Iris Audrey Tressel aged 88 years of Moose Jaw, SK, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 8th, 2023 at Providence Place. Iris was born April 5th, 1935 in Duff, SK to Elizabeth and Jacob Schick. She was the youngest of 6 children.
Iris met Ken Tressel at a dance in Duff and they were married Nov 27th, 1954. They welcomed their son, Merv in 1955, followed by Doug in 1959. The family moved to Moose Jaw where she raised her boys, spent time with friends and family, and worked at Maccosham Van Lines.
Iris loved to walk and host family suppers. She was a great cook, and everyone loved her homemade perogies. She enjoyed bus trips with Ken to visit casinos and spent time in Texas during the winter. A highlight for Iris and Ken was a trip to Switzerland to attend a hockey tournament.
Iris could be found selling Nevada tickets at the Warrior games; she was a member of the Warrior Booster Club for over 25 years.
Iris did things her way and you always knew where you stood with her. She had a heart of gold and was very caring and loyal to family and friends. She adored babies and they adored her right back.
Unfortunately, Iris suffered from dementia and was unable to stay at home. She resided in Capilano Court, Central Butte Regency Manor, and finally Providence Place.
She was predeceased by her parents, Elizabeth and Jacob Schick; and brothers: Charlie, Alfie, Dick, and Vern. Iris is survived by her husband of 68 years, Ken; children, Merv (Tanya) and Doug (Holly); grandchildren: Marty (Jen), Jesse (Aubrey), Logan, and Paula (Tyler); great-grandchildren: Jordyn, Jackson, and Oliver; and sister, Jean.
The family would like to thank all the health care professionals for the care Iris received over the years and the compassion shown in her final days.
In keeping with Iris’s wishes, a Private Family Service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Iris’s name can be made to the Alzheimer Association of Saskatchewan, 301 - 2550 – 12th Ave, Regina, SK S4P 3X1. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Cara Ashworth Funeral Director 306-693-4550 www.moosejawfuneralhome.com