Words cannot express the depth of the sadness and the deep aching sense of loss by the passing of Irene May Sarty, of Liverpool at the age of 84 on February 10, 2023.
Irene was born in Port Medway, the daughter of the late Adam and Myrtle (Hubley) Selig.
In her early years, Irene had a brief career in retail before becoming a devoted mother. She went on to provide child care to numerous families in the community of which she would often reminisce. Irene was a dedicated TOPS member where she enjoyed many friendships and social gatherings.
Irene lived her life with a lust for adventure and fun; a lifetime of loving her family and friends. She loved reading, dancing, music and travel.
Mom was the foundation of our family. She instilled great values, such as living within your means, appreciation, respect and to live life to the fullest as she would say “Don’t sweat the small stuff.”
Irene is survived by by her daughter Melanie (Paul); son Kurt (Anne); grandchildren Paige, Jalisa and Brennan. Sister Annabelle; brother Ernest (Vicky); sister in law Sally; brother in law Roger (Margaret) Sarty; sister in law Verna Bleiker; step grandchildren, step great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Besides her parents, Irene was predeceased by her husband Wallace; her son Wally; brothers Wilson “Buddy” and Raymond, her sister Lorna; sister in law Muriel, brothers in law Jack and Henry.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. A graveside memorial service will be held at a later date. No flowers by request, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
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Charlotte, Bobby and Peggy Kelley
Melanie, Kurt and families. Please accept our sincere condolences. May your wonderful memories help you through the difficult days ahead. Rest now dear Irene.
I am so sorry for your loss Melanie and family. My heart aches for you all. Catch a hug and strength. Prayers for you all.
Kevin and Debbie Page
Kurt and family we are so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother, sending our deepest condolences.
Kevin and Debbie
Kurt and Anne – so sorry to read this – Your Mom was such a lovely lady. Hugs to you and your family. – Donna
Melanie, I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Sincere condolences to you and all of Irene’s family. I hope that the love and support that surrounds you will help you through this very difficult time.
Helen & David Fox
We are so sorry to be reading this sad news. Irene was a lovely person. In younger years she babysat my 3 daughters on a regular, never had to worry when leaving them in her care. Condolences to all her family. RiP
I’m very saddened to be reading the world has loss a wonderful lady. My deepest sympathy to Melanie, Kurt and family.
Hugs xo, Kim Rogers
Melanie and Family ,So very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing .Thinking of you at this difficult time .
Wendell and Susan (Pyke) Whynot
Melanie, Kurt and families.
Please accept our sincere condolences. May you find comfort in your memories.
Wendell and Susan
Susan M MacLeod
To Irene’s Family
We are shocked to hear about Irene’s death. She was a lovely lady, always a smile and a true friend. My Mom, Rita and Irene shared many good times together when Mom lived on Payzant Street. Irene would visit often and bring along delicious desserts to enjoy. She surely will be missed.
Sincerely, Susan MacLeod and Rita Dagley
To all of Irene’s family my deepest condolences. May you find comfort in all your wonderful memories.
Melanie and family, So sorry for your loss.
Sending my heartfelt condolences to Melanie and Paige on the loss of your dear Mother and Grandmother. I know how much a mother’s passing deeply hurts the heart and I’m thinking of you as you grieve this great loss.
Peggy and Richard Hatt
Dear Kurt and Melanie ,I was so sorry to hear about your Mom .My sister Barbara Veinot Roy was great friends with her and Annabelle when she spent the summers in Port with our grandparents .May the love of your many friends and family help you through the coming days .Sincerely Peggy Hatt
Gordon and Jackie Eisnor
Kurt,Melanie and family: Sorry to read of your mom’s passing.Our sincere condolences to all your family.
Stephen and Marilyn Anthony
Sorry for your loss
Brooklyn Baptist Church
Our most sincere condolences to Irene’s family. Irene had just begun to attend our little church and we so much enjoyed her presence and looked forward to her return. Please know that our prayers and thoughts are with you at this most difficult time. Our entire church family echoes our condolences to you all. Our prayer is that our Lord will give you whatever it is you need to get you through all of this. Christian love from friends of the Brooklyn Baptist Church.
