Irene Audrey (Trevor) James

Born: Wed., Jan. 30, 1924
Died: Thu., Jan. 16, 2020


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In Loving Memory of
Irene James (nee Trevor)

Peacefully at Wikwemikong Nursing Home on January 16, 2020 just 14 days before her 96th birthday.

Predeceased by beloved husband, Doug James a lifetime employee of IBM.

Irene and Doug were the loving parents of Sharon (Bob) Watson, Jon (Maureen predeceased) James, Leslie (Bill) Brown, Nancy (predeceased as a baby) and Doug (Robin) James. Adored grandmother of Sara (Paul), Rob (Karen), Carolyn (Chris), Tim, Nicole (Chris), Andy (Inna), Kim (Mike), Cori (Ryan), Heather (Kevin) and Doug (Brianne) as well as 15 cherished great grandchildren.

Irene was born in Powell River, BC. She married Doug in 1944 and they moved to Toronto, Doug’s hometown. They raised their family in north Toronto.

In 1960 they first vacationed at Hutchinson's Cabins in Sandfield, Manitoulin Island. They never missed a year after that. Eventually they had a summer home built on Lake Manitou alongside the wonderful friends they had met there. They loved to have fun. Fishing, swimming, playing cards and entertaining filled them with joy. After Doug passed away at the age of 81 Irene moved to Manitoulin to be closer to both her eldest daughter, Sharon, and the place she loved best.

Irene was an avid and excellent bridge player and thoroughly enjoyed her bridge club time.  She loved to knit and sew and patiently taught her children and grandchildren so many of her skills. She loved people. She will be sadly missed, remembered with love and gratitude for the many wonderful years we got to spend with her.

Private service will be held in the spring.
In lieu of flowers a donation to the Wikwemikong Nursing Home New Building Fund  or Sandfield Merrymakers would be gratefully appreciated.

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Murray and Gloria Haner
   Posted Mon January 20, 2020
Heartfelt sympathy Sharon and family on the loss of your mother. Cherish the wonderful memories.

Ed & Sandra
   Posted Thu January 23, 2020
Sending our sympathy to you & Bob and family on the loss of your Mother.

Lois Williamson
   Posted Fri January 24, 2020
A life "well lived" is what we all strive for, isn't it? Rene certainly had that!
She always had time for a chat. What a wonderful legacy she leaves behind.
Sympathy to all her family.

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