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Kelly Phillips posted a condolence
Dear Tom, I was shocked to read of Irene's passing. Irene was a wonderful person and always ready to lend a helping hand or ear to listen. Please accept my deepest sympathy. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Kelly
Don Bond posted a condolence
I knew Irene much too short a time as a member of our Tuesday Al-Anon group. I so appreciated her presence and her honesty in sharing. I'm truly shocked to learn of untimely passing. She was truly compassionate when my wife passed away in March. May she rest in Peace.
Lisa L posted a condolence
Tom - I am very saddened to hear of Irene's untimely passing.....may she be 'riding in the sky' now.....
Robert & Barbara Strangfeld posted a condolence
Irene's compassion and caring for all living beings brought much joy and light into our lives. We enjoyed her company so much and especially loved her caring emails that she thoughtfully sent to people she knew almost every day - it was indeed a ministry of caring. We have many wonderful memories of Irene at group gatherings in Canada at our mutual friend's, Frank Demuth, cottage. The world is a better place because of Irene. We consider it an honor to have known her.
Leslie Sue (Baker) Partington posted a condolence
I remember Irene from years ago--happy, sweet, kind, a beautiful soul. I'm not surprised that she donated her organs--that really sums it up--a person of compassion and kindness beyond words. Sleep well old friend. Amen.
Barb and Elizabeth Neznek posted a condolence
I've seen fire and I've seen rain I've seen sunny days that I thought would never end I've seen lonely times when I could not find a friend But I always thought that I'd see you again
Larissa Wasyl posted a condolence
Thank you for being so kind and caring to my horses, for proving a place to escape during law school, and most importantly... for being a friend... you will be missed by so many people and animals...
Michele Parker posted a condolence
I am so glad that I got to know Irene for the past 3 years. She had become a dear friend and I am really going to miss her. My deepest sympathies to Tom and all of Irene's family. May she rest in peace.
Mitzi Summers posted a condolence
Dear Tom, I feel so fortunate that I got to meet Irene and count her as a new friend-if only for a little while.There are some people you meet who are so special right away, and Irene was one of them. I will always remember her love and empathy for horses and people.
Ruth Brown posted a condolence
Irene was an amazing woman. Her strength, love, compassion and enthusiasm were unbounded. When she invited me out to the farm, it was not because she needed a hand, it was because she knew I loved horses. When working with the rescued horses, she would always say â€œWe teach them to make good choices.â€� I use that phrase all the time. (and not just with horses!) I will miss you, my friend!
Colleen Affinito posted a condolence
We just had one meeting, one impression, one chance. But beyond the veil, there is still work to be done, and I'm pretty sure she's doing it. My deepest sympathies to her loved ones. May your very best memories build a bridge to peaceful tomorrows.
Julie posted a condolence
May you rest in the arms of the Angels. Thank you for all your kindness to my kids. You will be missed.
Jeanette Ayers posted a condolence
I met Irene this past summer at her farm during a riding clinic. I liked her immediately. She was so warm and welcoming. I was looking forward to getting to know her better. For some reason we don't understand, God needed her in heaven.
Nelva Teabout posted a condolence
Tom, I am so sorry to hear that Irene is gone. We shared some good talks and thoughts together when she was around our gatherings in Johnstown. A few years ago she gave me a Christmas Angel that she thought looked like me.I still have that angel on display in my house. Now it will take on a new meaning as it will always be there as a reminder of her and the time we spent together. Sorry she is gone. Nelva
Wendy W posted a condolence
Last evening , I was informed of Irene's death. I must confess that the news took my breath away. Irene and I were school friends. We often were in the same high school classes and we graduated together on June 22, 1975. I was to her home and she to mine as our school years passed. A few summers ago, we met at a gathering for all of the Class of 1975 to celebrate our 50th birthdays. We " reconnected" right away! May God bless Irene's spirit and provide you with peace!
Theresa Mort posted a condolence
Tom, I was so shocked and deeply saddened to hear of Irene's sudden passing. As you know, I understand all too well the devastating loss of a spouse and will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. My experience has shown me that time heals. I take comfort in knowing Irene lived her dream with you and the horses.
Nina and Paul Bellinger posted a condolence
Dear Tom and family, It is with great sadness that we express our condolensces to you. Irene was a horse lover of the highest level and continually gave back to horses in need. Easy Street Rescue received many referrals from her with the latest just six weeks ago, which resulted in the adoption of Stormy. Stormy is now with a very loving couple whom fell in love with Stormy at first site, thanks to Irene. Thank you, Irene, for all that you did and all that you gave. We know you are now in God's pastures riding our Thor and Babe.
Laurie and Kevin posted a condolence
Heike, We were so sorry to hear about Irene and Steve. Please know that we are here for you if you need us. I'm sure we will be talking with you soon... Love, Laurie and Kevin.
Hudson NY reader posted a condolence
Thoughts and conolences on the passing of your loved one.The obit really touched me as this lady certainly is to be admired. I also read the loss of her sibling and express my sadness to the family. Prayers to all of you as you cope with your loss and celebrate the lives of those who have passed. My mom was an Anatomocal Gift Donor at ALMC and I admire your loved one's organ donor decision.
Tante Tish & Onkel Hermann posted a condolence
May time accomplish what no words can do. May the comfort of friends and family be your strenght now and in the days ahead. Caring thoughts are with you.
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Tuesday, December 17, 2013