Posted: April 18th, 2017

Irene Deering of Medicine Hat, formerly of Leader, SK, went home to be with her Lord and Saviour on April 14, 2017. Her memory will be forever cherished by her loving husband, John, of 70 years; and her children, Harlan (Joan) Deering, Yvonne (Dale) Bratvold, Stuart (Angela) Deering, and Dixie (Donnie) Smith; her beloved grandchildren, Miranda (Travis) and Chandra (Dustin), Justin and Amber, Brandon, Devan (Amy) and Dakota; and four great grandchildren, Julia, Ivan, Cyler and Jolan. Irene is survived by her sister, Emma Davis; numerous nieces, nephews, brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws. Irene was born in Empress, AB to Henry and Amelia Schimpf and was raised on the family farm near Leader with her six siblings. In 1947, Irene married John in Kelowna, BC. Together they farmed and raised their children in the Leader area until 1988 when they retired to Medicine Hat. Irene was a special lady who loved to entertain and no one ever left her home hungry, her famous word being β€œeat!” Both Irene and John were very active in their church and she loved her God who saw her through her 89 years. Her faith and family were everything to her. The Funeral Service will be held at HILLCREST EVANGELICAL MISSIONARY CHURCH, 3785 – 13th Avenue SE, on Thursday, April 20th, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Mark Bolender and Dr. Shane Andrus co-officiating. A Private Interment will take place at Saamis Prairie View Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy those wishing to remember Irene may do so with a gift to The Gideons International, Suite 177, 1415 – 28 Street SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 8P9. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Irene Deering. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL CREMATORIUM & RECEPTION CENTRE, “The Chapel in the Park” #1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z5 (403)528-2599 www.saamis.com inquiry@saamis.com Locally owned and directed CGR Holdings Ltd.

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