Mother to Angela (Ian MacDonald), Joanna, grandmother to Bennett, partner of Len Palmer, and sister of Mary Lou Claphan, Doris Stocks (deceased). Irene was raised in Hespeler, and lived her whole life in Cambridge. She will be remembered as a runner through the neighborhood and a fierce competitor at the games table, and as Twiggy to her dearest friends. Her family will always remember how much fun they always had with her and how she always loved to hear and share a new joke. When we remember Irene our Mom it will always be with a a smile. The family will receive friends at Coutts Funeral Home 96 St. Andrews St. Cambridge on Friday July 26, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. Memorial service and reception will be held at the Galt Country Club, Cambridge on Saturday July 27, 2013 at 11 A. M. As expressions of sympathy donations to Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation, Lisaard House or Juravinski Cancer Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family.