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Irene Marie (Richard) Skolrood

d. July 9, 2018

  • Funeral Location:St Mary's Roman Catholic Church
  • Wishes:Donations may be made to the British Columbia Cancer Foundation
  • It is with great sadness that the Skolrood family announces the passing of Irene Marie Skolrood (Nee Richard), 77, loving wife and mother, on Monday July 9, 2018 at Vancouver General Hospital from cancer.
    Irene was born September 25, 1940 in Rexton, NB, the daughter of Emile and Hélène Richard. She lived in Rexton, NB, for a few years before moving to Newcastle (now Miramichi) NB. It was there that she met her future husband, Wayne, May 17, 1960. They were married September 8, 1962 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. The family lived in Newcastle and Sackville, NB then Regina, SK, Sherwood Park, AB, finally settling in Ladner, BC, in 1972.
    Irene was a successful real estate sales person for many years enjoying the challenge and satisfaction of helping people find homes. Irene lived life to the fullest enjoying travel, chatting with friends, card games, watching her children’s sports when they were young. Her favourite activity was thinking of, finding, organizing and supervising various house renovations for her husband.
    She is survived by her husband of almost 56 years, Wayne, sons Robert (Michelle), Richard (Kumiko) and Troy, grandchildren Risha, Emi and Hunter, her brothers, Bernard (Julie), Paul (Joanne), Patrick (Hélène Côté), nieces and nephews, Erika (Douglas) Eberhardt, John, Jeffrey (Sherry), Lisa, Joseph (Kelly), Anne Marie and André Richard, Jessica (Charlotte) and Joanne Keats, brother-in-law, John Keats, grand nieces and nephews, Daniel, Alexander and Thomas Richard, Rae and Leanne Melvin, Lucas and Amelia Hermans.

    In addition to her parents, Irene was predeceased by sisters Gerry Eberhardt and Susan Keats.
    Special thanks go to Dr. David Kason, her family doctor and Dr. Tamara Shenkier, oncologist and the staff at the BC Cancer Institute for the excellent care provided Irene through her long battle with cancer.
    Services will be held Friday, August 3, 2018 at 1:00 PM at Delta Funeral Home, 5329 Ladner Trunk Rd, Delta, BC. The family also plans to have a memorial service at St. Mary’s in Miramichi, NB this fall.

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Irene’s name to the BC Cancer Foundation (
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