1919 - 2019
Irene Esther Feist, beloved wife of the late Phillip Feist, passed away peacefully in Lethbridge on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at the age of 99 years.
Relatives and friends were invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 - 48 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, March 28, 2019 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.
The Funeral Service was held at Knox United Church, 4929 - 50 Avenue, Taber on Friday, March 29, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. Burial followed at the Taber Memorial Garden.
Irene is survived by her eight children Ken (Lorna) Feist of Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Lorraine Church of Taber, Wayne (Pearl) Feist of Brooks, Dorothy (George) Palmer of Vauxhall, Robert (Barbara) Feist of Nobleford, Donna (George) Hanke of Brooks, David (Teresa) Feist of Picture Butte and Ida (Mark) Jensen of Claresholm; twenty eight grandchildren, fifty five great grandchildren and thirty eight great great grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Phillip Feist; grandchildren Mark Feist, Les Feist, Fred Palmer and Chad Feist; sons-in-law Ron Hanke and Leroy Church; sisters and their husbands Hazel (Edward) Hogan, Mildred (Sam) Feist and Lois (Nels) Stanley as well as numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in law, nieces and nephews.
Irene was born in Harris, Saskatchewan on July 19, 1919, the third daughter of four born to Milton and Ida Ryan. On October 4, 1943 she married the love of her life Phillip Feist. They farmed east of Zealandia, Saskatchewan. In 1954 they moved to Hays, where they farmed until 1994 when they retired to Taber. After Phillip’s passing in 2000, Irene moved to Homestead Manor. In 2011 she moved to Clearview Lodge where she has resided until the time of her passing.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Irene’s name may be made directly to the Clearview Lodge Resident Council, 4730 - 50 Avenue, Taber, Alberta T1G 1N6.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff at Clearview Lodge for the exceptional care they gave Mum.