Irene Gertrude Barrett (Hogan) Fox, Age 91, passed into the arms of her Saviour, Jesus Christ on November 18, 2020 at Pioneer Ridge with family by her side.
Irene was born on July 14, 1929, in the village of Hymers (founded by her Grandfather George Hymers). She grew up in South Gillies along with her nine sisters and three brothers. In her late teens, she worked as a domestic for two local doctors. In 1950 she married Harry Hogan and took up residence in West Loon where they were blessed with two sons and two daughters. Harry predeceased Irene in 1961. She later married Eric Fox and they became the proud parents of two more girls. Her family was her main interest and after they were on their own, she volunteered for four years at Arc Industries before being hired for four more years. She loved scrabble and played many games during her senior years. Eric and Irene celebrated their 50th anniversary on September 11, 2012.
Irene is survived by husband Eric, daughter Linda, her family Becky (Terrence), Carl (Erin), Beth, Janelle, JoHanna, Mimi, Maeson, by son Dennis (Ellie), his family Tracy (Grant), Luke (Anna), Greg (Annie), Jerry (Shelly), Spencer, Lochlan, Hannah, Levi, Jessica, Ashton, Brooklyn, Judah, Mary-Anne, David, Joel, by son Keith (Grace), his family Bradey (Vanessa), Andrew (Sarah), Ben (Kimberly), Emma, Karter, Kolton, Linden, by daughter Bev, her family Simon (Jessica), Tyler (Ashley), Kaelynn, Braelynn, Hannah, by daughter Susan (Cliff), her family Mandi, Josh, Coby, by daughter Sandra (Bill), her family Chase, Brock (Michelle), her four siblings Hazel (Herby), Sharon (Harry), Winnie, Everett (Sylvia), in-laws Leonard and Alice, along with numerous extended family.
Besides Harry, she was predeceased by her parents William and Laura (Hymers) Barrett, 2 brothers, 6 sisters, 5 brothers-in-law, 1 sister-in-law and son-in-laws Carl and Tom.
The family would like to extend their deep appreciation and gratitude to her friends and staff at both St. Joe’s and Pioneer Ridge.
A private invitation only Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 in the Chapel of Sargent & Son Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m. Those who wished to attend the service via livestream can do so by visiting the Sargent & Son Facebook page. Friends are invited to attend the visitation on Monday, November 23, 2020 from 5-7 p.m. in Sargent & Son Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations will be welcomed by the Pass Lake Fire Department (PLFD01@gmail.com). Wearing of masks or face coverings by everyone and maintaining social distancing of 6 feet is mandatory for those attending the services. Online condolences may be made at www.sargentandson.com.