It is with tremendous sadness and deep love that we say goodbye to an extraordinary daughter, sister, aunt and amazing friend. Triona passed away peacefully on March 18, 2023, in her 99th year. Triona was born August 1, 1924, in Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland to parents John and Agnes Dunlop. In March of 1929, Triona and her parents courageously boarded the Montrose and crossed the Atlantic from Belfast to North America. Their family first moved to Seven Persons, then shortly thereafter settled in Medicine Hat. Triona’s career as a secretary spanned decades as she worked for many local companies: the CPR, Northwest Nitro-Chemicals, Western Co-Op Fertilizers and at the Medicine Hat and District Hospital. Triona has been described as a stalwart of St John’s Presbyterian Church where she grew up and served on the Board of Managers, Elder in Kirk Session Committees and more than 14 years as the first woman Clerk of session in St John’s Church history. Triona is predeceased by her parents and beloved brother John. She leaves to cherish her memory her niece, Tara (Graham), great niece, Grace and great nephew, Greg as well as her precious and specially appreciated friend and supporter, Gloria. Triona’s witty sense of humour, legacy of Christian faith, loyalty to family and her community, her style and fashion sense, and her love of everything Irish will be held close within our hearts always. Flowers are gratefully declined.
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