Irene Mary Kulyk passed away peacefully at the Coronation Hospital on January 16, 2021, at the age of 89 years. Irene was born October 7, 1931 in Chinook, Alberta and she grew up on the family farm with her parents, Steven and Victoria Lesiak, and her brother Ted. After graduation, Irene took a job at the Cereal store and also worked as Post Mistress. Irene met her husband Myroslav in 1948, and they were married in 1952. Their son Randy was born in 1955 and son Myron was born in 1957. Myroslav and Irene ran a very successful farming and ranching operation south of Cereal for many years, and they decided to retire from the farm and build their retirement home in Medicine Hat in 1996. Irene was an avid gardener, she loved to raise chickens, and was an excellent cook. She loved to experiment with new recipes and was known for her amazing homemade perogies. Irene maintained a beautiful home and played a very active role in the farm operations. She loved to attend local dances and music jamborees to listen to Myroslav play fiddle and to dance. She was an amazing and caring mother and grandmother. Irene is survived by her son Randy (Sandra); daughter-in-law Pam; brother-in-law, Evhyn; grandchildren Jeff (Barb), Trevor (Deirdre), Lisa, Amanda (Rick), Blake, Tammie and Kirk. She is also survived by thirteen great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Irene is predeceased by her husband Myroslav, her parents Steven and Victoria, her brother Ted, and her son Myron. Due to Covid19 restrictions, the funeral service is private. The service will be livestreamed on Saturday January 23, 2021 at 2p.m. A recording of the service will be posted following the service. If you wish to send the family flowers, please contact Oyen Flowers and Giftware directly at 403-664-3827, and not the order flowers link located on the top of the page.