Irene Sterian

20-Jun-1962 - 08-May-2022

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In Loving Memory of..

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 (

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 

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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 Michael Gardiner | 07-Jun-2022

I'm so sorry to just hear this sad news. I worked with Irene supporting the Canadian manufacturing industry and always admired her leadership and tireless efforts to elevate Made in Canada innovation. My thoughts are with her family, who I was happy to meet at her OSPE Award for contributions to Engineering in Ontario. Sincerely, Michael

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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.

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