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SAWYERS – Ida (nee Ritz)

June 27, 1926 – July 12, 2010

Ida Sawyers of Calgary passed away on Monday, July 12, 2010 at the age of 84 years.

   Ida grew up on farms in the Rimbey/Lacombe area in central Alberta. After graduating early from high school, Ida moved to Calgary with her sister Elsie. Ida married Ted Sawyers in 1955. She worked for McDonald’s Consolidated until 1957 when she quit working to raise a family. Ida was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

  Ida is survived by son Bill; daughter Patrice; son-in-law Larry Adorjan; granddaughter Andrea; two brothers, Alvin Ritz and Lawrence (Lauretta) Ritz; brother-in-law James Mathieson; sister-in-law Pearl Ritz, and their families. Ida was predeceased by her husband Ted Sawyers on June 9, 2010, her sister Elsie Mathieson and her brother Alfred Ritz.

   The family would like to thank the staff of the Beverly Centre Lake Midnapore, especially the Evergreen Unit for the loving care and support they provided to Ida during her residence.

   A Celebration of Ida’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com . If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Arthritis Society (200, 1301 – 8 Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2R 1B7, (Telephone 403-228-2571)

   In living memory of Ida Sawyers, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Wilma Clark :

    To the family of Ida Sawyers. We are deeply saddened to learn of your mother’s death. Just one short month from losing your father. I had planned to get out to see Mum this week. You are in our thoughts and prayers here at St. Andrew’s United.

    Deepest Sympathy, Wilma Clark, Ministry of Seniors, St. Andrew’s United.

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  2. Our deepest sympathies

    Donna and Gord Swalm

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