Irene (Rene) Bladon

May 19, 1944 - February 29, 2024
March 1, 2024 5 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Rene Bladon (nee Warnick) surrounded by her family.

Rene will be lovingly remembered by her husband Gerry Stewart, her daughter Lori Poznansky, son-in-law Marc Mousseau, cousin Helene Magus, many relatives and a legion of friends.

Rene led a vibrant life, enjoying golf, skiing, painting, jewellery-making, and spending time with family and friends. Her warmth and positivity touched the lives of all who were fortunate enough to know her.

A Celebration of Life will take place on Tuesday, March 5 at 1 p.m. at St. John’s Cultural Center Atrium, 10611 – 110 Ave, Edmonton.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the Grey Nuns Palliative Care staff, the Palliative Home Care team, the EMS team and the staff and residents at Churchill Manor for their compassion and kindness.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made to the Palliative Care Unit at Grey Nuns Hospital.

  1. My heartfelt condolences go out to Lori, Marc, Gerry, Helene and her numerous close friends and relatives.

    I have known Rene for over 50 yrs through my friend Carol. On my many visits to Edmonton we would share laughter and fun times. She was such a positive, talented and warm person and will be sadly missed by all.

    RIP Rene, your suffering is over.
    Sue Sanderson. 💔
    Vancouver Island .

  2. Dear Lori and Marc:
    It is with deep sadness I learned of Rene’s passing this morning. She was a devoted mother as well as a talented and special lady. May she rest in eternal peace and may her memory be a blessing always. I am sending prayers of love, comfort and peace during this very difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss Lori.
    With sincere condolences,
    MaryAnn Poznansky

  3. My sincerest condolences to Rene’s family in the loss of such a wonderful lady. I had the absolute pleasure of working with Rene at RE/MAX River City that quickly became a wonderful friendship. I share in your loss.

  4. Most sincere condolences to Lori, Marc, Gerry, Helene. Over the 50+ years of my friendship with Rene, she continually amazed me with her incredible talents. From cooking, sewing, jewelry making, skiing, golfing, and curling…..they were endless. She always wore a smile and dressed with panache. Our days of teaching together at Queen Elizabeth High were filled with fun and unforgettable stories. I will miss our lengthy long distant phone calls, and will always remember her with much love and admiration.

    Nancy Braun McGregor

  5. I think it was meant to be that I came across this obituary. I was not looking for it, and it was only by chance that I saw this.
    I work at Churchill Manor, have only known Rene since March 2023. Although I have not known her for very long, I have a couple of fond memories that I will always have with me. One, her wedding, I remember watching her, when her and Gerry were signing the Wedding Registry, and heard her say, “I can’t believe we are married, I am so happy.” Second, seeing her everyday on my way to work from my car, seeing how she was outside, having her coffee, letting Dancer run around, while she enjoyed the outdoors, even though it was very cold sometimes. Third, her name being Rene, I thought how awesome it was to come up with a version of her name that set her apart, from others with the same name, Irene (this is my name). Fourth, hugging her, without words, after finding out she had been diagnosed as terminally ill. I told her I did not want to cry, and she told me not to. I am glad she is at peace, and her family can be at peace knowing she is no longer fighting for her life. She lived a long life, and I am glad that I was able to have a glimpse of it. I am blessed to have known part of her story.

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