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Gary Alexander Strome

June 26, 1943 ~ February 17, 2017

Gary Alexander Strome

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Gary Strome of Whitehorse, Yukon, on February 17, 2017, at the age of 73.

Gary was born on June 26, 1943 in Edmonton, Alberta. On May 18, 1968, he married his beloved Leona Lehner, of Vilna, Alberta. Gary was an English teacher at St. Albert High School, St. Albert, Alberta, where he enjoyed teaching the works of Shakespeare, Chaucer, and other literary greats. He was the Yearbook Coordinator for many years, until his retirement from teaching in 2001. In 2005, Gary began his northern adventure, moving to Whitehorse to be with family. Gary was a kind, gentle soul who enjoyed reading, writing, painting, cooking, and spending time with his family, children, grandchildren, and friends.

Left to cherish his memory are his son Trevor (Karen) Strome and their children Isabella and Hudson, of Winnipeg, MB; daughter Cherie (Phil) Bryenton and their children Caiden, Coltan, and Ashlyn of Whitehorse, YK; brother Ron Strometski of North Vancouver, BC; and nephews Colin and Michael and their families.

Gary was predeceased by his parents Alexander and Mary Strometski, and his wife Leona.

Special thanks to the Ledoux and Serfas families for their unconditional love of Gary, friends Jaeson and Alex, the wonderful staff at Macaulay Lodge, and the compassionate care of Heritage North Funeral Home.

Cremation has taken place. Gary will be dearly missed. May he rest in peace.

Comments (4)
  • 10 March 2017

    My condolences to the family, Gary was a very lovely person I knew Gary from Bingo at Macaulay Lodge, what a loss “Rest In Peace Gary”

  • 12 March 2017

    My wife and I had the pleasure of knowing Gary. We shared many of laughs together and he will be very missed. Our deepest sympathies to the Strome family.

  • 30 November 2019

    The kindest soul you’d ever meet, a true friend.
    I’m sorry I found out so late.

  • 30 September 2020

    I just found out that Gary has been gone almost three years. He was a kind person, a true gentleman. May he rest in peace. Eternal memory.

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