BROWNRIDGE, IDA ELIZABETH nee MenniePassed away peacefully on the age of 99 years, surrounded by the love of her household on October 29, 2021, at MML in Carlyle SK. Ida’s story started on December 2, 1921, on the farm at Kelvington, SK. She was the eldest and solely daughter of 4 youngsters born to George and Rose Mennie. Mother was pleased with her dad and mom and brothers. She instructed many tales of rising up on the farm, attending and taking part in group occasions. She was aggressive in spirit and took part in actions within the nursing house till the previous couple of weeks. She entered flowers, collections, pictures, and her unique writing within the Arcola Honest. She attended Regular College in Regina in 1941 and taught in three colleges. Ida spoke fondly of her instructing profession, and he or she was a lifetime educator by her conversations and writing – “funner” isn’t a phrase. Whereas instructing in Golburn, she met Gordon and so they had been married on July 7, 1945. Allan was born in 1946 & in 1947 they moved from Sylvania to Willmar & lived within the large brick home on the nook. 5 extra sons had been born, and he or she labored laborious at elevating her household, gardening, elevating turkeys, pigs, and the small dairy operation/combined farm. They offered the farm in 1975 and moved to Arcola. In June 1970 Alvin died following appendicitis surgical procedure. This tragic occasion endlessly modified our household and impacted Ida for the remainder of her life. Not a day glided by that she didn?t take into consideration him or point out his title for the subsequent 51 years. Ida was a proud mom and protecting of all her sons and insisted they be handled as equals. Ida cherished her household unconditionally and together with her entire coronary heart. She took nice pleasure in taking part in life occasions. “Grandma” at all times did her greatest to be part of particular days reminiscent of birthdays, weddings, and graduations even when it was from a distance. She cherished all her grandchildren and loved babysitting, taking part in conceal & search, I spy, and leg wrestling introduced her a lot delight, laughter and created lasting reminiscences. She loved studying, her collections, her backyard, flowers each actual and synthetic. Ida took nice satisfaction in her look and tried to at all times look her absolute best with good garments, jewelry and having her hair, nails and make-up executed. She was frightened of having a shower, solely baths for Ida. She had her personal sense of favor and cherished shiny colors. She cherished buying, Christmas, something that sparkled or glittered, baking chiffon muffins, flapper pies and Jell-o tarts. She may re-decorate the home in a single day and make Christmas magically seem. She tried laborious through the years to protect her son’s childhood reminiscences and left every of them with a pillowcase filled with treasures upon her passing. She cherished to journey and expertise new individuals and locations. She had the chance to journey to England. She took many journeys to Ontario, British Columbia, the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and the USA. Not being one which was afraid to strive new issues, Ida was elated to get her first tattoo, a rose on her hand simply earlier than celebrating her ninetieth birthday, created be her grandson, Carroll. Ida cherished music and singing, particularly with Alvin on the accordion and together with her brother, Fred. Music was such a pleasure to her all through her life, that she requested that her funeral service have extra music than speaking. She took nice satisfaction in being from Saskatchewan and of the communities of Willmar and Arcola specifically. She was actively concerned in varied organizations and occasions, festivals, parades, and cooking turkeys. The movie adaptation of “Who Has Seen the Wind” had a particular place in her coronary heart as did Prairie Place. Ida was immensely pleased with being the reporter of the native information to the “Arcola Paper” for 15 years, retiring on the age of 85. In the summertime of 2010 when her well being declined and he or she wanted extra care, Ida began a brand new chapter in her life with a transfer to Coteau Place. She resided in nursing houses in Estevan and Weyburn. Since 2015 she resided at NHPL Stoughton with a ultimate transfer to MML Carlyle in August. Like all the remainder of us, Ida was not excellent. At occasions, particularly in her later years she may very well be fairly unfiltered in her feedback. Maybe this was due to the truth that she survived a number of very traumatic occasions throughout her life. We will forgive and neglect in hindsight after we admire that she did her greatest to boost her household and love us all till she took her final breath. As a household we’re so very pleased with our matriarch, of her lifetime of successes and achievements and we’ve been left in full astonishment on the considered the modifications she would have witnessed throughout her lifetime of 99 years 10 months 27 days. Ida’s life was celebrated with a Funeral Service on Thursday, November 4, 2021, at Prairie Place in Arcola SK. Interment came about at Arcola Cemetery. Ida will likely be lovingly remembered by her sons, Allan, Douglas, Lorne (Florence), Donald (Candace), Ronald (Susan) and daughter-in-law, Colleen; 12 grandchildren, Onalee (Barry) Randell. Robin (Kim), Kenton, Joel (Kylie), Klinton (Lindsay), David (Myra), Carroll (Jacalyn), Blake (Stacy), Jarret, Colin (Sarah), Michelle (Carmen) Ironstar, and Lindsay; 14 great-grandchildren, Nicholas (Blaize), Ky (Kristina), Sidney, Taylor, Hannah, Tristan, Cohen, Baeritt, Bruen, Tylee, Arliss, Olivia, Tyson, and Shad; 4 great-great-grandchildren, Kayden, Kolten, Brooklyn, and Oakleigh Randell. She was predeceased by her husband, Gordon; son, Alvin; daughter-in-law, Barbara; great-grandson, Creed; brothers, Fred, Albert, Charlie and fogeys, Rose & George Mennie, A particular thanks to Lisa Eaton & household for singing the songs Mother selected for her celebration. Thanks to Sandy Dalziel for utilizing Mother’s phrases to memorialize her life. Thanks to the workers of NHPL Stoughton & MML Carlyle for his or her compassionate care and kindness bestowed on Mother over the previous years. Donations in memoriam could also be made to Prairie Place, Stars Air Ambulance, or a charity of your alternative. 27-1
Printed by Carlyle Observer from Nov. 19 to Dec. 19, 2021.