Jay Gatsby

Irene Pinnell

- November 07, 2017

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Irene passed away on Nov. 7 at Royal University Hospital at the age of 96. She is survived by daughter Lynda Neudorf, son Lawrence (Bev) Pinnell; 5 grandchildren, Angie, Erin, Darin (Tanya), Lisa (Brent), and Danene; 7 great-grandchildren, Tanner, Logan, Megan, Cole, Emily, Landon, and Andrew, and numerous extended family of nieces, nephews and their families. She was predeceased by her husband Sydney (1997), daughter Darlene (2007), grandson Duane (1989), and all her 7 brothers and sisters, Stella, Luella, Viola, Amy, Tony, Joyce, and Shirley. She was born at St. Boswell, Sask. on Aug 23, 1921, schooled in Wartime and married Sydney in 1943. They farmed and raised their family at Lucky Lake until moving to Saskatoon in 1996. Her life was full and involved as she had a passion for music, history, writing, church, gardening and her family. Most of all she loved people. She loved her time with the Red Hat Society, and when she turned 90 she joined the Century Club in Saskatoon. She was proud to be given the 1990 Volunteer Recognition Award for Heritage Conservation for her work in publishing “A Tree Grows on the Prairie”. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the charity of your choice.

Funeral Details

The funeral service will be held on Monday, Nov. 13 at 1:00 pm at Saskatoon Funeral Home at 338 - 4th Avenue North, Saskatoon conducted by Rev. George Yando. Refreshments will follow the service at the W.A. Edwards Family Centre and a private family interment will follow.

Condolence Messages

Gary&Shirley Wright

Written November 13, 2017 from Lucky Lake , SK.

So sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. She was always such great and friendly neighbour and will always be remembered fondly in our hearts. Sorry we were unable to attend her service. Please accept our condolences.

Allan and Linda Vindeg

Written November 13, 2017 from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Our condolences to the family. I had several conversations with Irene in early October, when my Mom passed. We talked of the times our families got together while on the farm and the times when Ann stayed with you in the winter. She was a great lady and will be missed by all who knew her.

Carolyn Fawcett

Written November 13, 2017 from Vanderhoof , BC

Auntie Irene was our last living aunt and was very special to us. She flew from Saskatchewan to B.C. At the age of 89 to be with us when our Mother (Viola Marguerite)
Ellingsen (nee Pennell) died at the age of 90. She would sit and play the piano As a comfort for us.

Auntie Irene had a cheerful, positive, upbeat personality, yet she had a real burden for
Lost souls in a World that seems to be filled with increasing violence. She was a prayer warrior and was faithful to The Lord until the end of her life here on earth.

She took an interest in our lives and was quick to ask about our families calling them by name! She was so interesting to talk to and had a keen knowledge of the farming life and understood the "ups and Downs" Of it all

We will miss her Christmas Card or phone call this year as she will be spending her 1st Christmas in Heaven. We look forward to a wonderful reunion some day when this life is Ore. She has entered into her "Rest"
Our condolence to the family of Irene
Love Carolyn, Eric, Margaret and Earl and Families.

Maureen Squire

Written November 10, 2017 from Courtenay , BC

My husband Chris and I are very sorry to hear of Auntie Irene's passing. Though I didn't know her very well she was always very kind to me when we did meet. It's sad to see the passing of a whole generation of a family. Please accept our heartfelt condolences.