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IRENE JANKE (published on January 27, 2009)



IRENE JANKE (nee VOGT) Passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 24, 2009 at Grace Hospice at the age of 86 years, due to a long courageous battle with cancer. Irene was predeceased by her husband Bert in 1976, brother Charles Vogt, sister-in-law Lena Vogt, sister Carrie Wilde Zimmerman and grandson Darryl Libby. She is survived by her daughters Marilyn (William) Romance, Linda (Wayne) Libby. Grandchildren, Sheryl (Frank), Shannon, Dean, Dayna and two great-grandchildren Brett and Meghan and numerous nieces and nephews. Irene was devoted to her family. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She enjoyed travelling and spending time with her family at her summer home. Irene will be forever remembered as a beautiful woman, who deeply loved her family and friends. She had incredible inner strength, a never ending positive attitude that never let anything get in her way. She will be sadly missed, but remembered in our hearts forever!! A tea will be held in memory of Irene on Thursday, January 29, 2009 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Green Acres Funeral Home, Hwy. #1 East at Green Acres Lane. A private interment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Irene's memory to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0V9. The family wish to extend special thanks to Dr. Hartley, the nurses and staff of the Grace Hospice who graciously cared for her during the past few months. GREEN ACRES Funeral Home and Cemetery # 1 Green Acres Lane, (204) 222-3241 Life stories may be shared with friends and family across the globe at www.mem.com


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