Irene Marjory Meiller

MEILLER, Irene….

It is with great sadness that the Meiller family announces the passing of their matriarch Irene Marjory (Franzen) Meiller. Irene passed away peacefully at home on the morning of Wednesday, November 28, 2018 with her loving daughter and best friend, Annette, by her side.
Irene is in the loving arms of our heavenly Father and received her final blessing on Tuesday night. She is predeceased by her husband of 44 years, Edward Charles Meiller. Irene is survived by all 9 of her children, 6 sons and 3 daughters. Edward Jr., Linnea (Dennis) Glas, Rene (Tami), Andre (Michelle), Jean (Joanna), twins Annette and Tore (Deb), Lissette, and Raoul (Shelly). As if raising 9 children wasn’t enough Irene welcomed into her arms 23 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

On November 18 Irene celebrated her 91st birthday and was at home and surrounded with family throughout her day. She even skyped with loved ones unable to visit.

Irene was born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan to Irene (nee Nelson) and Tore Franzen where she was the only sister to brothers Richard, Tore and Arthur. It was at the Grosse Pointe Yacht club where she found her love of swimming and won several trophies in her youth. Irene kept in touch with her niece Tura Franzen over the years and was updated with family stories from afar thru video chats with Tura. Irene travelled to Sweden with her father in the 1940’s to visit relatives. With Irene’s Swedish heritage her sons’ children knew her as Far-Mor and her daughters’ children knew her as Mor-Mor.

A heartfelt thanks to the many healthcare staff who became more like friends to Irene, especially Kim.

Family was everything to Irene and any friend of her children soon became part of the family. She was a beautiful and strong woman, a true matriarch. The beauty of her youth remained in her heart as she aged. Irene loved all and was loved by all. She will be missed.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society in Irene’s name. A celebration of Irene’s life will be held on Satuday, December 1, 2018 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at Community of Christ Church, 1550 Brydges Street, London, ON, N5W 4M9. All who knew her are welcome to attend. Arrangements entrusted to Cremation London & Middlesex, 519-858-2467. Online condolences shared at www.cremationlondon.com


  1. So many great memories with the Meilleur family, and I’m so happy I was able to re-connect with a few over the past few years. Your family is wonderful and I sure miss everyone. Much love and blessings to everyone.

  2. As time goes on I can never forget
    all the times we had memories i protect
    seems like yesterday when i last saw your face
    you’re no longer here and no one can replace
    all the times we had wish they could happen again
    I’ll hold you in my heart in my heart to the end
    if I could make a change it’d be me not you
    so hard to sit and cope, so sad but true.

  3. Tore, Deb and family
    We are very sorry about the loss of your mom, she was a great lady and will be missed greatly, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. Andre-Michelle and all the family . So sad to hear of your mother’s passing. She was a beautiful person. Thinking of you all in my heart during this difficult time.

  5. Only fond memories of Irene in the exercise class at Parkwood. Her youthful spirit and big smile will be remembered. On behalf of the participants, volunteers and staff at Parkwood. Our condolences.

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