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Irene May Leona Bacher
Female 1912 - 2007


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  • Birth  5 Jan 1912  Kitchener Musical Society, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Female 
    Church Membership  Historic St. Paul's Church, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Church Membership  Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Kitchener, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Name  Irene May Leona Strome 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-161444 
    Died  10 Dec 2007  [1
    Buried  Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID  I161444  Generations
    Last Modified  30 Apr 2017 

    Father  William Bacher,   b. Sep 1881, Rainham Township, Haldimand Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  Lillian Schneider,   b. Oct 1880, Rainham Township, Haldimand Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1914 
    Family ID  F176925  Group Sheet

    Family  Wilmer Henry Strome,   b. 28 Aug 1913, Grimsby, Lincoln Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1991, London, Middlesex, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Stephen Wilber Strome,   b. 8 Sep 1941,   d. Feb 2011, , Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Kelly Strome
     3. George Strome
     4. Cathy Strome
    Family ID  F46177  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Strome, Irene May Leona (Bacher) January 5, 1912 - December 10, 2007

      Irene Bacher Strome was born January 5, 1912 in Berlin (Kitchener), Ont. After the death of her mother, Lillian Schneider, in 1914, she and her sisters were raised by their grandparents, Catherine and Henry Schneider, in Fisherville, ON. When she was 13 years old, she moved back to Kitchener to live with her father, William Bacher and her stepmother, Bertha Ebert Bacher. She met her future husband, Wilmer Strome, at her church. With a smile, she told us that's why she joined the church choir.

      Irene wanted her obituary to be short and to the point. This is what she said: I lived a good life and I died. I had a wonderful family and that was what my life was all about. I was good at washing dishes and cleaning the floor. ? She also made the most delicious chocolate chip cookies and rum balls!

      Our memories of her are filled with warmth and love. She was kind and generous in spirit and was always happy with her lot in life, rarely complaining. She was devoted to her church, first at St. Paul's (Historic) Lutheran and then as a charter member of Holy Cross Lutheran. She enjoyed family , friends, the cottage at Belwood Lake and Bridge Club. She kept her sense of humour right to the end and she has left us with many fond and happy memories.

      Irene was predeceased by Wilmer (1991), her husband of 51 years, and her sisters Charlotte Shriber (1998), Elsie Hipel (1998) and Erma Scoffield Dobrindt (2007) and their husbands.

      She is survived by her children: sons Steve (Wendy Drew), Kelly (Terry), and George and her daughter Cathy (Howard Stone); her grandchildren: Jamie Strome (Debbie), Tammy Strome (Clarence Hofstee), Chris Strome (fianc? Tami Gabay), Heather Strome (fianc? Mark Sutton), Stacey Stone, Travis Stone and Taylor Stone; and her great-grandchildren: Tasha, Skyler, Mathew and Tristan.

      Special thanks to the staff at Lanark Place Retirement Residence for their kindness and special care and support. Irene always said ?It's such a wonderful place. I hope when you are my age, you can stay in a place as wonderful as this one.? She enjoyed the many activities and the cookies!

      Irene's family will receive relatives and friends on Wednesday from 7-9 PM at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick St., Kitchener 519-749-8467 and 10-10:50 AM on Thursday at Holy Cross Church. Funeral service 11 AM Thursday, December 13, 2007 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church (322 East Ave., Kitchener) followed by a reception in the church hall.

      Pastor Robert Bugbee officiating. Interment Woodland Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations to St. Mary's Cardiac Care or the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated by the family (cards available at the funeral home). Visit www.henrywalser.com for Irene's memorial.1a

      1aThe Record 11 Dec 2007

  • Sources 
    1. [S490] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - The Record (1994-March 2008), Obituary of Irene Stome - 11 Dec 2007.

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 5 Jan 1912 - Kitchener Musical Society, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChurch Membership - - Historic St. Paul's Church, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChurch Membership - - Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Kitchener, , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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