Irene Thorenton passed peacefully at Bethany Sylvan Lake, Alberta on her 89th birthday, March 16, 2016. Beloved mother of Anne (Ed) Thiessen, Nana of Brittany (Scott) MacKenzie, Dean (Cindy) Thiessen; and sister of Edna Wilson, Tweed, Ont. Born March 16, 1927 in Pittsburg Township, Ontario. she was the youngest daughter of John and Mary McMaster. She was predeceased by her brothers; Harold, Russell, Ryan and Glenn McMaster. Her secretarial skills throughout her early working years eventually landed her a job at the University of Guelph, Computer Science Dept., where she eventually took an early retirement and then moved to Alberta to be closer to her daughter and young family. She is remembered by many as being an avid sports fan of curling, baseball and football as well as an oudoorswoman enjoying camping, fishing, hunting, horse back riding and ski-dooing, and even flying planes. In accordance with her wishes, a private family memorial will be held at a later date.