It is with heavy heart that I announce the love of my life for 49 years. Irene Josephine Stunden (nee Hautala) passed away after suffering a stroke She is survived by her husband Ronald A. Stunden. Also brother Bill Hautala of Halifax NS. Nieces Sandi Hill (Ron) and children Reid, Amy and Kelly of New Westminster; Nancy Ward (Brent), children Hayley and Samantha of Coquitlam and nephew Roberta Hautala (Bronnie) and children Natalia and Jack of Kelowna. Nephews Bruce McArthur (Rita) and children of Halifax NS, and Ian McArthur (Dorothy) of Chase, BC. She also leaves behind the extended Laitinen family in and around Salmon Arm area.
Predeceased by parents Jack and Aina Hautala, siblings Mildred McArthur, Robert Hautala and Jack Hautala. Irene grew up in Salmon Arm. BC. and took her nurses training at Royal Columbian School of Nursing specializing as a surgical OR nurse. She worked for many year at Royal Columbian, Burnaby General and Richmond General Hospitals.
Member of Order of the Eastern Star, Richmond Chapter, Ladies of Van Zor and the Royal Columbian Hospital Alumni Society.
Special thanks to the Richmond Fire Dept. Ambulance and the VGH staff at 6A Pattison Pavilion for their care and support of Irene. No service by request. Donations to be made to the Shriners bus for Kids in Irene’s name.