She was born on April 29, 1931 and died at the age of 86. Irene was a fluent nqilxwcin (Okanagan) language speaker. She will be greatly missed by the Okanagan Nation.
She is survived by her husband Ken Bryson and children Shirley Alex, Thomas Alex, Marlo Alex, Veronica McGinnis, (Buddy) Moses Manwell. Irene has 24 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren.
Predeceased by sons Steve Bryson and Wayne Bent. Services were held at Sen Pok Chin School this week.