IRELAND, Christine Louise
December 19, 1966 - June 20, 2012
Christine Louise Ireland (nee Booth) was born December 19, 1966, passed away June 20, 2012 with her loving husband, Ken, by her side. Christine was born and raised in Drumheller to Erni (Jones) and John Booth. At a very young age her parents divorced and her mother married Brian Boe where Christine spent most of her childhood through to her teenage years. Christine loved the farm life and one of her favorite times of the year was harvest time, riding around in the grain trucks and the combine. Christine belonged to the Dalum 4-H Beef Club and learned the art of caring for animals. Christine’s biggest dream was to get married and raise a family. That dream came true in August 1985 when she married her soul mate and best friend Ken Ireland. Together they had two beautiful children; CJ was born in 1989 followed by Dustin in 1993. In 2003 Christine’s nephew Hunter became part of their family when she became his guardian. She loved Hunter as a son and raised him as one of her own. Ken and Christine worked hard all their lives forming K&C Ireland Freight Ltd. Christine became proficient in managing the bookkeeping for their operation. Christine loved to be outside and one only had to look at her garden and yard to see her passion for it. Rodeo, specifically pony chuckwagon racing, became a part of their life, as they spent every weekend in the summer on the circuit. Christine leaves to mourn, her husband Ken of 26 years, three children, CJ, Dustin and Hunter, her mother Erni (Bill), father John, mother-in-law Ruth (Dan), her brother Kerry (Angela), sisters Sine and Christy (Bryan), numerous nieces and nephews and her many rodeo friends. A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Carbon Community Hall, with Pastor Dan Hendrickson officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Drumheller Cancer Clinic (Drumheller Health Centre Foundation) 351-9th Street N.W. Drumheller, Alberta T0J 0Y1. Courtney-Winters Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements (403 823 2666).