Peacefully at Carleton Place Terrace on Sunday December 2, 2018 at the age of 97 years. Irene Blimkie (nee Friske), formerly of Pembroke, beloved wife of the late Clarence Blimkie. Loved and cherished mother of Ronald Blimkie (Frances), Ottawa, Helen Bergsma (Bill), Carleton Place and Gail Lacombe (Patrick), Stittsville. Loving grandma to Steven, Christina (Chris Smith), Paul, Shane (Kristin), Leanne Duguay (Stephane), Heather and Shannon and great grandchildren Mackenzie, Skylar, Liam, Violet and Émilie.. Irene is the last surviving child of 15 of the late John and Mary Friske of Dacre. Sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to share their memories of Irene with her family during visitation at the MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, 296 Isabella Street, Pembroke on Wednesday 7 - 9 p.m. and after 11:00 a.m. Thursday. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday December 6th at 1:00 p.m. in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Lourdesview Drive Pembroke. Interment St. Columba’s Cemetery. In memory of Irene donations to the CNIB or the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation would be appreciated.
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