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July 29, 1931 – February 26, 2013

Ida Pomerance, of Calgary, beloved wife of Philip, passed away peacefully on February 26, 2013 at the age of 81.

In addition to being survived by her husband, Ida is also survived by her son Barrie (Brenda) of Calgary, daughter Renee of Windsor, ON, grandchild Tristen Chute-Pomerance of Calgary, and step grandchildren Delan, Alaine, and Jill Sharpe, all of Calgary.

Ida was a native Calgarian whose family founded City Bakery in 1921. She had a zest for life, a passion for shopping, a charismatic presence, and loved nothing more than to be surrounded by family and friends. She loved with an open and generous heart. Her strength and resilience allowed her to overcome many illnesses over a long period of time with grace, poise, good humour and acceptance. Ida had a passion for Jewish music and Jewish traditions and made her home a warm place where friends and family would gather to share in this heritage. She will be sorely missed by those who loved her. Special thanks to Dr. John Van Ohlm for his unwavering dedication and to Shirley McGoutry for her care and companionship.

Funeral Services will be held at the Beth Tzedec Synagogue, 1325 Glenmore Trail SW, Calgary AB, on Friday March 1, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with interment to follow at Erlton Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations may be made directly to Jewish Family Service Calgary #420 5920 – 1A Street SW
Calgary, AB T2H 0G3

Arrangements in care of the CHEVRA KADISHA OF CALGARY, Telephone: 403-244-4717.

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  1. Dear Barrie, Brenda and families,
    We were saddened to hear of the passing of your dear mom, mother-in-law and grandmother. We are unable to attend her service, but please know that you are in our thoughts and our prayers and our deepest sympathy is with you at this most difficult time.
    Love, Kathy, Ian, Breanne, Steve, Taylor, Caitlin and Katelyn

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  2. Mollie and Syd Gladstone :

    Dear Pomerance Family,
    Our thoughts are with you across the miles, and are saddened by the news of Ida’s passing. She will be sadly missed.
    Love, Mollie and Syd

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  3. Dear Barrie and family,
    So sorry to read of your mother’s passing. She sounds like an amazing woman. Our mother’s are the heart of our families and her passing will be hard. Please know that I am thinking of you at this time and will remember you and your family in my prayers.
    Take care,
    Robin( your hygienist!)

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  4. Gail Whiteford :

    On behalf of the Whiteford family, please accept our prayers and thoughts to you on the loss of your wife and mother. I know she will be held in your hearts with only good memories.

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  5. Sarabeth Carnat :

    Barrie, sorry to hear of the death of your mother. Sympathy to you and your family.
    Sarabeth Carnat

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  6. Brent & Sue Keenan :

    Barrie and family,
    Just received the sad news via email from Larry Brown. Would rather be contacting an old friend for a different reason but please accept our deepest condolences on your and your family’s loss. It’s been many years but our friendship will always be there. If ever in Vancouver please give us a shout and we will do the same should we come to Calgary
    Brent & Sue

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  7. Dear Phil,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you, Barrie, and Renee. Hard to believe that it was almost 25 years ago that I worked for you. Ida would always come in and help us out during stampede, and how much we all enjoyed working their during the Olympics. What about the time we had a clown deliver you flowers and balloons for your 60th birthday. Ida kept telling us “how surprised you would be,” she was more excited I think and anxious than Sue and I were. You and Ida have always held a special place in my heart. Love to you during this very sad time. You have a lifetime of memories to cherish. Love Sherry Thung

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  8. Helen and Joe Ewanchyna :

    Dear Phil – we were saddened to learn of Ida’s passing. May the many happy memories you have help you to ease your sorrow. Ida was a wonderful neighbor.
    God bless, Helen and Joe Ewanchyna

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