Joanne and Donald Uhlman
Kurt and Anne, we are so sorry to hear of your loss.
It is with a heavy heart that I send my sincerest sympathies to all of your family. Irene was a dear lady who will be greatly missed. Keep your memories close and take care of each other.
Cathie & Kevin Wentzell
Kurt & Family,
We extend our sincerest condolences. Take comfort in your memories.
Kurt, Melanie and family – I was saddened to hear of your mother’s passing.
You are in my thoughts.
Kurt, Melanie & Family
I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. She’s left such a legacy with you and in the community. I hope that you’ll be able to take comfort in your positive memories of her over time. May She rest In peace and may her memories be a blessing.
So very sorry Melanie and family for your loss. Sending our deepest sympathies.
Doug, Sylvia and Krista Zwicker
Melanie, I am sorry hear of your mothers passing. Please accept my most sincere condolences.
Melanie my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. It’s not easy to lose your mom.❤️
Philip& Holly Smith
Kurt. Anne and family,
Please accept our condolences in the loss of your dear Mother. She was such a bright, happy woman- just a joy to speak with! We know you will miss her in your lives, but she leaves behind a family who certainly inherited her wonderful qualities. May she rest easy now.
Holly and Philip Smith
To Irene’s family:
I am saddened to have lost a friend that I just met a couple months ago. What few times I had with her were so enjoyable and I wish I could have met her sooner. May you find comfort knowing your dear Mom brought so much love to everyone and all the great memories she left behind, God bless you all.
Sending my condolences to you Melanie and Paige.
You are in my thoughts as you go through the loss
of your Mom and grandmother. Bless you both.
Melanie I’m so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you all
Harry & Cheryl
Kurt, Melanie and family: Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your dear Mom, Irene. May your many memories comfort you in the difficult time ahead. The Memorial Video is a beautiful tribute to her life and family. May she RIP.
Bucky & Donna Norman
Condolence to the family. May your many memories keep her in your hearts forever and help you through this difficult time.
Bucky & Donna Norman
Condolence to the family. Thoughts are with the family at this difficult time. May your memories help you through it all.
I was so sorry to hear this. What a lovely lady and a great friend to my mom. She will be missed xo
Kevin and Sherry Roy
Kurt and Family .
We were saddened to read of the passing of your Mother. Condolences
to you all. May you cherish your memories .
Kevin and Sherry Roy
Doug & Dot Winters
Kurk,Roger and family’s
Sorry for loss. Enjoy your many good memories and know you are in our thoughts at this difficult time.
Doug & Dot
Darlene and John Chandler
Dear family, we are so very sad for your huge loss. Your mom was such a bright light and her incredible heart, energy, appreciation of life, family and friends will be her legacy. We are holding you all close in our hearts right now. We’ve lost a truly beautiful soul. Love and hugs to you all. ❤️
Marjorie Speed Powell
Dear Kurt and Anne, I’m sorry to hear of the passing of Irene. My condolences to you and the family.
To The Sarty Family
So sorry for your loss, I always enjoyed the chats Irene and I had. My thoughts are with you all in these difficult times.
Expressing deepest sympathy to all the family. Irene was a great person and her and I were good friends. She will be sadly missed. Barb
Daryl and Gladys Williams
Dear Melanie, Kurt and Family
I am very sorry to hear the passing of your mother, Irene. She always had a smile, a fantastic mother, and wife. Irene was second mother to Terra and godmother. Best babysitter in the world and was greatly appreciated. She will be greatly missed but a lot of memories that we will have forever in our hearts. We offer our sincere condolences to the family.
My Condolences To The Family
My deepest condolences to you all!
Simone and Stein Snarby
Dear Kurt, Anne, Melanie and family,
We were so very sorry to hear of your loss.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this very difficult time.
