Ida Somcher

October 4, 1928 - November 16, 2021
November 18, 2021 3 Condolences Print Obituary

Ida was predeceased by her husband Ed; her parents Paul and Martha Wilde; her brothers Reynold and Daniel; sisters Erna and Wanda, stepmother Helen and step brother Kenneth.

She is survived by her son Gary, sister Anna, step sister Valerie, step brothers: Charles, Gordon and Lawrence, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In her early years in the Lavesta area, Ida lost her Mother due to Influenza. She then took on the role of helping and caring for her siblings. Later on after settling in Wetaskiwin, she worked at Ray’s Tomboy grocery store, co-managed the IGA grocery store in Wetaskiwin, as well as worked along side her husband Ed, doing bookkeeping, sales and administrative work for the United Feeds Elevator until her retirement.

Ida enjoyed sports, such as volleyball, curling, fishing and golf, she also enjoyed travelling and spending time with friends. She had a big heart and was always supportive of family and friends, especially in rough times or their time of need. Ida had a love for animals and especially pets: Ellie, Scruffy and Li’l Blackie.

She will be deeply missed and forever loved.

As per Ida’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be an inurnment at a later date.

Memorial donations in Ida’s memory are gratefully accepted and can be made to the animal shelter at the Wetaskiwin Animal Clinic or to Grace Lutheran Church in Wetaskiwin.

  1. So sorry to hear about Aunt Ida. She was such a kind and caring person and will be missed. Our deepest condolences.

  2. I’m very sorry to hear about the passing of Ida. I have fond memories of her friendship with my mother, Esther, and her kindness. She and my mom spent many hours together curling, going for coffee, and travelling. She will miss her good friend Ida. Our condolences.

  3. It is so hard to say goodbye to Ida and share grief with you, Gary, under these difficult circumstances. I am thankful that Ida had a long happy life and that she was well cared for by Gary and the medical teams. I will cherish the memories of my times with Ida. If only it were possible to put all the best moments of Ida’s life together. Heaven is where we can meet again and I am grateful for her faith.
    As I have heard said: “She will be home for Christmas” and I believe Ida would hope that everyone would have plans to meet her there some day.
    Ida’s home was welcoming and she would like to welcome us to her new home and introduce us to Jesus and she would want us to bring many others.
    Ask and it will be given to you;
    Seek and you will find;
    Knock and the door will be opened to you. Matthew 7:7 NIV
    Prayers and Blessings

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