Obituary of Irene Gladys Durnford
It is with great sadness the family of Irene Durnford of Fortune announce her passing at Burin Peninsula Health Care Center on Monday, October 31, 2022 at the age of 51 years.
Leaving to mourn with precious memories parents Samuel & Elizabeth Durnford of Fortune; brothers Edward Durnford (Sonja) of St. John's, Ross Durnford (Rachel) of Fortune, niece Rebecca Durnford, nephew Robin Durnford, special friend Sylvia Smith, Caregiver Denise Skinner a large circle of nieces, nephews and other family and friends.
Predeceased by grandparents George and Irene Harris, Allan and Gladys Durnford.
If you had to define what Irene was to all of us as a friend you would use words like dedication, commitment, and honesty. Everyone got their best version of Irene every time. She considered everyone her best friend. Her family was her life. Especially her mom and dad! She loved her niece Rebecca and nephew Robin and their dog like her own children.
Irene was well known for her contagious smile and laughter. Always the life of the party and for the most part the hostess with the mostest!!
In Irene’s younger days she played a lot of sports mainly soccer and softball. She was involved in a lot of committees in high school but loved being part of the Drama club.
After high school Irene went to university and got her diploma in Dental Assistant.
Irene left Newfoundland after that and lived in Brooks Alberta for several years where she worked and shared many good times with friends.
She also moved to Red Lake, Ontario with her best friend Sylvia for a short time but like most of us Newfoundlanders we find our way home.
Irene had a few health issues over the past few years but it never stopped her from doing what she needed to do or showing up for friends and family when they needed her.
Irene’s memory will live on in our hearts forever.
In keeping with Irene's wishes cremation will take after the Visitation.
Family will be accepting visitors From Serenity Funeral Home, Grand bank on Wednesday from 2-4pm & 7-9pm and Thursday 10am-12pm, 2-4pm, 7-9pm.
Funeral service will take place on Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 2pm at All Saints Anglican Church Fortune with inurnment following at All Saints Anglican Cemetery Fortune.
Donations in Irene's memory may be made to the family.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, Burin.
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In Loving Memory
1971 - 2022
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