Simone, Stein, Anton and Elan Snarby
so sorry melinie for the loss of your mom stay strong my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family
Sincerest condolences to the family
Zona & Stephen Hatt
Melanie , Kurt & families ,
We send our sincere condolence’s on the loss of your beautiful Mom. May the memories you hold bring some comfort as you grieve in the coming weeks …..
Zona & Stephen
Mel my heart is heavy for your profound loss. I know the special relationship you were blessed to have with your Mom … best friend , confidant & partner in crime … I know you will feel lost in the coming weeks & I pray you find comfort in all the wonderful memories you hold special in your heart …. in time your tears will turn to smiles & laughter when you remember the times you were blessed & grateful to share with her… big hug …. Zona
Vernon & Joyce Hawkes
Melanie, Kurt and Families, we are very sorry for the loss of your dear mother. She was a beautiful, caring and friendly lady.
I always loved to have a chat with her. She will be missed. Treasure the Memories. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you all.
So very sorry for your family’s loss. Such a nice lady.
Barb and Lorne Redmond
Kurt and Melanie-
Lorne and I send our deepest condolences to you and all the extended family.
Kathy Jo and Bernie Rumbolt
Dear Kirk, Melanie and families,
Bernie and I are sending our sincere condolences for the loss of your mother and grandmother.Irene never aged, she always looked the same when we had a chance encounter. She is now with her Wallys. May she RIP. Loved the photos….lots of memories.
My sincerest sympathies, from Lorna’s daughter Brenda
Vivian Croft (Whynot)
So sorry for your loss Mel…thinking of you
After watching the pictures. THOSE LAST FEW WITH MEKLANIE AND PAIGE. HOW BLESSED YOU GUYS WERE TO HAVE THAT DEEP LOVE. NOW THE PAIN,BUT LATER THE LOVE AND MEMORIES . MY HEART HURTS FOR YOU AND I MISS MY TRAVELING PAL AND SO MUCH MORE. I WILL COME SEE YA WHEN YOUR READY.
Kurt and Melanie and families … so truly saddened by the loss of Irene, our paths crossed many times over the years …most recently attending Brooklyn Baptist Church. My deepest sympathies and sincere condolences to you all.
Kurk and Ann: I am so very sorry to read of the loss of your mom.. Sincere Condolences to all at this sad time. Treasure all the great memories as they are yours to keep. Take Care
Melanie and Kurt,
I would like to offer my deepest condolences. She was such a treasure. The nicest lady I have ever met.
We had our first TOPS meeting tonight without Irene. We dedicated the meeting tonight to her, read a prayer and told stories of your mom. She was such a great friend to every one of us and we will never forget her. Her chair was empty tonight but we knew she was with us in spirit.
Kurt, Melanie and other family members,
So shocked and saddened to see that your mom is gone. Our lives crossed paths various times since way back from late 70’s til not long ago.
Always found Irene had a smile, a cute giggle and time to chat to catch up on latest life events.
I will miss bumping into her.
Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. Hold on to your many memories.
I’m so very sorry to be reading this. Irene spent many hours at my house when I was growing up, looking after my brother who was ten years younger than me. We had a lot of great laughs and many amazing memories. Thinking of you all during this difficult time… 🙁
Melanie and Paige, so sorry for your loss
Jim & Jacqueline Peach
Melanie & Kurt so shocked to read of Irene’s passing. Please accept my deepest condolences. She was such a pleasant lady always greeting you with a smile. May God give you comfort to get through this valley.
Wanda Oderkirk (Seldon)
My heart is truly broken for you all. She was such a beautiful lady and young for her years. To know her was to love her and that we all did. May god bless you all in the difficult days ahead. Always here for you ❤️
So sorry for your loss.
I am so sad to see this , You and your family were a huge part of my childhood , spending many nights at your house and hearing your mom or dad say ” Be Quiet ” cuz we were giggling so much .. I have very fond memories of your mom … I am so so sorry for your loss . I know how close you were wirh your mom . .. Thinking of you ❤
Rose Anthony & Family
Melanie , Kurt and Family
So sorry for your loss, my heart aches for you all. Your mom was a wonderful lady and a great friend. I will miss our chats before our meeting at our Tops group. my thoughts and prayers are with you all and may you cherish your memories.
