Irene Ryder

Obituary of Irene Ryder

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Irene Ryder, long-time resident of Cannington, ON, passed away Saturday, September 17, 2022, at age 92. Born in the north of England in 1930, Irene immigrated to Canada in the 1950s, following her sister Joan to Toronto. She settled in Toronto’s Witchwood/Hillcrest neighbourhood and began a career in the insurance industry. She worked her way up through the ranks at Constitution Insurance, rising to become vice president. Always independent-minded, upon her retirement Irene obtained her first driver’s license, bought a car and moved to her beloved Cannington, where she spent her remaining days, living in her own home, connecting with the community. A talented crafter and voracious reader, she particularly enjoyed her time with her friends in craft and book clubs. Predeceased by siblings Kevin, Joan, John, Vincent, and Rita. She is survived by her sister Liz Adams of New Jersey and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend their gratitude to her many friends in the community and in particular Mac and Pam for being wonderful neighbours and for helping Irene maintain her independence. Arrangements have been entrusted to the THORNE FUNERAL HOME, 109 Laidlaw Street South in Cannington (705-432-2672). A celebration of Irene’s life will be hosted by her family at her home on Sunday, October 9, 2022 from 1 – 4 p.m. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Brock Township Public Library. Memories, photos and condolences may be shared at

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