Inala Community House: In Loving Memory of Irene Clarke

4th April 1938 – 16th October 2020

Inala Community House (ICH) was saddened to hear of the passing of Irene Clarke. Irene was a valued member of ICH, serving on the Board of Directors and as a participant at our healthy ageing programs at SkyLarkers and Acacia Ridge.

After moving to Inala in 1967, Irene later joined the ICH Healthy Ageing Programs. She was over time an active participant who enjoyed many activities such as mahjong, games, cards, crafts and meeting with her friends each week. Irene then subsequently decided to join the Board as a volunteer in 2003, and as Irene said, ‘joining the Board of ICH was an extension of that involvement’. Irene has, since 2003, continued both as a participant and a volunteer Board member.

Irene’s dedication to pursuing excellence in delivering services to the community and her incredible business acumen were evident in her volunteer work on the Board. Her passion in supporting the community was demonstrated through her involvement not just at ICH but other organisations as well.

Irene left us with a testimonial for why she decided to become a Board member, this testimonial keenly showed her care for the community and her passion for making a difference by using her knowledge and skills to contribute on the Board of ICH. She said that what she found rewarding was being able to positively impact many peoples’ lives through the work of ICH. Irene finished her testimonial by saying,

“I appreciate the friends I have made through my involvement in Inala Community House, the opportunity I have been given to associate with some great people, the chance to be a part of a grand organisation and last but not least all that I have learned along the way.”

Irene’s legacy will be honoured and remembered as a friend, colleague and a Board member. Irene’s contribution to ICH cannot be fully expressed and she will be sorely missed. ICH would like to convey our sincere gratitude for Irene’s dedication and her years of service. Her support has helped to enrich the lives of many individuals over the years and has helped to shape ICH and the services delivered to the community. Her legacy will not be forgotten.

Our thoughts are with Irene’s family and friends at this time.