On Friday, August 7th, Irene Mostad (Paulsen) passed away peacefully, joining her beloved Otto.

During the last year since Otto passed, Irene greatly missed her husband of 58 years. Even though we will all miss them more than words can express, we are joyful that they are “together again”. The large family left behind are closing this chapter, filled with memories and love, laughter, hugs, mischief and lots of good food.

81 years ago Irene was born in Smithers, BC. Otto and Irene married in Prince Rupert in 1950. The family was raised there until 1966 when they moved to Sidney. Salt Spring Island became home in 1968, first residing in Fulford for many years, and later in Ganges.

Irene and Otto are survived by Christine (Dennis Fleming), JoAnn (Rick VanHerwaarden), Elaine (Robert Huser), and son Gordon.

The extended family of 6 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren will forever miss Bestamor.

Thank you for the prayers and condolences. We are strengthened by your caring.

A celebration of life was held on Tuesday, August 11th.

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