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Irene Florence Miller (Kroening)

July 1, 1920 - October 11, 2015


Surrounded by her children, Irene passed away peacefully Sunday, October 11, 2015, at the age of 95.

Irene will be lovingly remembered by her children: Barbara (Brent) Green, Heather (Marvin) Bjornstad, Ken (Maureen) Miller and Richard Miller; grandchildren: Jeff, Kevin, Leanne, Kara, Julie, David, Colin, Paul (Renee) and Tegan: great-grandchild, Alexa: numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Mike and Martha Kroening: siblings, Richard, Alfred and Dorothy.

Irene was born and raised in Lamont, Alberta. She valued life-long learning, earning her teaching certificate at “Normal” School, her degree in Household Economics at the University of Alberta, and later her Dental Assistant Certification. She worked in each of these fields.

Irene spent most of her adult life in Elk Point. She loved being in her garden and was truly happy when she was cooking in her kitchen. Renowned for her baking, she was really in her element at Thanksgiving and Christmas! Irene volunteered in many capacities for organizations in her community and church.

She will be remembered for her inner strength, her energy, her love for her children and grandchildren, and for doing things right the first time!

The family extends sincere thanks to Dr, Harmse, and to St. Paul Extendicare Director of Care Bernie Kozicky, and to the staff, for their care of Irene.

A Memorial Service to celebrate Irene’s life will be conducted by Reverend Ann McGrath at the Elk Point United Church on Monday, October 26 at 2 p.m. If desired, donations can be made to the Bissell Center c/o 5626 – 51 Street, St. Paul, AB T0A 3A1

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From: Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel Staff

Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Gary and Sharon Algot
Relation: Friend of family

To Irene’s family. Our sympathy to you all. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time
Sharon and Gary

From: Thomas Kondla
Relation: Long time in same community

My sincere condolences to the entire Miller family and extended family. Irene was a very well known and appreciated member of the Elk Point community for as long as I can remember. May she rest in peace.

From: Eugene & Gwenythe Gauthier
Relation: Friend

Sending our sympathies To Irene’s family!! Our prayers are with you all at this sad time!!

From: Julie Boyko
Relation: teacher

Irene was the best Home Economics teacher I ever had. My condolences to all.

From: Sharon Goodman-Popowich
Relation: friend..caregiver

With deep sympathy I send condolences to the family. Irene was a fine lady, and even in illness continued to value family and the love of others. Continue to remember all the great and wonderful things about Irene. So very sorry for your loss, she is in a much better place now.

From: virginia mudryk
Relation: friend

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Miller family, I did your mothers hair for many years, we share many good stories and laughter together.
Virginia and Emil Mudryk

From: Karon and Wayne Hanson
Relation: Friends

Our sincere condolences, our thoughts and prayers are will all the family. Rest in peace Irene.

From: Alvin and Claudia Johnston
Relation: Family friend and colleague

Our condolences and best wishes to the family at this difficult time, and loss of a loved one. We enjoyed our working relationship with Irene at F. G. Miller High School in Elk Point.
To Heather, Ken and Richard, it was my honor and pleasure to teach you in your High School program.
Although many years have passed, we have not forgotten the quality years we were able to spend in Elk Point, and our friendship with the Miller family.
To the best of my knowledge, Irene very proud of her children and their accomplishments. She always spoke positively of you. May you have positive memories of the fine lady we knew so well, your mother.

Alvin and Claudia Johnston

From: Roberta Stasyk
Relation: Relationship - How did you know the deceased?

My sincere condolences to Barb & Brent, Heather & Marvin, Ken & Maureen, Richard, and all her grandchildren and her great-grandchild. I very much enjoyed having your mom and grandmother as my teacher for many years. It probably felt like extra long years to her, as she had to give extra help to this lefty with my knitting and cross-stitching. She taught me and many, many others well – I still think of her when I make a white sauce 🙂 She didn’t just teach me to make a white sauce or sew an apron – she taught me that you always do your best, even if it’s just a white sauce or an apron. She was a pillar of our community and our church, and Elk Point was a much better place to live because of her numerous contributions over decades. I hope your many memories bring you comfort at this sad time.
Hugs, Roberta

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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
October 26, 2015
Beginning at 2:00pm

Elk Point United Church

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