Alsop, Irene

Private celebration of life will be held on Friday, April 3, 2020 at Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden. No public viewing. Interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery. Donations may be made in Irene's memory to either the Morden Activity Centre or CancerCare Manitoba Foundation.

Irene Alsop (nee Lechner)

1920 - 2020 

Irene Alsop, age 99, passed away peacefully with her beloved and caring daughter-in-law, Teresa by her side on Wednesday March 11, 2020 at Oakview Extendicare in Winnipeg, MB.

She was born Irene Lechner in 1920 in Morden, MB to Adolf and Mary Lechner. She married Doug Alsop and had three sons: Wayne, James, and Greg. Irene loved to visit her grandchildren, Philip, Karla, Becky, Jessica, Cristin, Tracy and Allie. Irene was predeceased by her husband, Doug, son, Greg, brothers, Albert, Jack, Leo, and Clarence and sister, Edna. 

Irene had a great love for travelling and enjoyed many adventures. She was known for her crafting abilities, especially her work with miniatures. When she resided at the Legion House in Morden, she was a regular “shuffler” at the Morden Activity Centre. During her time at Oakview she was noted for her participation in all activities and her cheerful smile. 

A Celebration of Life at 2:00 pm. on Friday April 3, 2020 at Wiebe Funeral Chapel in Morden. Interment will take place at the Hillside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Irene’s memory to the Morden Activity Centre or the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation. 

Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden

In care of arrangements


#1 Leanne Holmberg 2020-03-14 18:31
Jim, Jess, Becky & Cristin,

I was very sad to hear of your mom and grandmother’s passing. I have very fond memories of her visits to Tyndall and visiting her in Winnipeg many years ago. She was always very welcoming, cheerful and had a great sense of humour. My sincere condolences to you and your family. May she Rest In Peace.
#2 Michelle Duda 2020-03-16 15:23
Irene was a pleasure to have as one of our residents at the Legion Houses in Morden. She had a delightful sense of humour and was a very knowledgeable person. We all enjoyed her stories of bygone days!
#3 James Alsop 2020-03-25 16:20
From birth, my Mother has always been by my side. We have lived in different provinces and on different continents, and she has never been far. Mom remains by my side today, and for the rest of time.
Jim Alsop
#4 Elaine Lechner Hopfner 2020-03-28 00:31
We are so sorry to hear of Auntie Irene’s passing. She was always so kind and she had an infectious laugh and great sense of humour.
We send our sympathies to you and your families Wayne and James.
#5 Rebecca Alsop 2020-04-01 15:46
Grandma was always great company and had such a positive outlook. I have so many great memories of her. One of my favourites was our camping trip in Morden. It was wonderful that even in her 80s, she could go camping with us. We had a lot of laughs and a great time enjoying the hot summer days. I believe she enjoyed her life to the fullest.
#6 Cristin 2020-04-03 12:16
I will always remember our Grandma for her positive and cheerful disposition! She was also a great artist whom inspired me to follow in her footsteps. I am thankful for all the wonderful memories and that she was able to visit us here in Ontario to celebrate my wedding. Just yesterday I looked at a picture of Grandma and our family having fun at Becky’s pool following the dress rehearsal! Thank you Grandma. I love you very much.
#7 Don Minty 2020-04-03 13:57
Auntie Irene had a real zest for life and laughter. At family gatherings her laugh could be heard above all the other goings on. She took a real interest in the lives of her nieces and nephews and always took time to engage in conversation with us. Our sympathies to Wayne and James. Don and Sonja Minty

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