Irene Hall Obituary

Irene Hall
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March 16, 1906 – October 26, 2005

HALL - Louisa Irene (Sandick) of Ingersoll Ave. in Woodstock, on Wednesday October 26, 2005 in her 100th year. Irene was born in Ingersoll on March 16, 1906, the eldest child of J. Ernest and Mary (Weir) Sandick. She spent her childhood on her parents’ dairy farm near Beachville. In her youth Irene was catcher on the well known Dunn’s ladies softball team, until she went off to Normal School, London, in 1925. In 1926, she began her teaching career in a small school in Lakehurst, north of Peterborough, and a year later she married John D. Hall of that community. Together they had six children - Douglas (Rhonda) of Montreal, Quebec, Pauline (Bob McLaren) of Hickson, Delbert (Sheila) of Innisfil, Richard (Janet) of Woodstock, Keith of Woodstock, and Dennis (Thea) of Hadashville, Manitoba. From 1934 to 1952 the family resided in Innerkip, where Irene was active in the United Church and various community events. After John’s death in 1953, Irene went back to teaching - serving in several Oxford County schools, among them Centreville, Southside, Beaconsfield, and Hickson. She loved children and could remember almost all of those she taught - long after her retirement in 1971. She kept mentally alert until her life’s end, enjoying scrapbooks and puzzles, scrabble and cards - usually beating her care-giver, Keith, quite handily. In addition to her children and their spouses, Irene is survived by twenty grandchildren and their spouses, thirty-three great grandchildren and spouses. She also has a sister Nell (Mrs. Alex) Hart. She is predeceased by brother Gordon Sandick (Elsie), and numerous life long friends and relatives with whom she shared her long and productive life. Friends and relatives are invited to join the family at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home, 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock, 539-0004 on Friday October 28, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm, where a funeral service to celebrate Irene’s life will be held in the chapel on Saturday at 11:00 am with Rev. Margaret Murray the officiant. Interment in the Innerkip Cemetery. Contributions to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated. Online condolences at

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Brock & Visser Funeral Home Burial & Cremation Services Ltd.
845 Devonshire Ave
Woodstock, ON Canada
N4S 8Z4
Phone: 519-539-0004
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