TOPLIS – Irene Christopher, 92, of Milton, Queens County, passed away peacefully in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool on Monday, March 19th, 2012.
Born in Grand Prairie, AB, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Winnifred (Christopher) Freeman.
Irene graduated from Normal College in 1939 and taught school for over 40 years until her retirement in 1980. She was a life member of Milton Baptist Church and a founding member of the Queens Quilters. She was a member of the Gorham Chapter of the I.O.D.E. and past member of Arbutus Chapter # 30 Order of the Eastern Star.
She is survived by her son John (Elsa) of Milton and grandchildren, Kevin and Joanne (Terry), as well as step-grandchildren Shawn (Heather) and Krista (David); step-great-granddaughter Gracie Baker and a nephew Murray Freeman of Blockhouse.
She was predeceased by her husband John, infant sister Ruth and her brother William.
Visitation will be Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 from 7 until 9 p.m. in Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. Funeral service will be Friday, March 23rd, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in Milton Baptist Church. Reverend Corey Pickens officiating. Reception to follow in the church vestry. Burial to be held at a later date, following cremation. Family flowers only, donations may be made to Milton Baptist Church Memorial Fund. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
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