ALMA IRENE PLAYDON
Born In: Trail, British Columbia, Canada
Born: March 16th, 1926
Passed in: Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
Passed on: August 21st, 2012
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Alma Irene Playdon, nee Liness, long-time resident of Nelson, B.C. and five year resident of Kamloops, B.C.
Born in Trail on March 16, 1926, Irene spent her early years in Grand Forks and Retallack before the family settled in Nelson.
After a lengthy courtship, Irene married Clifford Playdon on September 1, 1948. They were happily married for 52 years.
Irene was a quiet, reserved woman who enjoyed listening to others. She participated in many activities and had a flair for winning any new game she tried. Her working career included retail sales positions at Sweet 16, MacLeods, Eatons and Sears.
In her later years Irene went on an Alaskan cruise, traveled across Canada and took her children with her on a cruise of the Hawaiian Islands. She is the Grand Matriarch of the Playdon Cup Reunion Tournament which has occurred annually since 1977.
Irene leaves behind her four children: Sharon (George) Torrans, Linda (Bill) Hood, Jean Playdon, Clifford (Alison) Playdon; eleven grandchildren: Jennifer (Kirt), Jeffrey (Edi), Carmen (Matthew), Vicki, Elenore, Jack, Patrick, Lucas (Jaclyn), Stephanie, Alex, and Carolyn; six great grandsons: Ryley, Adam, Justin, Joseph, Victor and Henry with another great grandchild due in December.
Irene was always a lady in manner and appearance. She is dearly loved and will be missed always.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Hamlets @ Westsyde, 3255 Overlander Drive, Westsyde, Kamloops, B.C. at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 26th, Pastor Jeff Torrans presiding.
Words of condolence may be expressed at www.schoenings.com.
Should friends so desire, donations may be made to the I.O.D.E. (Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire) 670 Baker Street, Nelson, B.C. V1L 4J4.
Interment at Nelson Memorial Cemetery on Tuesday, August 28th, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Family and friends are welcome to attend.