Steve, Deborah, and families; so sorry to hear of Irene's passing. I very much enjoyed working with her for the 20 years I spent at CAD; she was always a great source of input and anecdotal information whenever I had a problem to solve. It was always interesting, to say the least, to spend time on the production floor, and chat with her and her girls, and every once in a while to take a break and hide in her office and talk for a few minutes.
I remember once, I think it was Deb's birthday, and one of the ladies asked Irene what birthday Deb was celebrating. I said something like, "Hmmmm...Deb is my sister's age! Steve and I are the same age, and my mom just turned..." I didn't get to finish the thought, because Irene stepped over while I was talking, and gave me such a punch in the arm!
Irene was one of the people I missed the most when I left CAD in 2008.
Please know our thoughts are with you and your family.