Irene Epp

Obituary of Irene Epp

EPP, Irene

88 years, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 23, 2020 after a long battle with diabetes at her home with her husband at her side. Beloved wife of Jacob for over 66 years. Loving mother of Karen (Tom) Martin, Kathy (Ed) Fischer, the late Gord (2016) (Heather) (Richard), Ruth (Tom) Drummond, Christine (Chris) Lehn, Barbara (Frank) Klassen and the late Lori (2011) Len (Julie) Kroeker. She is also survived by many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Dear sister of Elsie (late George) Janzen, late John (late Irene) Tiessen, late Sophie (late Victor) Wiens, Martin (Suzanne) Tiessen, late Nick (Miriam) Tiessen, Margaret (Gord) Smith, late Louise (Helmut) Schiller, Erwin (Ruth) Tiessen, Walter (Bev) Tiessen, Ed (Jane) Tiessen, late Robert Tiessen and sister-in-law of Abe (Susan) Epp, Mary (late Henry) Neufeld, Freda (Bruno) Penner, Betty (Ed) Hamm. Jake and Irene's family totaled 97 and she was proud of all of them. She made sure there were always treats on the table for anyone coming to visit. Jake and Irene loved to travel in their camper. She raised the family and helped run the farm while Jake worked. In her spare time, she catered many weddings. She loved to cook and bake. The family would like to thank Melissa, Dr. Halloway and all the others who helped care for her. A Private Graveside Service will be held at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. A celebration of Irene's life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Leamington Mennonite Home by contacting the Reid Funeral Home, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631). Friends may share memories and make donations at