On Tuesday, January 12, 2016, in the comfort of her beautiful home and surrounded by the love of her family, Irene Marie Obst of Lodgepole, Alberta passed away. Irene will be forever be lovingly remembered by her husband of 44 years, Jerry; children, Eren (Al) Bauman of St. Albert and Justin (Nicole) of Eckville; grandchildren, Tyler, Raeann, Lucas, Claire and Natalie; brothers, Allan, Ken and Jim (Roxann); sisters, Norma, Myrna (Charlie), Margorie (Harvey), Linda (Ken) and Jan, as well as several extended family and friends. Irene is predeceased by her parents, Ethel and Carl Gusek; brothers, Raymond and Leonard and sisters, Jean and Carol. For those who so desire, memorial contributions in honour of Irene may be made directly to Drayton Valley Health Services Foundation – CT4DV, 4550 Madsen Avenue, Drayton Valley, Alberta T7A 1N8. The Obst family extends their deepest appreciation to Dr. Gossmann, the Drayton Valley Home Care team, and all the staff at Cross Cancer Institute for the care provided to Irene throughout her illness.