Ida Stang

Funeral Mass

10:30 am - 11:30 am
Friday, April 26, 2024
St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church
4805 Express Ave
Macklin, Saskatchewan, Canada

Obituary of Ida Anna Stang

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Ida “Granny” was born on April 26, 1931. She was the 3rd child born into a family of 15 to John and Angelica (Stang) Gartner.

As a young adult, Granny was able to complete all the education that was offered and then moved away to find a job. In 1949, following her mother’s sudden death, Granny made the difficult decision to quit her job and move back home to help her Dad raise 12 kids. Family meant everything to her. On October 13, 1953, Ida married Peter Stang and they had 4 children.

Granny always wanted to further her education and on April 27, 1978, she obtained her Grade 12 High School Equivalency Diploma. She was a devoted worker, which showed through her time and dedication working for the Delta Co-op, Town Office, and the Macklin Credit Union, until her retirement in 1996. Her true passion in life was helping others and being present in her community – something she spent over 70 years of her life dedicated to. After retirement, Granny found joy in making homemade noodles and became known around town as the “noodle lady.” Aside from making noodles, she was a master at puzzles, and an avid golfer and traveler. She was also an amazing teacher. Golf lessons and card games were Granny’s favorite to teach, and you would be a fool if you even thought about cheating.

Being with family and watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren play sports made her the happiest, which she did until she no longer could. Granny had a unique personality. She had the biggest heart filled with so much love but was never afraid to voice her strong opinions. Granny moved into the Villa Marie in Macklin in 2015, where she lived until her final days. Granny spoke very highly about the people there and the great care she received, for which she was forever grateful.

If you were blessed to know Granny, you knew goodbyes were not her thing and phone calls often ended before you even got the chance to say goodbye. Alone and at peace, in true Granny fashion, she passed away on January 17, 2024, at St. Joseph’s Health Center in Macklin, Saskatchewan.

Ida will be lovingly remembered and forever missed by her children and their families, Yvonne, Murray (Tara), Grace, and Adrianna, Mike (Brandy), Emma, and Sara; Ernie, Craig (Amber), Danika, Rylan, and Ryker, and Tara (Jorde); Mary-Ann (Tom), Carrie (Bob), Tyler (Danyn), and Boston, Shayna (Trent), and Kamryn, Kelly (Curtis), Sydney, Liam, and Zoey, Corey (Ashton), Jace, and Jersey; Eric (Susanne), Mackenzie (Kaylyn), Adalynn, Fletcher, Charley, and Leighton, Benjamin (Lachelle), Elyse, Elliot, and Hailey, and Fraser (Kenna) as well as brothers, sisters, and in-laws.

Ida was predeceased by her husband, Peter; and sons-in-laws, Melvin Doetzel and Dwayne Johnson, as well as brothers, sisters, and in-laws.

The family has decided to celebrate Ida's life on her birthday. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, April 26, 2024 at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Macklin, Saskatchewan with Father Santhosh Thekkekulam officiating. Interment will take place at the Lakeview Cemetery. Following the interment, Ida's Family invites all to stay and join them for a time of fellowship and refreshments in the church hall.


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