Irena Wenger passed away at the young age of 48 with a gentle smile across her face after a struggle with cancer, early Wednesday March 16th, 2011. She was surrounded by immediate family at it was a very tearful goodbye.
She was born in Slovenia in 1962 but spent her childhood in Calgary, Alberta. That was where she met her true love, Sam Wenger. They were married in Switzerland in 1984 and after having two daughters, moved to Salmon Arm.
Irena will be remembered for her bright smile, enchanting personality, giving nature and also for the hard work and love evident in their business, Salmon Arm Go Karts and Mini Golf. She invested her heart and soul into making it an exciting experience for all who visited. Her life came to an end much too soon, but her heart and passion live on through her family and friends.
Irena is survived by her loving family; husband Sam, two daughters Marina and Jessica, father Fred (Julie) Winter, two brothers Raf (Vicky) Vintar (niece Emily and nephew Christopher), Rob (Kyla) Winter and sister Michelle Winter. She also leaves behind an uncle and many cousins in Europe and was predeceased by her mother Angela Vintar (1992). The family would like to thank Dr. Spooner, Dr. McKinnon, Dr. J. Journeau, Dr. Schneider, Dr. Venter and the staff at Bastion Place for all of their help and support.
A celebration of her life will held at Fischer’s Funeral Services on Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. with pastor Norm Russell officiating. In lieu of flowers, please kindly send donations in Irena’s honour to Shuswap Lake General Hospital (palliative care), Bastion Place, 250 833-3616.
Arrangements entrusted to FISCHER’S FUNERAL SERVICES & CREMATORIUM LTD., Salmon Arm (250) 833-1129, EMAIL condolences and share memories at www.fischersfuneralservices.com.