Ms. Irene Sterian passed away on May 8, 2022. We lost a loving mother, daughter, wife, sister, friend, and Canadian business leader. Irene is survived by her husband Stephen, children Lauren, Melanie, and Jake, mother Lya, brother Andrew, and an uncounted number of friends, relations and colleagues whose lives she has enriched. She enjoyed a long career with IBM/Celestica Inc. and was the Founder, President and CEO of the REMAP technology accelerator. Irene was recognised as an engineering innovator, but one of her greatest accomplishments was setting up her son for success as an adult with autism, and paving the way for other parents to do so. To honour her dedication to innovation in supporting young adults with disabilities we would like to suggest donations to Active Lives Canada Donate | ActiveLivesCanada (https://www.activelivescanada.ca/donate).
A private service limited to invitees of the family will be held on Sunday May 15th at 12:00PM. The service will be live streamed at
She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Memories of her will last in our hearts forever.
Condolences from family and friends
Posted by Amy Kirsh | 18-May-2022
Dear Stephen, Jake and the whole family. I am so sorry for your loss. Irene was a warrior for Jake, I was lucky to see it first hand. I’m thankful to have met Irene and family and be part of Jake’s circle. Skiing over the winter and seeing Irene and Stephen come up for a visit and to take pictures and proudly watch Jake ski was a pleasure. My thoughts and vibes are with the whole family.
My sincerest condolences. I pray that you are surrounded by God’s comforting love.
What a joy it was to be able to know Irene at work. I will never forget her kind spirit, smiles, and the small talks we had every time we see each other in the hall way or office. You will be missed Irene.