Lela Doris Irvine
August 11, 1932 ~ September 18, 2010
Lela Doris Irvine passed away after a ten-month battle with cancer on September 18, 2010 in Creston, BC at the age of 78 years.
Lela was born on August 11, 1932 to parents Nellie and Eugene Roope in Lethbridge, AB. She married Bill Irvine in 1954 and they had three children.
Lela served as Mayor of the Town of Creston from 1985 to 1999. Lela was the recipient of many awards including the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award, The Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal, the Rotary Paul Harris Fellowship, and an Honorary Associates of Art Degree from College of the Rockies. She was chairperson, director and member of numerous boards and committees locally and provincially. Lela’s tireless dedication, drive and energy enriched Creston and everyone who knew her. In her spare time, Lela was a part of the Eastern Star and helped to create and maintain handi-capable housing.
Lela was predeceased by her brother, Ernest and her mother Mary Ellen Roope.
She will be dearly missed by her loving husband Bill; sons Bill and Scott; daughter Susan; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two sisters, Aleen and Margaret and her brother Leroy.
A Celebration of Life Service was held on Thursday September 23, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at the Trinity United Church with Lorraine Doeleman officiating.
Interment of Ashes followed the service at the Forest Lawn Cemetery, Erickson, BC.
Friends wishing to make a memorial contribution may do so to the Irvine House, Box 237, Creston, BC, V0B 1G0, in remembrance of Lela Irvine – to support urgent needs.