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Dorothy "Gretna" Irwin
September 1, 1922 - December 9, 2015
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<div itemprop="description">On December 9, 2015 Gretna Irwin passed away at age 93.<br />She is survived by her husband of 67 years, William &ldquo;Bill&rdquo;, and her two sons, Douglas (Yolande), and Gordon (Marie-Pierre), grandsons Shaun, Bruce (Donna), and great grandson Blake, brother-in-law Lisle, as well as her nieces Gretna (Pat), Linda (Jan) and Maxine (Gord), nephews Kevin (Bets), Jake (Veronika) and their families. In addition to her parents and older sisters, Gretna was predeceased by her daughter-in-law Veronica. <br /><br />She touched all of the family with her sense of honesty, fairness, and sense of family tempered with a strong will and determination. Her abiding quality for practicality was something she brought to any situation or circumstance. She especially loved family meals together on special occasions when a display of favorite goodies could be presented and enjoyed by all.<br /><br />The family wishes to extend their thanks and deep appreciation to all of the staff at Sherwood Care in Sherwood Park for their compassion and loving care for Gretna over the past three years.<br /><br />At her request the family will have a private celebration of her life on December 15, 2015.<br />In lieu of flowers, or other tributes, donations can be made to the charity of the donor&rsquo;s choice.<br /><br /></div>