Obituary for Irene Hegg, R.N. (Bourne)
Irene (Bourne) Hegg, R.N. died peacefully under hospice care on Dec. 20, 2017, at the age of 92. Heaven joyfully welcomed an amazing mother, grandmother, sister, wife, daughter, aunt, and friend.
Irene is survived by her son, Michael; sisters, Dorothy, Elaine, Delores, Betty; grandkids, Margie (Paul), Logan, Sophie (Chris); great-grandchildren Rhys and Liam; Ardella (Rod) Kanning, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Irene is preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Pauline; husband, Roy; son, Tim and brother, Ray.
Irene was born on June 22, 1925, in Laurel, to Joe and Pauline Bourne. She graduated from Laurel High School in 1943 and went on to St. Vincent School of Nursing graduating as a RN in 1947. Irene had a stellar career at St Vincent’s until her retirement in the early 80’s and continued to contribute to health care planning and education services as an active member of Community Health Care Retirees.
A celebration of Irene’s life with a reunion of family and friends will be held at Smith’s Funeral Chapel, 925 S 27th St., Billings on June 23, 2018. Reception following (planned by Irene) at Al Bedoo Shrine, 1125 Broadwater Ave. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Irene’s life. Private family graveside services at Mountview Cemetery at a later time. Condolences for the family may be posted online at smithfuneralchapels.com.