It is with great sadness and much love that we say goodbye to our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother Irene Thomas who went peacefully home to be with her beloved Saviour on January 20, 2020 at the age of 94 years.
Her memory will be cherished by her three sons in England David, John and James Lippiatt and families; her daughter Jeanette Wittkowski of Edmonton and family; her step-daughter Elaine Shaw of Almonte, ON and family; the family of her late step-son Stuart Thomas, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Irene was predeceased by her parents Robert and Elizabeth Kirkby; spouses Sylvester Lippiatt (d. 1962) and Paul Thomas (d. 1996); step-son Owen Thomas; daughter-in-law Angela Lippiatt-Varley; son-in-law Dietrich Wittkowski; siblings Una, Bobby, Ruth, Sam and Pearl, and many cousins.
A visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. on January 28, 2020 at Serenity Funeral Service, 5311 91 St, Edmonton. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on January 29, 2020 at Glenwood Memorial Gardens, 52356 Range Road 232 Sherwood Park, followed by a memorial service at 11:30 a.m. at Knox Evangelical Free Church, 8403 104 St, Edmonton.
The family would like to thank Dr. E. B. Toane, AHS Home Care, We Care Home Health Services and others for their care and support of Irene while living at home with family. We also wish to express gratitude to AHS EMS, Strathcona Community Hospital, Sturgeon Community Hospital and Capital Care Norwood.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice.