IrisIt is with sadden hearts we share the passing of Iris M. Saunders, our beloved Executive Director, on Friday, April 4th, 2014.

The family has asked that in lieu of flowers a donation “on behalf of Iris Saunders” be given to: EmployAbilities, #402, 10909 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB, T5J 3L9, for the establishment of a bursary for individuals with disabilities, to be set up and administered by the family.

There will be a public viewing on Friday, April 11th from 7-9pm, at Connelly-McKinley Funeral Chapel, located at 10011 – 114th Street, Edmonton, AB

The funeral will take place on Monday April 14th, at 11:00AM, at St Thomas More Catholic Church, 210 Haddow Close, Edmonton, AB.  The Church is located west of Terwilleger Drive, north of 23rd Avenue.   A  Celebration of Iris’s Life will follow the service at the Derrick Golf & Winter Club, 3500 119th Street, Edmonton, AB

Out of respect for Iris, EmployAbilities office will be closed on April 14th for staff to attend the funeral.