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Irene Diane Sobering

Posted: 04/15/2019 4:57 PM

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Irene Diane (nee Rondeau) Sobering, age 96, peacefully passed away on Thursday, Apr. 11, 2019 at the Bethesda Regional Health Centre in Steinbach, MB.

Mom will be sadly missed by her daughter Diane (Brian) Mackay of Abbotsford, BC and son Don (Erna) Sobering of Steinbach, MB; grandchildren, David, Corey, Kristine and Tannis; two great-grandchildren, Landon (Rachel) and Justin; and one great-great-grandchild, Maela.

She was predeceased by her husband, Ben Sobering (2011); one infant son, David; her parents, two sisters and five brothers.

Irene was born to Thomas and Clarisse Rondeau on Oct. 20, 1922 in Price, Matane, Quebec, Canada. She was raised in St Boniface, Winnipeg, MB until her family moved to a small acreage in the Rural Municipality of La Broquerie, MB where she met her prince charming, Ben Sobering. They were married on Sept. 12, 1942. After their marriage they resided in Steinbach, MB.

Mom was devoted to her husband of 69 years and to her children. Her wonderful creative abilities were evident in cooking, gardening, needlework pictures and blankets she made for her family.

She also was an active church member at the St Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of Steinbach, MB for many years and became a Life Member (Ladies’ Auxiliary) of The Royal Canadian Legion.

Mom cherished all the visits with relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, Apr. 17 at 2 p.m. at the St Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 465 Henry St, Steinbach, MB. A private family interment has taken place.

The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff at Bethesda Place for the excellent care and compassion given to our mother and her family during this difficult time.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bethesda Foundation or St Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church (Building Expansion Fund).

Sobering Funeral Chapel
& Crematorium, Beausejour,
204-268-3510 or MB Toll Free 1-877-776-2220;

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