Obituary for Ida M. Locke
February 13, 1933 – November 26, 2018
It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our dear mother Ida Marie Locke nee Kent at Lakeside Homes , Gander on Monday November 26, 2018 at the age of 85 years. She was predeceased by her husband Ronald; parents Edward and Rita Kent; sister Elizabeth Power; brothers: Bill Kent, Ray Kent, Otto Kent; brothers-in-law Dick Power & Fidelas Ward. She leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories her sons: Derek (Ana) of St. Johns, NL., Glenn (Kim) of Gander, NL.; daughters: Rhonda (Bernard Dyke) of Gander, NL., Sharon (Robert Maunder) of Halifax, NS.; sister Edna Ward of Ottawa, ON., grandchildren: Andy Dyke (Connie), Michael Dyke (Caitlin), Ryan Maunder, Brenden Locke, Annika, Davis, Ronan and great granddaughter Kailyn Dyke. In keeping with Ida’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Family will be receiving friends at Stacey’s Funeral Home, 60 Roe Avenue on Wednesday November 28, 2018 between the hours of 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will take place from the St. Josephs Roman Catholic Church on Thursday November 29, 2018 at 11:00 am officiated by Father William Hearn with interment to follow at All Saints Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy flowers are graciously accepted or donations in Ida’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s society or the Children’s Wish Foundation.
Born and raised on Bell Island she left at a tender young age to pursue her calling, teaching young children. She began her career in the roaring post war town of Gander in the late 50s at St. Joseph’s Academy . She eventually opened Gander Pre School where her passions were well served , molding and inspiring young children. A career that extended well into her seventies! She was a pillar in the community and has had the privilege of teaching many generations of Gander’s youth.
She will be remembered by many for her daily walks or bike rides around town , rain or shine. An avid reader and fixture at the Gander Public Library and she was a woman of strong faith as well. She was never one to divulge her age and kept friends and family guessing . We could never say with certainty exactly how old she was, as at any given time even her own four children would offer varying answers !
Most importantly she was a loving mother , grandmother and devoted wife who always held her own in high esteem.
Gone but never forgotten….
A special thank you to the professional and caring staff of
Agnes Pratt House, Pleasantview Towers and especially Lakeside Homes. Your compassion and unconditional love made a seemingly insurmountable battle more endurable. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts…
Arrangements entrusted to Stacey’s Funeral Home Gander -Carmanville . To leave a message of condolence please visit www.staceysfuneralhome.ca
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Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Ida Locke February 13 1933 –
November 26 2018..