Irma Bush

Obituary of Irma Jerene Bush

May 5, 1938 – April 19, 2022


Irma was born in Lethbridge, AB, and grew up on a farm near Bashaw, AB. She was the adopted daughter of Emil and Lydia Schultz. Irma married Gail Bush in 1958 and moved with him onto an acreage south of Nampa, AB, where she raised her four boys, gardened, and grew flowers. She had a milk cow and poultry for many years that provided delicious home-cooked meals. She was also skilled at many handicrafts, including sewing, and knitting. When her husband Gail passed in 2005, Irma moved to an apartment in Calgary, AB, but continued to keep busy sewing and knitting for family members. She was also an avid reader.

Irma was predeceased by her husband Gail in 2005, and her son, Greg, in 2001. She is survived by her three sons and two daughters-in-law, Keith and Esper Bush, Randy and Geraldine Bush, and Tim Bush, as well as many grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Condolences, memories, and photos can also be shared and viewed here.

In living memory of Irma Bush, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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