Dr. Shaun Alfred Strohm

December 9, 1984 - July 19, 2023

In Loving Memory

Dr. Shaun Alfred Strohm

We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of, Dr. Shaun Alfred Strohm “our beautiful boy” at the age of 38 from an aggressive brain tumor. Shaun passed into the arms of Jesus July 19, 2023.

Shaun was born in Vernon on Dec 9, 1984. He grew up in Armstrong and was raised on the family farm with dogs, horses, chickens, pig’s cows and for a short while, goats. He was a hard worker from a young age, doing chores with his brothers and helping at Grandpa Strohm’s miniature horse farm. He loved playing sports such as hockey, volleyball and basketball. Shaun continued to play hockey and lacrosse outside of school, joining the Armstrong Shamrocks where he was able to showcase his amazing speed and sportsmanship. He also enjoyed hiking, camping, hunting, board games and online gaming with his friends. Shaun was a man of faith and accepted Jesus from a young age and never wavered. He was always involved in church youth groups, mission trips and young adult groups.

Shaun excelled in academics and always enjoyed learning. After graduation in 2003 from PVSS, he enrolled in math sciences at UBCO. It was at UBCO where he was recognized with awards and scholarships for his brilliant mind and commitment to his studies. In 2013, he earned his PHD and was highly sought after by the academic community.  Shaun’s motivation for taking his job at the college was so he could pursue his passion to teach and allow for more time with family. His world revolved around his family in Kelowna and they always came first. Shaun Married Elizabeth in 2007 they were blessed with his children Aria 9, Oliver 6 and Sophia 3. Shaun’s friends were also like family. If you were a friend of Shaun’s you were a friend for life.

Left to mourn his loss are his family Liz, Aria, Oliver and Sophia, parents Chris and Dianne, siblings Nathan (Stacey), Logan (Stacia) along with many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

A memorial will be held on July 30th 2:00 pm at ABC Church in Armstrong BC.

Arrangements entrusted to

Cypress Funeral & Cremation Services 250-546-7237

Condolences may be expressed to the family by phone or email through Cypress Funeral & Cremation Services:

T: 250-546-7237

2980 Smith Dr,
Armstrong, BC V0E 1B1

E: [email protected]

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Comments: 20

  1. iris Reiter says:

    My sincere condolances to Diane, Chris and all the family at this sad time, Take heart that he is in a better place now,Big Hugs!!

  2. Brenda says:

    I’m so sorry to hear this news.
    I worked at the university daycare and helped care for aria and Oliver and always remember Shaun as the kindest person and father.
    I am sending my thoughts and prayers to the family during this time.

  3. Shirley Laponder says:

    Dianne and Chris I am so sorry to hear about Shaun. My girls were in youth group with him and always said he was so kind. May you both feel Gods arms around you and help with your sorrow and healing. You are in my prayers. 💙💙

  4. Gordon Hoffman says:

    Liz and family, my sincere condolences to you all. I am shocked and saddened to read of Shaun’s passing. He made an impression on me of being a man of integrity who put his family first. If there is anything I can do for you I would be more than happy to help.

    Gord Hoffman

  5. Wendy & Doug Owens says:

    Chris, Dianne, Nathan, Logan and families,
    We were saddened to hear of the loss of your son and brother, Shaun. Words are inadequate but we want you to know we are thinking of you all at this sad time. Let your good memories of such a special person carry you through the days ahead.
    With our deepest sympathy,
    Wendy (Matthews) and Doug Owens

  6. Linda Strohm Stewart says:

    My deepest sympathy to Shaun’s wife and kids. His parents and his brothers and sisters. Gone way too soon. RIP.

