It is with sorrow that the family of Irene Chyzy shares the news of her unexpected passing, on October 8, 2022.
Irene was the eldest of 7 children born to William and Annie Hurrie. Irene grew up in Rembrandt. She babysat for a while before she got a job where she met Harry Chyzy.
They married on Oct 8, 1955. They had 3 daughters Carolyn, Annette, and Regina.
Mom loved us and pampered us. She often stayed up late into the following day to sew identical dresses for us. Mom and Dad raised us with very strong values and work ethics. Mom farmed alongside Dad for many years. She really enjoyed driving the combine. Mom also loved gardening. She always had plenty to share with family, neighbors, and friends.
Mom was blessed with 2 grandchildren Britney Erlendson and John Harry Chyzy and 3 great-granddaughters Wynter, Skylar, and Makenna.
Mom also leaves behind her siblings Jean, George (Christine), Nick (Bernice), Edward, Rosie (Wayne), and Robert. She also leaves Nephews and Nieces.
Mom enjoyed being with family, knitting, gardening, collecting china teacups, sharing recipes, jigsaw puzzles, and other hobbies.
Mom was a patient person who chose not to complain, and always put others before herself.
Mom was a kind loving person with a keen sense of humor and a quick wit.
Private service has taken place.
If friends so desire, donations may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association or charity of choice.
The family would like to thank all the medical staff from the hospitals that Mom visited in the last 8 months. A special thank you to Dr Komolafe, Dr Nazim, Dr Briscoe, nursing staff under Tammy, nursing students especially Carla, the paramedics, ambulance drivers, and handivan drivers.
A special thank you to the homecare nurses and homecare workers (Anna, Valerie, and Michelle), and Father Buduykevych for officiating the service, and MacKenzie Funeral Home, and the Heritage Village.
Thank you to our family, neighbours, and friends who went over and beyond. Thank you for the rides to the city, visiting Mom (in person and over the phone), prayer, encouraging words, clearing snow so homecare workers could come into the yard, and the many other acts of kindness.
GOD SAW YOU GETTING TIRED
God saw you getting tired,
When a cure was not to be,
He closed His arms round you,
And whispered, “Come to Me.”
In tears we saw you sinking,
We watched you fade away.
Our hearts were almost broken.
You fought so hard to stay.
What you suffered, you told us few,
You didn’t deserve what you went through.
Tired and weary, you made no fuss
But tried so hard to stay with us.
But when we saw you sleeping,
So peaceful, free from pain,
We could not wish you back
To suffer all that again.
So treasure her Lord, in your garden of rest,
For here on earth, she was the very best.
God Bless You, Amen