Irene Alice Mary Schnell



It is with deep sorrow that the Schnell family announces the passing of Irene Schnell on August 9, 2023. Irene was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was born on December 22, 1933, in Radville, SK., to William and Yvonne Bouchard. Irene found joy in various activities such as cooking, playing golf, knitting, and socializing with friends. She actively participated in her community at Trinity Manor, engaging in card games and other social events.

Irene was preceded in death by her devoted husband of 65 years, Leland, and their son Gary, as well as her sisters Rose Berger and Ellen Stoughton, and her brother Alec Bouchard. Additionally, she mourned the loss of her in-laws, including Ralph and Mary (Lee’s parents), Jim, Guy, and Audrey Schnell, Ben Berger, and Lionel Bourassa. Irene leaves behind cherished memories for her children: daughter Lee Ann Thickson and her son Connor (Brooklyn), son Craig (Yadis) and their children Errol, Rachelle (Brandon), Mellissa, Frania, and Marieke and their children Brixton, Laiken, Holt, Tyson, Jonah, Emmett, and August. Geralyn, daughter-in-law, and her children Owen (Amanda) and their sons Theo and Cole, and Molly; son Kelly (Jo Ann) and Brandon; son Tom (Lisa) and their children Amy (Jemahl) and their daughters Neala and Lilah, Nicholas, Riley (Brittany), and Joshua. Irene will also be dearly remembered by her siblings, Rita Bourassa, Jean (Abe) Harder, Aurlie (Bill) Hodges, Ken Bouchard, and Joanne (Brian) Bates, as well as her brother and sisters-in-law Don Stoughton, Betty Bouchard, Maureen (Stan) Pielak, Cecile Schnell, and many nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service to honor Irene’s life will be held on August 18, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. at Speers Funeral Chapel, located at 2136 College Avenue, Regina, SK, in the chapel. For those who wish to offer condolences or view the livestream of the service, please visit Irene’s tribute page at http://www.speersfuneralchapel.com.

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