  7. Ev Sternig says:

    Dear Dianne, Chris, Nathan, Logan,Liz & children,Lyn, Doug and families,
    From that very tiny preemie baby boy who began life with the odds against him, Shaun grew into such a fine, accomplished young man. He was kind, generous, and well liked by all who knew him, I know he had a special place in Grandma Lil’s heart as her first grandchild. There are few words to ease your aching hearts but honour Shaun by keeping your faith and trust in our loving God and you will find the peace only He can give. Much love and prayers, Auntie Ev

  8. Janice Pirie says:

    To Dianne, Chris, Logan, Stacia, Nathan and Stacey,

    I am so sorry to hear of Shaun’s passing. I remember speaking with him at family get togethers when I visited with Stacia. He was always so kind and welcoming. I can picture his smile so clearly, just like the photo you included in this gorgeous obituary. He was a lovely man. My heart and thoughts are with you all during this tragic time.

    Love Jan

  9. Sam Burnett says:

    My deepest condolences to Shaun’s family. I knew Shaun from ski hill and kids activities and because he grew up as a neighbour to my partner Maureen. He was easy to be around and I hoped we would become better friends. We are so sad to hear this news. Sending love and strength in this time.

  10. Janice Pirie says:

    Sorry I meant to include Liz and children in my condolences. Xoxo

  11. Mary scott says:

    God bless so sorry

  12. Ed Neeland says:

    I remember Shawn clearly and with good memories. A stand-up guy for Jesus. Respect.
    We grieve Shawn’s early death and we rejoice that he is with Jesus.

    Ed Neeland

    “Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope.” 1Thess 4:13

  13. Lynn Gettel says:

    I’m saddened to learn that Shaun has passed away and I am praying for comfort and peace for Chris and Dianne, his brothers and especially his own dear wife and children. I especially remember Shaun at Glad Tidings Church in our preteen group. Full of energy and curiosity, he entered wholeheartedly into all the activities that we had and he was always offering to pitch in and help with everything that was going on. While the pain and grief of separation from him is real, I am so thankful we know that we will see him again in heaven. To the family, my prayers are with you. Hugs, Lynn

  14. Peggy Fraser says:

    Hi Liz and extended family. I am so very so very sorry for your loss. I didn’t know Shaun very well but he sounded like a wonderful family man and human being.

  15. Wayne Broughton says:

    I just heard the sad news today. I remember Shaun both from when he was a student and a sessional instructor at UBC Okanagan, as well as volunteering regularly with the BC Secondary Schools Math Contest. He was always friendly, kind, and a good instructor. I am shocked and deeply saddened that we have lost him so soon. My condolences and wishes for comfort to his family.

  16. Marilyn Strohm-Dawson says:

    Rick and I were very sorry to hear about Shaun.Thinking of you all.

  17. John Hitt says:

    My condolences to Chris, Diane, and all of the family. My daughter, Alex was good friends with Shaun and I have heard many good things about him. May the knowledge that Shaun had a positive impact on those around him give you some comfort is this difficult time.

  18. Blair and Tracey Schiller says:

    Our deepest condolences for the loss of your loved one. May he rest in peace .

  19. Rebecca Tyson says:

    I’ve just returned from two weeks in the wilderness, and found this terribly sad news in my inbox. Shaun was my first PhD student, and an absolute joy to work with. In fact, I was Shaun’s research supervisor through his entire academic career – BSc, MSc, and PhD. After each graduation I would tell him that he could go anywhere in the world to study, but he didn’t want to leave the Okanagan – lucky me! We lost touch after his graduation – life gets busy – but as he was in Kelowna I heard of him often, and was happy to hear how well he was doing at OC, and that he and Liz were raising a lovely family. Shaun has definitely left us far too soon.

  20. Pamela Cinnamon says:

    To Dr. Shaun Strohm’s family and friends.
    Although we do not know each other, I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of this gifted and loving family man and professional at the height of his career. My son Joshua Cinnamon died of an aggressive brain tumour in 2021 just give weeks after diagnosis also leaving a very young family. My heart reaches out to you and I hope you can find blessings in your situation . Take good care of each other and be grateful for the gift of his life.

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