DOW, Irene Lucy (nee Herber). July 29, 1922 – Dec. 7, 2013. Surrounded by her loving family, bathed in stunning winter sunshine Irene slipped away “gentle into that good night”.
Predeceased by her brothers Ed and Roy Herber and grandson Adam Kenneth Johnston, she is survived by her devoted husband of 66 years R. Alan Dow. Mom leaves behind 3 children: daughter Diane Johnston (Ken), sons Michael (Theresa) and Jeff (Deby). A special Nana to Scott Johnston (Tamara), Jennifer Watts (Thorsten), Crystal Higgins (Brian), Shaun Dow, Derek Dow and Ryan Dow (fiancé Nina Markovic), and a very proud great grandmother blessed with 3 great grandboys – James and Andrew Watts and Alexander Johnston. Also survived by a sister in law Irene Herber and niece Leslie (Herber) Gignac (Dennis). Irene led an active retirement life bowling and golfing. She loved to travel – Mom and Dad enjoyed countless cruises and trips to countries all over the world. Her particular favourite the beaches of Kauai and Maui. Heartfelt thanks to all Irene’s caregivers at Crescent Gardens and to her personal physician Dr. Laura Ozolins. Your extraordinary kindness and compassion will be remembered always. Memorial service will be held on Monday December 16, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.
in the Arbor Chapel at Valley View Funeral Home 14660 – 72nd Avenue, Surrey. If desired donations to The Alzheimer Society of BC. Online condolences: www.valleyviewsurrey.ca
– forever we wish you “blue skies of Hawaii” ALOHA!