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296 Isabella Street
Pembroke, ON K8A 5S9
Phone: 613-735-5711
Fax: 613-735-6228
Irene Blimkie

Irene Blimkie (Friske)

Sunday, January 29th, 1922 - Sunday, December 2nd, 2018
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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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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Murphy Funeral Home
    296 Isabella Street
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  • Second Visitation

    Thursday, December 6th, 2018 | 11:00am - 12:30pm
    Thursday, December 6th, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
    Murphy Funeral Home
    296 Isabella Street
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  • Service

    Thursday, December 6th, 2018 | 1:00pm
    Thursday, December 6th, 2018 1:00pm
    Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
    Lourdesview Drive
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    Rev. Fr. Stephen Helferty
  • Interment

    St. Columba's Cemetery,
    Bruham Avenue and TV Tower Road
    Laurentian Valley, ON K8A 6W5
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  • Reception

    Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall
    Lourdesview Drive
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Posted at 09:47am
I only just recently learned of my aunt Irene’s passing - had just sent a Christmas card in the usual large letters that hopefully she could read. Her macular degeneration was so confining and depressing for her but, in our phone conversations over the years, she always retained her delightful sense of humour and curiosity. She had a beautiful smile and ready laughter. I have fond memories of playing cribbage with her and uncle Clarence - the tease. They were a fun, loving couple. He left too soon. My husband Abdul, and I and our children, Ashley and Adam, send our warmest condolences to her children, Ron, Helen and Gail and their family. Cousin, Theresa Jiwa ( née Wagner)

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Posted at 12:43pm
We are deeply saddened by your loss and our thoughts are with you and your family. Gail, please remember that we are always here for you.

Leonard Curry

Posted at 09:30pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Cherish the memories.
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Cathy Harris Dickson

Posted at 06:14pm
I am saddened to hear of Aunt Irene’s passing. I have very fond memories of her visiting in Belleville with my mom! I am away this week and am unavailable to attend her funeral. Know that I am thinking of her and all of her family.


Posted at 07:28am
I am so saddened to hear of the passing of Aunt Irene. My heart and prayers go out to the whole family. I will always remember her laughter and quick responses. She always made me smile and I have very fond memories. She was a special lady and I am sure you will have lots of those memories to hold on to and she will never be far. Hugs out to you all. While I cannot be with you this week I will be holding you all in my thoughts. Your cousin, Cindy

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