as man and wife.
Quality family time was always important to Irene; camping at Edward’s and Loon Lake, sharing a fun game of bocce or horseshoes, preparing delicious traditional family recipes, or simply enjoying great conversation while relaxing with family and friends around the campfire.
Irene took time to appreciate and admire the beauty in nature. Every Spring she carefully selected and planted flowers for Ron to weed. On a beautiful summer’s morning she would sit and watch the hummingbirds, and enjoyed listening to the cheerful singing of the birds in her backyard as she read her latest novel.
A devoted grandmother and her grandchildren’s greatest fan, Irene attended every activity and sport they were involved with, always offering words of encouragement and support. She loved nothing more than spoiling both her grandchildren and her “grand-dogs” with special treats just for them!
Irene was a 40 year member of the Eagles and since 2008 was also a member of the C.W.L. She enjoyed knitting and crochet, scrapbooking, ceramics, swimming, and gambling trips to Vegas and Reno.
Irene will be forever remembered for her warm smile and her generous, loving heart. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Irene is survived by her husband Ron and their children: Crystal (Lorne) Cook and Chad (Jo-Anna) Singleton, 4 precious grandchildren: Kayleigh, Emilee and Sydney Cook and Eric Singleton, her sister Pauline (Vic) Cibulka, her cousin Marianne (Thomas) Halko and her sister-in-law Florence Moulton as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, 3 brothers: George Berg, and Paul and Henry Androlick, 2 uncles: Tom and Adolph Androlick, 2 aunts: Helen Androlick and Martha Fleming, her father and mother-in-law Eric and Jessie Singleton, and her brother-in-law Emil Moulton.
The Memorial Mass was celebrated on Thursday, April 19th with Father Bart van Roijen, Celebrant. Inurnment followed at the Michel Cemetery Columbarium.
Memorial tributes may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.cherishedmemoriesfs.com. Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services Ltd.