Updated: Aug 2, 2019
It is with immense sadness that we announce the passing of Irene Helen Plett (née Toews), on July 11, 2019, in the care of her family at Boundary Trails Health Center, at the age of 76 years.
Born on October 3, 1942 to parents Peter Toews and Anna Reimer, Irene was raised on the farm in Giroux, Manitoba. Moving into town for her first job at just 15, she worked as a telephone operator, sending home her earnings to support the family.
From there she worked several jobs in the city, including working as a nurses’ aid in Winnipeg.