October 4, 1929 - July 11, 2017
Irene, beloved wife of the late Colin Adolph Storch passed away on Tuesday, July 11 early morning at the age of 87, peacefully in her home in Airdrie, Alberta. Irene was born in Edmonton, Alberta. She was the second youngest of 5 children. She grew up on the Steen farm outside of Rumsey, Alberta. She met and married Colin on August 5, 1950. They moved onto the Storch farm into a 3 room bunkhouse to start their lives together. Irene’s hobbies consisted of cooking, baking, sewing, gardening, canning and caring for her little family. Irene is lovingly remembered by her daughter Charlotte (Lyle Heck); son, Ronald Storch (Theresa); grandchildren, Jeffrey Heck (Maeghan), Clayton Heck (Jessica), Bradley Storch (Renee), Cheryl (Wayne Stephenson), Gregory Storch (Janelle) and Kristina (Rick Norman); great grandchildren, Tyler Heck (Kayla), Emma Stephenson, Desirae Stephenson, Megan Stephenson, Brodie Heck, Isabelle Stephenson, Quinn Heck, Paeton Heck, Thane Heck, Ryan Storch, Brennen Norman, Eden Storch, Stella Storch, Brady Norman, and Beckett Norman; great great grandchild, Cohen Heck. Irene is also survived by her brothers-in-law, John Storch and Richard Storch (Mavis); sisters-in-law, Elsie Larose, Betty Jorsvick and Linda Helmer; as well as cousins, many nieces, nephews and close friends. Irene was predeceased; by her loving father, John Steen and her caring mother Beatrice; also by her siblings, brothers-in law, sisters-in-law and many other family members and friends. We would like to thank all of our extended family and friends for all of their love and support through this tough time. We would also like to thank Courtney Winters Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Drumheller, Alberta for helping us through the process from beginning to end. We appreciate all the support and kindness they have shown to our family.