Obituary of IRIS GREEN


(nee Long)

June 23, 1925 – September 24, 2017

The granddaughters of Iris Green are saddened to announce the passing of their Grandmother on Sunday, September 24, 2017.

Iris is predeceased by her husband of 51 years, Bill; son Bill; and mother Elsie Long.  She is survived by Dawn and Dallis; Melody and Albert, Sam, Jesse and Billy of British Columbia.

In 1944, Iris married the love of her life.  After the war ended, they purchased a home in Rivercrest/West St. Paul and welcomed their only child, Bill.  Deepdale Road became the place for Iris’ signature dishes of Yorkshire pudding and Flapper pie.

Iris worked for Dominion Stores and advanced to Head Cashier, a title and position she was very proud to hold until her retirement.

Iris and Bill enjoyed many years of love and laughter at their cottage at Paddy Lake C.C. along with many of their dearest friends.  These memories made her smile and gave her comfort throughout her entire life.  Iris was a compulsive cleaner and possessed an insatiable need to incorporate the color orange whenever possible…even an orange boat!  She loved animals and always had a pet in the house…or in the vehicle.

Iris always had great strength of character, although following her stroke in 1992, this became very prominent.  Her ability to persevere and accept circumstances beyond her control will forever be an influence.

Iris’ family extended beyond blood with lifetime daughter-in-law Melody and her husband Albert Calvo.  Melody’s love and respect throughout the years ensured a strong bond between her and Iris. It was this bond that secured an unbroken family between Iris and the girls.

We wish to thank the staff, volunteers, and friends of Middlechurch Home of Winnipeg for all their years of care, kindness and friendship…there are simply too many to name, but we know you all.

We are very proud of our Grandmother and all she taught us.  It is with love and respect that we say “Bye for now Grammy”.

A private family service was held with interment at Glen Eden Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Manitoba Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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