It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ida Harrad. Ida passed away quietly with loved ones at her side on October 3, 2012 at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital, at the age of 76 years.
Ida was born in Coal Creek to parents Owen and Isabella Corrigan. She graduated from Fernie Secondary School and stayed in Fernie all her adult life. She worked at Trites-Woods for many years as well as Abrey’s Grocery. Ida was a member of Esther Rebeka Lodge, the Elk Valley Society for Community Living and also volunteered her time for Ethan and Daniel. She spent numerous years volunteering in the community, but the most important position she held was being a wife and mother. Family was the most important thing in her life. She spent her spare time cross stitching, crocheting and in her flower garden. She loved Wednesday night craft nights and coffee nights with good friends and family.
Ida was predeceased by her parents Owen and Isabella Corrigan, as well as one brother, Owen Corrigan.
Left to mourn her passing are her husband Don, her children: Don Harrad, Shauna (Brian) Stimpson, and Marlo Harrad (Steve Cawdell), brothers Harry, William and Ron (Celia) Corrigan, her sister Isabel (Bud) Henderson and her grandchildren: Casey, Amanda and Chris Cawdell, Zackery and Logan Stimpson and one great granddaughter, Izabella Frank. She will also be missed by many nieces, nephews and good friends.
We love you Mom, may you fly with the angels forever.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at the Christ Church Anglican with Pastor Trevor Freeman Officiating. Interment followed at St. Margaret’s Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Ida’s name to Agnes Fuchs, Coordinator, Elks & Royal Purple Fund for Children, 100 – 2629 29th Avenue, Regina, Sask., S4S 2N9. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.cherishedmemoriesfs.com Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services Ltd.