GORE, Iris (née Charlesworth)
November 15, 2021

Iris Gore

It is with sad hearts that we announce the passing of our dear mother, Iris Gore (nee Charlesworth) on November 15th, 2021.  Iris was born in Montreal on Feb. 18th, 1925.  She met her husband Jim and they were married on January 17th, 1948.  They enjoyed 64 wonderful years together, raised 4 children and were blessed with 18 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.  Iris had a profound impact on all of them.

Iris was an energetic and outgoing person with numerous interests.  She played badminton, and enjoyed walking and skiing.  She was a partner in a catering business while raising 4 children.  In her free time she loved to play bridge and socialize with her friends.  Later in her life she continued to stay active with aquafitness, something she enjoyed with her husband Jim.  Most nights you could also find Iris and Jim embroiled in a game of scrabble, which Iris would invariably win.  However, her priority was always time for her children and grandchildren.

Iris generously gave to the community she lived in.  She spent many hours volunteering at Cedar Park United Church where she assisted with church school, bazaars and fundraising activities.  She was also an active volunteer with West Island Senior Enterprises (WISE) and donated much time to assist with residents at Montreal Extendicare.

Iris was the loving daughter of James and Ethel Charlesworth (both predeceased).  She was the loving wife and lifelong partner of James Dewhurst Gore (predeceased).  She was the cherished mother of Devorah (partner Ed Bradbury), Christopher (wife Gillian Schultze), Michael (wife Janet Maher) and John.  She was the loving grandmother of Elie, Max, Joseph, Solomon, Shifrah, Asher, Nechama, Meir, Yehuda and Aidel (Devorah’s children); Thomas and Samuel (Chris’ children); Jack, William and Luke (Michael’s children) and Jade, India and Sierra (John’s children). She was also the great-grandmother of Deena,Shamshon, Yaacov (Solomon’s children); Samuel and Yonatan (Max’s children); Yocheved,Yoni,and Yaacov (Shifrah’s children); Rochel and Leah (Asher’s children); Rose Iris (Joseph’s child) and Harlow (Jade’s child).

Special thanks to all of the staff at Manoir Beaconsfield for the love and care they provided Iris over the last many years.  Iris made everyone laugh with her sharp wit and gentle demeanor.

A Celebration of Life to honour and remember Iris will be planned for early January 2022.  The church meant a great deal to both Iris and her husband Jim.  Donations to Cedar Park United Church in her memory are welcome.  Donations can be made online at cedarparkunited.com or by cheque to Cedar Park United Church, 204 Lakeview Avenue, Pointe-Claire, QC, H9S 4C5.

Celebration of life

At a later date

6 responses

  1. Bert and Jean Risto

    November 24, 2021 at 9:18 am

    Our deepest sympathies to all the family and special thoughts to Chris, Gillian and family

  2. Theodore Djaferis

    November 24, 2021 at 10:36 am

    Our sincere condolences Chris, to you and your family.

  3. Aldo Cocciardi

    November 24, 2021 at 3:10 pm

    My sincere condolences to Chris, John and to all the members of your family upon the passing of Iris. I will always remember her fondly.

    • Chris Gore

      November 24, 2021 at 9:36 pm

      hey Aldo thanks for the message. We think of you and Ronnie often. Hope you are staying well. Iris went very peacefully in the care of the wonderful folks at the Manoir. We will have to go out for coffee again next time we are down. Take care Chris

  4. Don and Ruth Runions

    November 25, 2021 at 4:13 pm

    Heartfelt Blessings to you Chris and Gillian.

  5. Renate Sutherland

    November 28, 2021 at 11:07 pm

    My heartfelt condolences to Chris, John and all the family on the loss of your dear mother. Iris was a kind and wonderful person who took a strong interest in people. I remember with fondness our friendship, which started at Cedar Park United Church many years ago. May you find peace in your heart and cherish the memories.


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