irene bouris 002BOURIS, Mrs. Irene (nee Kereliuk), of Sparta and formerly of Manitoba, passed away at her home on Thursday, February 7, 2013, in her 72nd year.  Mother of Michael Bouris of Vancouver, BC, and Amy Evens of St. Thomas.  Grandmother of Miles Evens of London, and Gabriel River Zay Bouris of Vancouver, BC.  Mother-in-law of Paul Evens of Atwood.  Also survived by 4 sisters, 4 brothers and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.  Born in Stuartburn Twp., MB, January 1, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Phillip  and Anastasia (nee Wepruk) Kereliuk.  Irene moved to Ontario from Manitoba in 1967 and to Sparta in 1992.  She was a Registered Nurse at LHSC, South Street Hospital, London.  Irene was a member of the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario, the Gerontological Nursing Association of Ontario, the Aylmer Horticultural Club, and the St. Thomas Field Naturalists.  In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place.  There will be a private interment in Ascension of Our Lord, Ukrainian Catholic Parish Cemetery, Sundown, MB, in the spring.  A memorial gathering to celebrate Irene’s life will be held in the Rodney Hall of Knox Presbyterian Church, 55 Hincks Street, St. Thomas on Friday, February 15th from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Memorial donations to the St. Thomas Field Naturalists gratefully acknowledged.  Arrangements entrusted to the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160).

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