Harkness, Irka “Irene”

December 26, 1936 – April 24, 2018
at the age of 81 years

Irene, age 81, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at Shuswap Lake General Hospital.  She was born December 26, 1936 in McMurdo, BC to the late Wasyl and Anna Chudoba.
She was raised and graduated high school in Revelstoke, BC and trained and worked as an x-ray technician at Vancouver General Hospital for 35 years.
She is survived by her loving husband Percy Harkness and family.
.At Irene’s request, a private family gathering will be held at a later date.


  1. Judy and Sherry send our condolences, we were not aware of her passing. Take Care Percy we are thinking about you.

  2. I was so saddened to hear about Irene’s passing. I had the pleasure of working with her, as X-Ray techs, in Vancouver, in the early 70’s. I remember how kind and thoughtful she was to everyone. Over the years, our phone calls often ended in laughter, as we shared life’s journey. She will be missed.

  3. Percy You have our condolenses

  4. I first met Irene when my husband and I moved into the Valley Mobile Home Park 12 years ago, and they were 2 doors down. I remember Irene as a caring, funny, gracious and smart person. She offered advice when asked on everything from gardening to local wildlife. Her garden was the envy of many, bursting with colour from early Spring to late Fall. Although her discomfort was evident these last years, she always had a smile, and a “well, what can you do” attitude. She will be missed.

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