Iris Elnora Rink (nee Farmer) was born on February 10, 1929 in the Plumas district to Otto and Mary Ann Farmer and passed away peacefully with her son Eddie by her side on October 31, 2019 at the age of 90. She was the sixth child of ten born to the Farmer Family.
On September 19, 1953 Iris married Albert Rink in Gladstone and they had two sons Gary and Edward. They were married for 65 years until Albert's passing in May of 2018.
Mom started her career in 1955 as a receptionist at Gladstone Clinic for Dr’s McNichol and Smith. She took time off to raise a family and then returned to work with Dr. Samuels. When Seven Regions Health Centre opened, she moved over to the hospital with Dr. Samuel’s and worked there for 19 1/2 years until her retirement in 1994.
Mom loved playing the piano and always talked fondly of the events where her entire family would play. She enjoyed being around people and took every opportunity she could to socialize. Her favourite thing was spending time with her family, especially the grandchildren. She took great pride in her beautiful yard and her flower garden.
Iris was predeceased by her husband Albert in 2018; parents Otto and Mary Ann; brothers Archie, Murray, Kenneth, Wesley and Melvin and sisters Fern and Irene.
In her passing, she leaves to mourn her two sons Gary (Suzanne) and Eddie (Rhonda); 6 grandchildren Holly (Jon Birnie), Kyle, Tanner, Kaelei, Kendal and Kristin Rink; one great granddaughter Lennon Birnie; one sister Ivy Charles and one brother Elmer Farmer.
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