Irma’s family immigrated to Canada in 1926, settling near Coaldale, Alta. She completed Grade 9 and attended Coaldale Bible School. When her father died in 1942, as the oldest child, Irma cared for her siblings and worked the farm. Within 19 days in 1946, her 18-year-old brother and 9-year-old sister died of heart conditions – the family was devastated. Irma always had a garden, from which she canned and froze enough food to last the winter. An excellent seamstress, Irma recycled and reused long before the words became popular. After a day’s work, she enjoyed Scrabble or Tile Rummy. Irma served God with the church Willing Helpers Club. When she was hospitalized in 2014, as they wheeled her past the many rooms, she said, “Just like in heaven.” Irma lived her faith through the good and tough times.