Irene Meades Russell (Hunt) (1918 - 2008)

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Birthplace: Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Death: Died in Fort Frances, ON, Canada
Cause of death: Old Age
Occupation: Retired
Managed by: Arik Vladimir Russell
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About Irene Meades Russell (Hunt)

For the past several years, Irene resided at Rainycrest Long-Term Care in Fort Frances. She was born Irene Hunt on April 6, 1918 in Winnipeg, Man. Her family moved to the Fort Frances area in the 1920s. Irene was known for her strong work ethic and business savvy. She began her career with Rusty Myers Flying Service in 1956 as a short-order cook at the luncheon counter. She worked her way up to secretary, office manager, and finally owner/operator. During this time, she proudly promoted tourism in Northwestern Ontario. In 1990, Irene sold the business and retired. Irene had a heart full of compassion and after retirement found her true calling—volunteerism. She served countless hours on the Rainycrest auxiliary, hospital auxiliary, and the Arthritis Foundation. She always could be counted on to lend a helping hand. Irene loved to read and knit, and could do both at the same time. No matter where she was, her knitting project was always close by. Family members were blessed over the years with her beautiful creations that will be cherished for years to come --------------------

Irene resided at Rainycrest Long-Term Care in Fort Frances.

She was born Irene Hunt on April 6, 1918 in Winnipeg, Man. Her family moved to the Fort Frances area in the 1920s. Irene was known for her strong work ethic and business savvy. She began her career with Rusty Myers Flying Service in 1956 as a short-order cook at the luncheon counter. She worked her way up to secretary, office manager, and finally owner/operator. During this time, she proudly promoted tourism in Northwestern Ontario. In 1990, Irene sold the business and retired. Irene had a heart full of compassion and after retirement found her true calling—volunteerism. She served countless hours on the Rainycrest auxiliary, hospital auxiliary, and the Arthritis Foundation. She always could be counted on to lend a helping hand. Irene loved to read and knit, and could do both at the same time. No matter where she was, her knitting project was always close by. Family members were blessed over the years with her beautiful creations that will be cherished for years to come. She was predeceased by her parents, William and Mabel (Dirkin) Hunt; daughter, Elizabeth Mae (Russell) Peterson; grandsons, Jamie and Randy Russell; and brothers, Gordon and Brian Hunt. She is survived, and will be deeply missed, by her sons, Bill (Helen Bodnerchuk) Russell of Bradenton, Fla. and Allan (Mary Hartje) Russell of Andover, Mn., and daughter, Lori (Jim) Lyman of International Falls, Mn.; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and sister, Dorothy Sutton of Thunder Bay, Ont.

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Irene Russell (Hunt)'s Timeline

1918
April 6, 1918
Winnipeg, MB, Canada
1936
1936
Age 17
1940
1940
Age 21
Timmins, ON, Canada
1982
1982
Age 63
1982
Age 63
2008
September 4, 2008
Age 90
Fort Frances, ON, Canada
September 11, 2008
Age 90
Fort Frances, ON, Canada