Irene was born at home on the farm near Marysburg, SK, and she grew up on the Lauer farm. Later in 1942, she married Arthur “Art” Mager in Chilliwack, BC. The couple settled in Lake Lenore, SK, and raised three sons and three daughters. Irene will be lovingly remembered by: Carole Politeski, of Wetaskiwin, AB; Wayne Mager, of Prince George, BC; James Mager, of Yellowknife, NT; Basil Mager, of Saskatoon, SK; Maxine Hannah, of Calgary, AB; and by her youngest sister, Verla Hinz, of Humboldt, SK. Irene was predeceased by her husband Art (2009), and by her daughter, Lorraine. Irene will also be remembered by her 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.