Irene Hautala passed away at the Golden and District Hospital on Monday, May 11, 2015.
Irene was born in a small community in Saskatchewan. She moved to the Golden area in 1960 and married Matias Hautala. Irene and Matt enjoyed their lives together, often spending time in the community, dancing, playing music and socializing. They also enjoyed camping and fishing together. Their yard was always filled with children from the neighbourhood, which they both enjoyed.
Irene took her role as homemaker very seriously, supporting her husband and daughter. She volunteered in the Legion Ladies Auxiliary and as a Brownie Parent in the early years and after her husband past away in 1985 she volunteered for the Hospital Auxiliary, Sr. Centre and called Bingo at the Durand Manor. She enjoyed having friends over for dinner and playing crib. She was always a positive person, smiling and talking to whoever she met on the street or in the halls of the manor.
A Memorial Service/Tea was held at the Legion Hall on Saturday, May 16, 2015 and her ashes placed to rest beside her husband at the Golden Legion Cemetery.
If you wish to make a donation in memory of Irene Hautala it may be made to the “East Kootenay Foundation for Health, Durand Activities”.
Online condolences can be sent through Irene’s obituary at: www.hindmanbowersfuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements were in the care of Hindman Bowers Funeral Home, Golden, BC.