It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Mable (Mayvis) Strom- Durette on
November 2, 2022.
She is survived by a daughter, Melanie who lives in New Zealand, and two sons, Steven who lives with his
family in Lac La Biche and Kendall who lives with his fiancé Tanya in Golden. She also leaves behind her daughter
-in-law Christina (married to Steven) and her two grandsons Jackson and Warren. She also leaves Rachel who
she loved like a daughter and who gave her so much comfort and love, especially in her later years, and her
former husband Paul. We will all miss her dearly.
When she was a young mom, she loved being at the rink for hockey and figure skating – she even taught
figure skating lessons. She took us to the library regularly and spent so much time reading with us. She enjoyed
playing slow pitch, camping, swimming, traveling to the mountains and being part of community clubs like
Kinettes and Tops.
Later in life, she worked in home care and in hospitals, including the Saskatoon City Hospital and the Royal
University Hospital. She was passionate about her work and she thrived the most when she was able to help
She always gave beyond her means and energy not just in her work but also with everyone around her. She
would have rather seen someone else taken care of and go without herself.
Once she became ill, she had a long fight ahead. Even in her toughest times she found joy in the small things –
a good meal, a chat with a neighbor or spending time with the family dogs, Tyke, Luka and Zophie. Her love of
walking was beyond measure and, even when she was so sick, she kept walking as much as she could. Some
days she could barely get around the block but she refused to give in. She was an inspiration to keep going no matter what life throws at you.
Above all else she loved spending time with her family including in her later years
watching her grandsons grow up and being involved in their activities. It is for this reason, she asked
that we don’t have a traditional ceremony and instead get together as a family and “just have fun.”
We plan to scatter her ashes together in summer 2023 in one of her favourite places in the mountains.