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Grobowsky, Irene



Irene Grobowsky of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan passed away Sunday, November 26. Irene was born September 18, 1939, to Alex and Mary (Gorecki) Melnychuk in Vita, Manitoba. She lived in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Prince Edward Island. Her love of language and books led to a career in journalism, in bookstores, libraries and eventually the Saskatchewan Festival of Words. In 1960, she met and married Raymond Joseph Grobowsky.

She is survived by sons Jeffrey Dale (Renee) - Yorkton, Saskatchewan, and Brian Joseph - Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, and sisters Kathleen Shirley Pendleton - Houston, Texas, and Belle Schmidt (Hans Peter) - Longmont, Colorado and step-grandchildren Derek and Sabrina, numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. Irene was predeceased by her husband and her eldest son, Clinton Wade.

Donations can be made in her name to a charity of your choice or to St. James Anglican Church, Endeavour, Saskatchewan, P.O. Box 434, Preeceville, Saskatchewan S0A 3B0, Attention Gaylene Palagian, Treasurer.

A celebration of Irene’s life will be held on Sunday, June 9, 2024, 2:30pm at the Moose Jaw Cultural Centre, 217 Main Street North, second floor lobby across from The Festival Of Words office.

In living memory of Irene, a memorial planting will be made by W.J. Jones & Son Ltd. Please sign the memorial register at: (Obituaries). Cerys Doan- Funeral Director Intern.


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