CHATTEN, Florence Irene


November 18, 1921

- June 28, 2010

CHATTEN, IRENE FLORENCE ~ Irene was born November 18, 1921 at Mrs. Stuart's Nursing Home in Three Hills, Alberta to Florence and Marcus Reed. Irene grew up in the Ghost Pine area until she went to work for George Chatten, where she met Cliff Chatten, and was married, December 2, 1942 and resided on the family farm in the Twinning area. Irene and Cliff had 9 children together. In July 1960 they moved to Trepanier, British Columbia, and also resided in Summerland, British Columbia and Westbank, British Columbia. Cliff passed away February 1980, following her loss, Irene moved to Edson, Alberta in 1984, then on to Stump Lake, Saskatchewan in 2004 and finally settling back at Edson, Alberta in 2006 and resided in the Edson and District Long Term Care Facility until her passing on June 28, 2010. Irene was predeceased by her parents, Florence (Reed) Price and Marcus Reed; husband, Clifford Chatten, sister, Ruth Sommerville; sister in law, Verna Reed; brother in law, Brian Sommerville and son in laws, George Sawatzky and Robert Henry. Irene is survived by her sister, Eunice (Leo) Berreth of Olds, Alberta; brothers, Mark Reed and Watson (Grace) Reed both of Three Hills, Alberta and sister, Beth (Willis) Creighton of Chandler, Arizona. Irene is also survived by her loving children; Betty (Les) McLeod of Edson, Alberta; James (Rosalee) Chatten of Winfield, British Columbia; George (Eileen) Chatten of Hudson Hope, British Columbia; Bill (Dee) Chatten of Westbank, British Columbia; Glenda Henry of Edson, Alberta; Maureen (Al) Gliege of Surrey, British Columbia; Margery (Robert) Richards of McKay, Alberta; Karen (Ken) Reimer of Stump Lake, Saskatchewan and Gordon (Linda) Chatten of Pincher Creek, Alberta. Irene leaves behind 23 grandchildren; 47 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandson. Irene is survived by numerous step grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other family members. At Irene's request there will be a private family interment on August 7th, 2010 at the Manor Cemetery in Three Hills, Alberta at 11:00 AM where Irene will be laid to rest with her father Marcus Reed. Following the committal service there will be a luncheon at the Three Hills Community Center for a time of fellowship and remembering. In lieu of a floral tribute the family suggests that a donation be made to S.T.A.R.S. Alberta Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service Foundation, Northern Alberta, Building #16, 29 Airport Road, Edmonton, Alberta T5G 0W6 in Irene Chatten's memory. Edson Funeral Home Ltd. (780-723-3575) entrusted with all the arrangements. To leave a condolence online please visit our website at The Foothills Memorial Chapel "Serving West Central Alberta for over 60 years".