Tribute to Irene McGreal, 1952-2023

Irene Elizabeth McGreal (née Gillender)

IRES is saddened to announce that Irene McGreal, wife of IRES past-president Professor Dr. Stanley McGreal, passed away peacefully on 18th March, 2023. She was the loving mother of Barbara and Bryan, and devoted granny to Finn and Harry. In life she lived for those she loved and those she loved remember.

The IRES leaders feel a tremendous sense of loss with Irene’s passing.  Her absence will be felt on the many continents where she participated in sister society conferences and touched the lives of many of our members.  We will sorely miss her laughter and sense of humor.

Family flowers only, donations if desired, direct to Friends of the Cancer Centre, Belfast City Hospital 51, Lisburn Rd, Belfast BT9 7AB or via Irene’s MuchLoved tribute page at