Jan. 15, 1977 – July 6, 2019
Cory Ireland, beloved son of Brian and Louise Ireland, of Sturgis, formerly of Melville, Sask.
With great sadness we announce the passing of Cory Ireland on Saturday, July 6, 2019 in Sturgis.
Cory was born on Jan. 15, 1977 and was raised in Melville. He received his education at Melville Comprehensive School in the special education department.
Cory is survived by his father, Brian Ireland; and his mother, Louise Ireland, both of Melville; sister, Laurie Ireland and her partner, Derek Meyers, and nephew, Sebastian Ireland-Meyers of Regina; his grandmothers, Nettie Ireland of Melville and Claire Kowalyshyn of Lanigan; as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Cory is predeceased by both of his grandfathers and his great-grandmother whom he loved very much.
He spent the last 18 years at Mackenzie Society and Anaka House in Preeceville and Sturgis where he had yet another loving family.
Cory was well-known for his love of family, community, church and especially the Melville Millionaires hockey club. He was an avid fan for many years.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, July 11, 2019 from All Saints’ Anglican Church in Melville with Rev. Kim Sherwin officiating. Derek Meyers shared a tribute and words of remembrance on behalf of the family.
Interment followed in the family plot in the Melville Municipal Cemetery with Brent Ireland serving as the urnbearer.
Memorials in memory of Cory may be made to the Mackenzie Society or Anaka House, c/o Box 983, Preeceville, SK S0A 3B0. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.baileysfuneralhome.com
Arrangements were entrusted to Bailey’s Funeral and Cremation Care Melville.