DEMERCHANT, Irene (Frayling)


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Irene DeMerchant (Frayling) at the age of 90, at the Sault Area Hospital on March 28, 2017 with her family by her side.

Irene was a War Bride and immigrated to Canada at the age of 17, when she married Donald W. Frayling. Irene leaves behind her husband of forty years Austin DeMerchant. Predeceased by her brother Jack Hill (Margaret) and sister Betty Breed (John).

She will always be loved and forever missed by her children Stephen Frayling (Laurie), Gloria Bumbaco (Frank), Donna Clayton (John) and previously deceased daughter Shirley Seccarriccia (Frank).

Nana Irene was loved dearly by her grandchildren, Tara Cianchetti Andrejack (John), Michael Cianchetti (Mary), Scott Seccarriccia (Lesley), Don Frayling (Nadine) Chris Lapointe (Toby), Stevie Frayling (Brandie), Rachael Palahnuck (Rob), Jake Frayling (Victoria), Lisa Bumbaco (Kip Harrington), Cindy Richardson (Jim), John Clayton (Tanya), and Jaime Clayton Besserer (Tim). Irene adored not only her grandchildren but also her many great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was special Aunt to Betsy, Christopher, Tina, Laurie and families and second mother to Leslie Stimson (late Adrian), Nora and Rod Wessell and Jimmy Garrett. Irene will be fondly remembered by the DeMerchant families of New Brunswick and Sudbury.

Heaven has gained an angel and Bingo will start at 6:00 sharp.

Arrangements entrusted to the Arthur Funeral Home & Cremation Centre 705-759-2522. Expressions of sympathy may be offered at