Irene Ursulla Calow (life-time Carling resident) passed away peacefully at her cottage on Thursday, July 4th, 2024. Age 85 years.

Beloved wife of the late Howard Calow. Loving mother of Russell and his wife Pamela; and Douglas and his wife Julie. Cherished grandma of Christopher, Daniel (Shayla), Natalie and Aidan. Great grandma of Lyla. Dear sister of Ada Sims. Fondly remembered by her other relatives and Deep Bay cottage friends.

Friends will be received at the Logan Funeral Home on Saturday, July 13th from 12:00 – 1:00 P.M.

A Celebration of Irene’s Life will take place in the Logan Memorial Chapel on Saturday, July 13th at 1:00 P.M. Reception to follow.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to The Arthritis Society would be appreciated.


Great Memories of Irene at the Land Registry, and of our mutual St. Joe Island connections. Such a pleasant lady!!

-W. Ed Ewing

Russell & Doug & families - your dear mum was a treasured Carlingite and will be missed so much. My heartfelt condolences to you all.

-Beverlee Brown

We love you Irene and we were so lucky to have spent some time with you in the Cape.. we will never forget our day on the town at the Monkey Bar with Wendy. Rest easy my friend.

-Michelle and Ryan

Sorry for the family loss

-Dennis Wickham

So saddened to hear of Irene's passing. Some of my happiest childhood memories took place at her home in Carling and cottage in Dillon. Had first sauna and learned to waterski there! Biggest, warmest smile, biggest heart and best hugs. You will be missed by all who were blessed to have you in their life. Xoxo

-Kathy Rosewell (Mace)

To the Calow family. My sincere condolences to the family at this difficult time. Irene was a wonderful person. I remember when Uncle Jack Reekie and my late husband Lloyd Ashbee would go hunting in the Carling area. Always ended up at Irene's and got well fed. Rest in peace were such a great person to all and will be missed.

-Bonnie Ashbee

Russell, Doug, and family,
We send our deepest condolences to the family for the loss of your mom. Irene and mom were very close and I remember many times at your house or ours. I still remember the teen dances the two of them put on at the old Carling Hall. Many good times that are great memories. Irene may you rest in peace.

-Tim and Sherri Hunt

Our deepest sympathy to Doug, Julie and family along with Russ, Pamela and their family. Irene was a wonderful lady and a gracious host whenever my brothers and I would drop by the family cottage on Deep Bay. She was immensely proud of what Howard and her boys accomplished in building the Calow Road and their cottage. She grew up when one needed to be resourceful, prudent and determined to make the best of whatever life dealt you. Irene had a great sense of humour and loved spending time with family and friends at the cottage. She wasn’t going to let her health problems stop her from spending time with family and dear friends at the place she loved the most. The Legace family enjoyed her company during pizza parties and the annual prime rib dinner cooked by my brother Joseph. We will miss you Irene but your spirit lives on in our fond memories and at Deep Bay. May you rest in peace.

-Paul Legace

Russell and Doug, Irene was a good friend to my parents and to myself. I feel lucky that I got to know her as well as I did. I will truly miss her.

-Mark Feldmann

Sending my love and condolences to the entire Calow family. I’m so grateful for all of the amazing memories spending family time together at the cottage. Irene was very generous to me and my daughter over the years and opened her home to everyone. She always welcomed us with a big smile and warm hugs. She built a beautiful legacy and will be missed by all. Rest in peace Irene.

-Maddy G

Irene was a dear friend. We had several horticultural board meetings at her cottage. A wonderful person who will be missed. Condolences to all the family.

-Gord and Irva Stewart

We are so sorry to lose our dear cottage neighbour. Irene, we will miss your warm presence. Sympathies go to the whole family.

-Don and Megan Wallar