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LYSKO, Irene Katie - Of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully, on Friday, January 11th, 2019, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital at thee age of 81. Beloved daughter of the late Michael (1963) and Katherine (Halewich) Lysko (1987) and dearly loved sister of Lorraine Clark (Wayne), the late Anthony “Tony” Lysko (1996) and the late Bill Lysko (1981) (late Shirley (2006)). Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews and cousins in Saskatchewan and Ontario. Special aunt to William Lysko and his children Chelsea and Tristan. Predeceased by a nephew Todd (1976). Special friend Marguerite Debackere and neighbor Audrey Weaver and friend Nancy Harris. Irene was born in Glaslyn, Saskatchewan on July 17, 1937. She taught over 35 years and her last teaching position was the Sacred Heart Catholic School in Langton. A celebration or life will be held at WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME , 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas on Saturday, April 6th at 11:00 a.m. Cremation has taken place. The ashes will be placed in the Scattering Gardens in the Old St. Thomas Scattering Gardens. Remembrances may be made to Camp Trillium, Waterford or the St. Thomas Animal Shelter. A very special thanks to the V.O.N., P.S.W’s, the nurses and staff of the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Continuing Care Unit C and D and 5th floor for their excellent care and compassion.
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Teresa Syms
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Irene meant the world to me when I was growing up. Irene was my mentor and coach. She was everything to me. God Bless & Thank You.
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A joy
Posted by Michael Craig (former colleague) On Wednesday, January 23, 2019
It was a pleasure to work with Irene at Sacred Heart School in Langton.. Irene loved her students and gave each one a hug as they left the classroom each day. She arrived at school by 7am every morning and had her happy class environment ready for her students at the sound of the morning bell.I think she was there even earlier than the custodians.

Irene had a joyous laugh.She was a great staff member who dedicated her life to her vocation and to her students.Rest in Peace,Irene.

My condolences
Posted by Dianne Lesage (Colleague of Irene) On Tuesday, January 15, 2019
I am saddened to hear of Irene's passing. She was a very dedicated and hard working teacher who watched over her little students with love and great care. I am thankful to have had the opportunity to work with her for several years at Sacred Heart School and extend my condolences to her sister Lorraine and the rest of the family she leaves behind.
a wonderful teacher
Posted by Rick Rusnak (former student) On Tuesday, January 15, 2019
My sincerest condolences to every one this beautiful human being left behind. Irene Lysko was my teacher way back in 1965 in DELHI @ St Francis.She made going to school a fun time . God Bless you all . Rick Rusnak
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