Quinton, Irene - Obituaries | Timiskaming Funeral Cooperative

Quinton, Irene


1933 - 2024

Irene Lucy Quinton, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 19th, 2024, at Teck Pioneer Residence, at the age of 90. Irene faced a courageous health battle with resilience and grace.

Predeceased by her husband Laurence (Larry) Arthur Quinton and her sons, Timothy (Tim) Laurence Quinton and Thomas (Tom) Joseph Quinton, Irene is reunited with her loved ones in eternal peace. She is also preceded in death by her parents Archie Joseph Richer and Emily Bertha Tucker, her sister Rita Leclair, her brothers Archie Richer, James Richer and Arthur Richer as well as several other cherished family members.

Irene leaves behind a legacy of love and kindness. She is survived by her daughter Darlene Quinton of Kirkland Lake, her granddaughter Samantha (Marcel) Langlois of Dowling, Ontario, and her great-grandchildren Owen, Ashton, Sawyer, and Birdie-Lynn, whom she cherished deeply. She also leaves behind her sister Diane (Richard) Ringrose of Kirkland Lake.

As the family matriarch, Irene was the glue that bound her family together. She was a compassionate and loyal woman who touched the lives of all who knew her. Born in Tomstown and raised in Northern Ontario, Irene's journey led her to various communities, where she left a lasting impact through her involvement in church activities, pottery-making, ceramics, and knitting.

In honor of Irene’s memory and her compassionate spirit, donations can be made to the Teck Pioneer Residence.

Though Irene may no longer be with us physically, her legacy of love, generosity, and resilience will continue to live on in the hearts of all who were fortunate enough to know her. She will be dearly missed and fondly remembered.

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Darlene and family

Our deepest sympathies on the passing of your mother.

Eileen Steffan , April 23, 2024

Quinton family

There are no words to describe how delightful it was to have met Irene. I don't think there was a day without laughter when Irene was near. Irene touched the lives of so many and brought so many people together at TPR, making it feel like home. Until we meet again, todaloo

Elizabeth Snow, April 23, 2024

Darlene & family

My deepest condolences to you and your family..

Ursula Papierz , April 23, 2024

Famille Quinton

Mes sympathies à la famille et amis

Madeleine Boisvert , April 23, 2024

Darlene and Family

So sorry for your loss, your MOM was such a lovely lady, we had many visits together. You were such a dedicated daughter to her. She is at peace now.

Judy (Cale) Gervais, April 23, 2024

Darlene Quinton

My thoughts and prayers are with you. You've made some changes in your life these past few years to be closer to your Mom. Your Mom was proud of you and need to remember that. The love from a Mother never goes away, remember the good times and be strong. Thinking of you.

Christine Caillier, April 23, 2024

Darlene Quinton and Family

So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing, Darlene. Please know that I am thinking of you with sympathy and friendship.

Bev Blampied, April 23, 2024

Darlene and family

Darlene I’m so sorry for your loss of your mum. My deepest sympathies to you and your family. You were a dedicated daughter supporting your mum over the years. She must have been be so proud and thankful to have such a wonderful daughter. Her love and spirit will always surround you.

Caroline Goodwin , April 24, 2024


What a lovely tribute to your mother Darlene. I am so sorry to hear this news of her passing.

June Lamb, April 24, 2024

The Quinton family.

Our deepest condolences on the passing of your Matriarch Irene. Special hugs to Darlene who we knew in Matagami, from all of us, the Mathias family. Nicola, Deborah, Pamela, and Peter and their families. May Irene RIP eternally

Margaret Mathias , April 24, 2024


I extend my most sincere condolences re: the loss of your mother. May your memories be with you every day . Stay Strong Stay Safe

Merdy Armstrong, April 24, 2024

Darlene & family

So sorry for your loss of your mom & grandmother & great grandmother. Thinking of you all, during this difficult time

Brenda Szalajko, April 24, 2024

Darlene and Family

So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Hold those memories close to your heart.

Linda Wilson, April 24, 2024

Darlène and Family

Jaak and I extended our deepest condolences to you and your family.

Linda Jarv, April 25, 2024

Irene’s family

So sorry to hear of Irene’s passing. May she RIP. Our condolences to Darlene and family.
Dianne and Bill Edge

Dianne Edge, April 25, 2024

Darlene, Sam & family

Sending all of you so much love and strength during this very difficult time. Love you all very much.

Fi , April 26, 2024

Darlene, Sam & family

Sending all of you so much love and strength during this very difficult time. Love you all very much.

Fi , April 26, 2024


I am with you in though. A candle will be burning in Matagami church for her soul to rest in peace.

Claudette Hervieux , April 27, 2024