95+ wondrous trips around the sun.
Irene Clark (nee Sellick), born in Alberton, PEI, passed peacefully, August 8, 2023, surrounded in love by her children, grandchildren, and loved ones. She shared with all who knew her a lifetime of love, laughter, adventures, importance of family, a love of travel, and learning new things, and the joy a cookie can bring.
Irene loved an adventure and boldly set off to live abroad with her children, Jacqueline and Maxine, and husband Jack Clark, in Peshawar, Pakistan, for five years, for the construction of the Warsak dam. Vacations were spent exploring the world, gathering friends, and wonderful memories. Upon their return to Canada, they welcomed their third daughter, Lisa, and reconnected with friends and family here on Prince Edward Island. New opportunities took the family west to Alberta, where they revelled in exploring the Rockies. Upon the death of her husband, John Keir (Jack) Clark, in 1970, Irene dove into night school, educating herself as a bookkeeper, and enjoyed many years working for the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede.
In 1974 Irene married Scot Olson (1926-2011), and joyously celebrated many beautiful life moments: births of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, weddings, family holidays, graduations, camping, river rafting, cruises, Christmas in the Alps. Her love of new adventures and experiences is the story of her life.
When Irene reached her 8th decade she embraced hiking, joined a sales team at Dreamview Village, explored South America by cruise ship, volunteered at thrift stores, while always being present for her family. The ninth decade brought mini golf, bridge games, socials and lots of laughter and love with Ed Anderson. Travelling and exploring the world happened through the adventures of her children and grandchildren, as she always had time to listen to their latest adventures and travel stories.
Irene loved her family deeply and was deeply loved. Throughout her life she gathered many friends, loved ones, and became Nana and Great Nana to many.
Irene is survived by her daughter Lisa (Brian Dallin), sons-in-law, Peter Copple (Jacquie 1947-2017) and Tom Moslow (Maxine 1951-2006), grandchildren, Nicole Stephenson (Shane), Jon Copple (Kristie), Christophir Connoly (Sabrina), Lauren Moslow, and Ryan Moslow. Great-grandchildren, Isabelle, Jack, Noah, Cameron, and Alice, and siblings, Vera Sellick, Jean (Bill) Mulligan, Walter (Linda) Sellick, and David (Marilyn) Sellick.
A life so very well lived.
Mom, Nana, Irene, we
love and will miss
we meet again may your legacy live on through
us, living our best lives, and
leaving this world
a better place as
you taught us.
Interment to take place later in Hillcrest United Church Cemetery, Alberton.