Irene BEDDOES (nee Hehr)

Obituary of Irene B. BEDDOES (nee Hehr)

January 17, 1932 – February 1, 2020 

Irene B. Beddoes, beloved wife of the late Donald Beddoes, of Airdrie, AB, passed away on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at the age of 88 years.

Irene was born on the Hehr family farm near Crossfield, AB. She married Donald in 1959. She was a member of the Crossfield Baptist Church and always enjoyed volunteering in the nursery holding and playing with the babies. Irene accomplished much through her life and was particularly proud of her children, grandchildren and great-granddaughter. Irene enjoyed all sorts of handicrafts and loved the challenge of learning a new craft.  She was a very accomplished cook, quilter and could often be seen knitting or crocheting items for charity. Irene and Don enjoyed many winters golfing in Phoenix.

Irene is survived by daughter Marj Sutherland and her husband Earl, their children, Drew (Alyssa) and daughter Rory, Alix (Shan Claydon), and Jaye; daughter Marlene Cox and her husband Peter, and their children, Emily and Michelle (Ben Moody). Irene is also survived by siblings, Roy Hehr, Freda Tilleman, Ruth Berreth and Florence Boquist; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and her close friend Darlene Hehr. Irene was predeceased by her husband Don in 2009; her infant son Gordon in 1970; her siblings, Mervin Hehr and Stan Hehr; and her dear friend Carole Timmons.

Funeral Services will be held at the Crossfield & District Community Centre  (900 Mountain Ave, Crossfield, AB,) on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. Reception to follow in the Community Centre.

If friends so desire in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Covenant Foundation (St. Marguerite Manor-Dulcina Manor), 3C60-11111 Jasper Ave NW, Edmonton AB T5K 0L4,, or the Airdrie Food Bank, 20 East Lake Way NE, Airdrie AB  T4A 2J3, Condolences, memories and photos may be shared and viewed on Irene’s obituary at

In living memory of Irene Beddoes, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE NW, CALGARY, AB T3G 2T3,   Telephone: 403-241-0044.


Funeral Service

1:00 pm
Thursday, February 6, 2020
Crossfield & District Community Centre
900 Mountain Ave
Crossfield, Alberta, Canada


Reception to follow in the Community Centre.
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