Irene Alice Parr

2nd February 1927 - 31st July 2022
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J Fraser and Sons' Chapel
Cnr Esk and Doon Streets,
8 August 2022, 1:00PM

PARR, Irene Alice (nee Stevens). On 31 July 2022, peacefully with family in Christchurch, aged 95 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Reuben. Much loved mother of James (Invercargill), David (Rotorua), Joss Bradley (Brightwater), Maree Parr and Tom Steele (Christchurch) and the late Barry. Loved Grandma of Reuben Bradley and Laila Sultan (Brisbane), Alice Steele (Christchurch), Emily Steele (Sydney), and Charlie Parr (Tauranga), and great-grandmother of Sami Sultan (Brisbane). We will gather to farewell Irene at J Fraser and Sons’ Chapel, Cnr Esk and Doon St, Invercargill at 1pm Monday 8 August, followed by refreshments and a family burial at Riverton Cemetery. Heartfelt thanks to all the people involved in supporting Irene over the years. Messages to or on Irene's tribute page at


Always the sunshine on a dull day!
Fond memories💜⚘
Rob and Jay Parr, Hamilton
With love and deepest sympathy to you all and in loving memory of Mrs Parr. The end of a generation but special memories do live on.
Gretchen, Queenstown
Thinking of you all at this sad time .20 York street and great memories
Alan Crawford, Invercargill
I loved Irene - she showed me such love and support in my teenage years. I loved the way she could tell a story so vividly that you could picture it. I loved her cooking! It was a privilege to have known her. X Libby
Libby Grant née Wilson, Curraghmore, Owning, Co. Kilkenny, Éire.
Have just been to the funeral service for Irene, or Mrs Parr we would have called her. What a lovely service. It is such a shame we have to go to funeral services to find out about their lives. Was lovely to meet up with all the family that I grew up with. My sincere sympathies to all the family
Noelene Beker / /Crawford, 20 York Street Ingil
For most of my life I have known Irene Parr as Jim’s mum. I first met her sixty years ago when Jim and I started at Tweedsmuir Intermediate and became lifelong friends.
Irene was a warm, generous and loving person. I always enjoyed her company on my frequent visits to the Parr home and I am glad that I got to know her.
She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
Dave Lamb, Auckland