January 18, 1922 – January 15, 2021
Iris Foord went to her well-deserved rest on January 15, just three days shy of her 99th birthday. The last of 13 siblings, her passing marked the end of her generation of the Kreller family of Lumsden, Sask.
Iris lived in Red Deer for 71 years. She was the wife of Dr. Wilf Foord (Sr), a Chiropractor, mother of five children and the dynamo that kept their busy household running smoothly.
Iris never sat still for long. She was a tireless homemaker, a committed mother, a steadfast partner, and a loyal friend. In her day, she was an accomplished speedskater and the lead of a championship curling team.
Family was the centre of Iris’ world. It was her job, she once said, to ensure her children grew up to be good, responsible people, able to make their way through life. Her kitchen was central command. She could put together a Sunday Brunch for 12 or more people with ease. She enjoyed impromptu visits from friends and would happily put on the kettle and bring out her famous cookies.
No stranger to tragedy, Iris outlived many of her dear friends. She lost Gail, her beloved daughter in 1993, Wilf, her husband of 58 years in 2004, and just over a year ago, her twin sister and soulmate, Irene Steiber of Victoria, BC. She bore each heartbreak with dignity and grace.
Left to mourn, are Iris’ sons, Wilf (Diane), Bert (Laurel), Bob (Sharon), her daughter, Janis (David), as well as 12 grandchildren, whom she adored, and 18 great grandchildren, the true joy of her senior years. We all miss her terribly.
Special thanks to Dr. Susan Koynenbelt and to the medical and care staff at Revera Aspen Ridge, for their kind, compassionate care.
A small memorial service for Iris will be held later this year.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to a charity she cared about: your local SPCA or OperationSmile.ca Obituary
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