November 20, 2021

Irma Bolton

Irmgard (Irma) Maria Bolton, nee Gosenheimer, passed away peacefully at Teresa Dellar Palliative Care Residence on Saturday November 20th, 2021.

Predeceased by the father of her children, Alfred Bolton and longtime partner Spr. Tom Hutton. Mother of David (Carol), Barbara (deceased), Steven (Cynthia), and Deborah (Keith). Oma to Stephanie, Lauren (Tyler), Catherine (Rebecca), Joshua, and Oliver. Great grandmother to Kalli, Ava and Charlie. She leaves behind her sister Gerlinde Senft, and extended family in Germany. Lifetime friends in Germany and Canada; Irmgard, Inge and Betty.

Born in Langen in 1930, she came to Canada in 1953 as a brave young woman seeking adventure in a foreign land that she would grow to call home. Irma traveled extensively in her 91 years, setting foot on 4 continents by land, sea and air. A talented craftswoman, a gifted gardener, and passionate cat lover. Her most recent and beloved companion was her cat Shadow, a rescue aptly named, never leaving her side.

A private burial will take place at The Pointe Claire Field of Honour (PA 806). In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to Teresa Dellar Palliative Care Residence, Casca Hudson (on instagram: @cascahudson) or the Last Post Fund.

Please feel free to contact the family via email:


Field of Honour

703 Donegani Ave, Pointe-Claire, Quebec, H9R 5G6


20 responses

  1. Deborah Bolton

    November 23, 2021 at 3:16 pm

    To our mom, Your pain is over. You got your wish. I know that you said “Getting Old Sucks”; but we are happy that you lived a good long life and that we were able to travel together and see all the places on your bucket list. All the boxes are ticked. Lebewohl, Mom Ich hab dich lieb. Debbie

  2. Jasmin Gosenheimer

    November 23, 2021 at 3:51 pm

    Du bleibst immer in Erinnerung ❤️

  3. Solveig Sassenberg

    November 23, 2021 at 4:06 pm

    Ruhe in Frieden liebe Irma.

  4. Cynthia Bolton

    November 23, 2021 at 7:21 pm

    Thank you for giving me my wonderful Steve, for that we have our two amazing children. We will look back with fondness on the trips we had and the times we spent together. You and your red cabbage will live on in our hearts and stomachs forever! Rest in peace with Tom, dear Irma ❤️

  5. Aina Tonisson & Uwe Harder

    November 23, 2021 at 7:37 pm

    A life well lived. Dear Irma, Rest in Peace

  6. Hans Gosenheimer

    November 24, 2021 at 1:38 pm

    Herzliches Beileid von der Familie Gosenheimer
    Irma in du bleibst immer in Erinnerung und wirst immer ein Teil der Familie Gosenheimer bleiben bleiben. Wir sind stolz dass du den Namen Gosenheimer getragen hast.

    Wir lieben dich
    Familie Gosenheimer Hans &Sylwia und Kinder

  7. Wolfgang Mueller

    November 27, 2021 at 8:05 am

    Auf diesem Wege mein aufrichtiges Beileid und alles Gute für Euch, inbesondere die Kraft, den Verlust und den Schmerz zu verarbeiten.

  8. Dr Iain Young

    November 27, 2021 at 8:20 am

    I would like to convey my and Sue’s deepest sympathies to you and your family on the loss of your Mom. She was a strong and determined woman who my mother had the great good fortune to have as a life-long friend. I still have childhood recollections of Irma, my favourite being the night she made wiener schnitzel for both our families at your home in Pierrefonds! I suspect you may not remember the dinner but it is still a vivid memory for me! At least the schnitzel is!

    I hope it is not too long before today’s tears become tomorrow’a fond memories.

    With warm regards,


  9. Julia Weisz

    November 27, 2021 at 8:51 am

    I am sad to hear. A difficult time for you I am sure over the last times. And although there would be relief in the end, also much sadness to see her go.
    As you say, the end of an era. You are lucky to have had her so long. There will be much to remember. All the very best from me to you!!
    A big hug from this far away place and as they say customarily, a long life.

    Hunters Hill NSW Australia

  10. Gail Poveda

    November 29, 2021 at 2:48 pm

    I am so sorry to hear that your mother passed away. Please know that my thoughts are with you as you grieve.
    Gail (Gosenheimer) Poveda

  11. Leon Bayer

    November 29, 2021 at 2:50 pm

    I am sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. I am glad to hear that she had a long, full life, and as you put it, she was able to check all the boxes! Please give my condolences to all your family.

  12. Oded Koren

    November 30, 2021 at 2:16 pm

    We’re sorry to hear about the passing of your mother, our aunt Irma. We are sharing in your grief, and send a hug from afar.
    Please also send our condolences to David, Steve and the whole extended family.

    This coming Friday we will go to the cemetery, to our parent’s annual memorial service. We will light a memorial candle there also in memory of Alfred and Irma.

    The Koren family

  13. Laura

    December 1, 2021 at 12:12 pm

    So sad to learn of the passing of Mrs. Bolton, my deepest condolences. I will always remember our early morning chats and her great advice ❤️

  14. Carol Tait

    December 4, 2021 at 10:11 am

    To the mother of my husband David and Grandmother to my 2 children, Lauren & Joshua and Great Grandmother to your 1st. great granddaughter Charlie. I would like to thank you for rearing such a great son who is the love of life, best friend forever and the best father ever to our children and granddaughter. Also, for years of caring and nurturing our children with crafts, love and education which enriched and molded them for their future life as caring and loving adults. You will surely be missed and loved. Rest in peace Oma.
    Lots of love Carol

  15. Paulo Medeiros

    December 5, 2021 at 6:30 pm

    So sorry for your loss Deb. My deepest condolences.

  16. Edna and Peter Laver

    December 9, 2021 at 10:50 am

    We wish to send you our sincerest condolences on the loss of your Mother. Both Peter and I enjoyed many, many years socially dancing with Irma and Tom.
    Once again we are so sorry to hear about the sad news. We will all miss her.

  17. Ulli and Maurice Elia

    December 9, 2021 at 8:08 pm

    We were very saddened to learn about Irma’s passing. She was a loyal friend to us and to my mother who always called her Mrs. Bolton. Our sincerest condolences to Debbie, David, and Steven who were very devoted to her.

  18. Jim and Kareen

    December 17, 2021 at 4:46 pm

    Dear Deb,

    It is with deep sadness to hear you lost your dear Mom. Jim and I send our deepest condolences to all of you.

    Our days living on Redwood were happy and I enjoyed my many visits with Irma. In fact my favourite saying is also “Getting Old Sucks”.

    I must have learned it over the coffee table on Redwood.

    Take care Debbie and you can take comfort knowing you were with her and she was able to count on your help. Daughters are a blessing.

    All our love,

    Jim & Kareen

  19. Susan & Eleanor Tait

    December 18, 2021 at 8:08 pm

    David, Steven and Debbie,

    Mom & I wish to send you our sincerest condolences on the loss of your Mother. Oma will be truly be missed by you and your brother and sister and her Grand Children. She is now in a better place and no longer in pain. She will be dancing with Tom. Rest in Peace Oma
    Once again we are so sorry to hear about the sad news. We will all miss her.

  20. Jolande, Edith, Günter und Sabine Gosenheimer

    December 28, 2021 at 6:04 am

    Du bleibst uns immer in liebevoller Erinnerung, liebe Irma. Your Family from Germany will never forget you.


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