Iris Jean Wedge (nee Peterson)

Iris Jean Wedge (nee Peterson)

Passed on November 26, 2023

February 28, 1930 – November 26, 2023      It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Iris Wedge of Stonewall, and formerly of Lilyfield, MB on Sunday, November 26, 2023 at the Selkirk and District Health Centre.

Iris is survived by her children Les, Linda, Darlene and Terry (Marilyn); her grandchildren Jeannie, Darren (Brianne) and Kevin (Lacey), as well as her great-grandchildren Kasen, Jackson and Keaton. Iris also leaves behind her sister Joan (Lloyd) Lillebo and several nephews. Iris was blessed to have a large circle of friends.

Iris was predeceased by her husband Les Wedge, her sister, Evelyn Buchanan and her granddaughter, Melanie Wedge.

Iris was born on February 28, 1930 to Sten and Catherine (Kay) Peterson. Iris married Les on July 10, 1948. Together they raised four children and formed a loving family circle that sustained Iris throughout her life. Iris embraced farm life on their century farm. Assiniboine Race Track was like a second home where she cared for horses and established a daycare.

Iris was a faithful member of Lilyfield United Church and a Life Member of the United Church Women. She formed many lasting friendships at church and in the UCW.

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of the Selkirk and District Health Centre for their kindness and the compassionate care they extended to Iris.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.

A Service of Remembrance and a reception will be held on Sunday, December 10 at 12:30 pm at the Red Barn, Road 75 North and Provincial Road #236, south of Stonewall.


Our sincere condolences to the family and friends. Iris is remembered fondly by the Ball family. Treasure

Treasure Sear

I bought the home I live in today from Iris and less Wedge Senior. The families always been very good to me. Iris you will be missed.

Hugh Herron

I bought the home I live in today from Iris and Les Wedge Senior. They’ve been always very nice to me Iris you will be missed.

Hugh Herron

Iris was truly an incredible human. Her passion, caring nature and love for the racing community was inspirational and unmatched. The countless acts of kindness and thoughtfulness throughout the years have been appreciated by so many including the kids at ASD. I know my daughter will never forget “grandma Iris”. My sincere condolences to Iris’ family. She will truly be missed. Thank you for sharing this incredible us.

Shannon Dawley

My condolences go out to you all on the loss of your mother Iris, my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

Donna Fenton

My heart felt condolences to the families may God comfort you y'all 🙏 ❤️

Anita Tourangeau

So sorry for your loss. Iris was a wonderful person and we always had good chats. She will be missed.

Milton and Barb Houliston

So sorry to hear of Iris,s passing. I knew the Wedges well as I ponied their horses mornings and took many to the gate years ago. Lovely family.

Linda Edwards

Iris was a gem..always enjoyed our visits..a kind caring heart..see Will definitely be missed..❤️

Joan Edwards

My kids spent many years at the daycare when it was run by Grandma Iris, as they affectionately called her. She was such a kind and loving person. She will be missed.

Sheri Glendinning

Iris was a ‘gramma’ to dozens of race tracker family kids at ASD. She opened the daycare at 6 am & stayed till you came to pick the child up after the last late race. These kids all grew up & always were happy to see her at the track through the years. She was always a happy smily person. She will be missed.

Debi Hanson

Iris Wedge was a pillar of her community and Assiniboia Downs. Iris helped so many people in her lifetime, a selfless women that was loved and respected by many. She will be missed by many and her legacy will continue. My condolences to her children ,grandchildren, great grandchildren and her many friends here,and far away. 🙏

Leona stahl

A great loss to all that knew Iris and to those who didn't as she impacted so many lives . Prayers to the family in your time of grief

Connie Clauson

So very very sorry to hear of Iris passing. My heartfelt condolences to family and friends

Sandy Dimma

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