With deep sorrow in our hearts, we announce the passing of Irma Diotte of Edmonton, Alberta, on July 28, 2022, at the age of 78 years.
She will be forever remembered by her loving, devoted husband of 57 years, Ronald; children, Raili Ruttan (Dean), Eva Parlee (Harold), James Anthony Diotte; sister, Anita McMartin (Nelson) and their children John, Melissa (Robert) and Jason (Tanya) and sister, Linda Deriger (Michael) and their children Keely and Laurel; as well as and numerous other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her parents, Vieno and Olavi Ritala of Finnish descent.
Irma was born and raised in Timmins, Ontario and grew up on a farm with her 2 sisters. Aspiring to become a nurse, she attended the Plummer Memorial Public Hospital School of Nursing in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, and proudly graduated with a silver medal in 1964, She then met Ronald Diotte on a blind date and they fell madly in love and were married shortly after in 1965. Irma left the Nursing profession to raise her 3 children, but never stopped being a “Nurse” and caregiver to her family and so many others in her life.
A True Angel on Earth. Lepää rauhassa (Rest in Peace), paljon rakkautta (much love).
The family wishes to send a special thank you to the staff at the Royal Alexandra Robbin’s Pavilion cardiac intensive care unit for their compassion and care.
At Irma’s request, there will be no service taking place.