SMITH: Irene Marie (nee) Ryerse of Port Dover

SMITH, ISmith Irenerene Marie (nee Ryerse), of Port Dover, passed away at Norfolk General Hospital on Sunday, February 16, 2014, surrounded by the love of her family in her 78th year. Predeceased by her companion Fred Iliffe. Loving mother and mother-in-law of Penny and Fred Long of Port Dover, Charlene and Mike O’Keefe of Petawawa and Deborah of Simcoe. Cherished grandmother of Matthew, Shelby, Tara, Justin, Lindsey, Janice, Jason, Christopher, Trevor and Samantha and numerous great-grandchildren. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Lorne Ryerse and Shirley Kennington of Port Dover, Shirley Coulson of Port Dover and Bill Lediard of Port Dover. Irene was predeceased by her son Doug Long, grandson Darrin, and sister Helen Sayles. She spent many years working in the fishing industry and at Dover Cliffs Nursing Home. Irene was a RCL Volunteer for many years.  She will be fondly remembered and deeply missed by her family. Friends are invited to meet with the family to share their memories of Irene for visitation at THOMPSON WATERS FUNERAL HOME, 102 First Ave., Port Dover (519) 583-1530 on Wednesday, February 19, 2014  from 7 pm to 9 pm (evening only). A Service to Celebrate Irene’s life will be held in the funeral home Chapel on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 11 am, followed by cremation. The Reverend Frank Walker officiating. For those wishing, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Crohns and Colitis Foundation would be greatly appreciated. On-line donations and/or condolences can be made at

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