Love and Hugs , Rose Anthony
So sorry for your family loss .
so sorry for your loss-sending love & sincere condolences to all of her family-my thoughts are with you-she will be missed
Cathy de Rome
Kurt and Melanie,
My sincere condolences on the loss of your Mom. It was not that long ago that I saw her and her friend Barb enjoying the lunch at the Community Cafe when I was serving. Thinking of your family at this difficult time.
To Irene’s family sending my sincere condolences to all. Keep close all the happy thoughts spent together as a family .
David and Bonnie
Kirk,Melanie and family .So sorry for your loss.Irene had a zest for life.She always made me smile.Her smile was contagious.I know how close you were and it is so hard losing those we love.Lean on each other.Think of you often .
Kurt, Melanie and families…sending heart felt condolences to you all!
Terri and Brad Longmire
To Kurt, Anne, and the rest of Irene’s family:
I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. May your wonderful memories of her bring you all comfort during this difficult time.
Kurt,Melanie and family,
Sorry to know about the loss of your Mom.Sending my condolences and prayers during this difficult time.RIP Irene
Dan & Barbara MacLaren
We are very sorry to hear of you Mom’s passing. You and family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Tina and Randall H
Kurt, Anne and family. So sorry for your loss and thinking of all of you. Hold all your memories close to your heart. Tina and Randall
Barb and Ulf Snarby
Kurt,Melanie and families
I am so very sorry to hear this news. Irene was a wonderful person who shared a lot of time with our family caring for our younger son, Andreas. She was always positive and shared many stories about her family. She was so proud of all of you. I will never forget her chuckle and her fear that her hair might not be quite the way she wanted.( I laughed every time because I don’t ever remember seeing her with a single hair out of place!) She will be missed by many.
Arthur and Marion Clattenburg
Deepest condolences to Irene’s family. So sorry for your loss. Find peace in all the wonderful memories.
So sad to hear of Irene’s passing. She was always a beautiful soul. One of my favorite people that I have known in my life. Condolences to all her family. God Bless your memories.
So sorry for your loss Melaine. Its never easy losing a mother or any parent. Keep her memories alive and her close to your hearts. She will always be with you in spirit.
So very sorry to the family to hear of Irene’s passing..A nicer person in everyway I have never known. Always kind and so friendly, she will be missed.
Wayne and Pam Westhaver
Kurt ,Melanie and families, very sorry for the loss of your mother. Please accept our sincerest condolences.
Kurt, Anne and family,
So sorry to hear this news. Our condolences for your loss.
Dave & Cindy Schofield
Euna and Archie
Hi Kurt, so very sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing.
Kurt and Anne,My condolences to you and your families on the loss of your dear Mom.
Our Deepest Condoiences. Our thoughts and Prayers are with the Sarty family at this very sad time. Cynthia and Cathy Truelove and Dale Sewers.
Cindy (Spinney) Larkin
I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She always had a smile and was full of fun. May you find comfort in your happy memories.
David, Sharon, Emilie and Joshua Bleiker
So sorry to hear this news. So glad we were able to see her and you in October. I fondly remember the summer visits when we were all much younger. Take care of yourselves.
Laurie and Anne
Kurt, Anne and family.
We were saddened to hear the news of your Moms passing Kurt. Our sincerest condolences.
Kurt and Melanie and family
My sincere condolences to you. Irene was a great lady. Wallace and she made a great pair! Our hearts go out to all of you. Take care.
Brian MacNutt and Karen Talbot
Melanie and Paige, Kurt and Anne,
Sending heartfelt condolences and thinking of you at this sad time.
Kurt and Anne
I am thinking of you during this time of sadness.
My condolences to the family
Tina and Mike Quinn
Melanie, Kurt, and families,
Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad time.
Tina and Mike