Irene Katyi

Obituary of Irene Katyi

November 1, 1928 - May 15, 2023


It is with extreme sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother Irene Katyi on Monday, May 15, 2023, at the beautiful age of 94 years old.


Irene was born on November 1, 1928, in Romania. She was the beloved wife of Andre Katyi Sr. who predeceased her and a loving mother to four sons and three daughters-in-law, Andre Jr. and Daniela, Frank and Teresa, Jim and Brenda, and Stan who predeceased her in 1999. She is survived by ten grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren who loved her unconditionally. Irene is also survived by many family members across Eastern Canada and Europe.


Irene worked a number of years at Lilydale, and the Pinecrest poultry plant in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Irene was special, she was the glue and matriarch of the Katyi Family. She was an avid gardener with the most beautiful flowers and seeing them bloom every year always filled her with joy. She took pride in her family and her home. Irene was kind, loving, courageous, strong, and a true fighter. She will be greatly loved and deeply missed.


Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McInnis & Holloway (Eastside, 5388 Memorial Drive NE, Calgary, AB) on Friday, May 26, 2023, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes following at 7:00 p.m.


Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Trinity Catholic Church (1525 – 45th Street S.E., Calgary, AB) on Saturday, May 27, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service immediately following at St. Mary Cemetery. Reception to follow graveside at McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes Eastside (Eastside, 5388 Memorial Drive NE, Calgary, AB) at 2:00 p.m. Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed here.


In living memory of Irene Katyi, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area.

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