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Obituary - Gladys Strom

Gladys Strom

1921 - 2019

Cook Southland Funeral Chapel - Strom(2019)

Gladys Pearl Strom (nee Harvey), beloved wife of the late, Walter Hugo Strom, passed away at the Bow Island Health Centre on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at the age of 98 years. Gladys will be lovingly remembered by her children; Sylvia,  Elaine, Phil (Janet), Ray (Lois), Al (Lynn), Joan (Jim) Babe and Lori (Rick) Dykstra, as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so on Saturday, September 14, 2019, at the Bow Island Evangelical Free Church, 214 - 4 Avenue West, Bow Island, from 1:00 p.m. to 1:55 p.m. A Celebration of Gladys’ life will follow at the Bow Island Evangelical Free Church, Saturday, September 14, 2019, at 2:00 p.m., with interment at the Burdett Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Gladys' name may be made to the Gideons International in Canada, c/o Henry Heidebrecht, 3123 - 15 Avenue SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 8K1 or to HALO, 12 - 49 Viscount Avenue SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 5G4.


  1. Christina Wilson:
    Sep 05, 2019 at 06:56 PM

    To the Clan of Walter and Gladys Strom: I deeply regret that I will not be able to come and celebrate Gladys' life with you. I will, however, be with you in spirit. I well remember the kindness that was shown to me and my children from Walter and Gladys. May the knowledge that you will be reunited with them comfort your hearts and souls.

  2. Dawn Olson:
    Sep 07, 2019 at 07:55 PM

    Condolences to your family for your loss. Gladys was always a kind and gentle woman with a warm smile. Thinking of you.

  3. Dan & Ellen Mastel:
    Sep 07, 2019 at 08:18 PM

    Sincere condolences to you and your family.

  4. Louise Lyons:
    Sep 11, 2019 at 12:09 PM

    It was my pleasure to get to know Gladys starting over two years ago as I visited her weekly. She always had a beautiful smile and hug for me when I visited. When we sang together it brought such joy to her I could tell through all we did and spoke of together that she loved her Lord so dearly. I will have fond memories of our walks and the times we picked apples overhanging the fences and eating them together. She loved being outside and again her smiles were so delightful. I celebrate with you her family the new life she looked forward to, being in heaven with her Father and Lord. Blessings Louise

  5. Jack and Tripp DenHollander:
    Sep 12, 2019 at 06:56 PM

    Our sincere condolences to you all. God Bless.

  6. Joanne Penner Herron:
    Sep 12, 2019 at 06:58 PM

    Dear Strom Family,

    It was with sadness I read of Gladys' passing. And as I read your names in her obituary, I smiled as I remembered having interacted with each of you in some way during the years we lived in the Taber and Grassy Lake areas.
    Regardless of age, the loss of a parent is always significant and keenly felt. I pray that our God of Comfort will be that to you as you grieve your mother's absence. C.S. Lewis describes it this way -- "Her absence is like the sky, spread over everything." May our God fill that absence for you.

    With warm remembrances of a lovely, gracious, godly lady, prayers, and love,
    Joanne Penner Herron

  7. Ray and Ingrid Speaker:
    Sep 14, 2019 at 11:02 AM

    What a gracious lady! She was always there to support her husband and family, and we could also add her friends. A life well fulfilled with kindness and giving.

    Sep 16, 2019 at 04:11 PM

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. She has a special place in our hearts as she does yours. our condolances to all of you at the time of loss, my time in Bow Island with you folks when Eunice was there was always rewarding. Hugs

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