JASPER (nee MORGAN), IDA
December 7, 1917 ~ September 24, 2015
Our Dear Mother Ida passed away peacefully on September 24th at her home in Sutherland Hills Nursing Home with family by her side. Ida was born in Tribune Saskatchewan, and was a true farm girl. She rode her horse Mandy to school,and learned the value of hard work.She was the last survivor of her ten siblings. Ida married Cecil Jasper in 1940 in Regina.They had forty eight years together and had eight
children. Mom`s life was her family.She raised her kids with much love, and instilled confidence that we could do anything we wanted if we worked hard. Her Welsh heritage gave her a love of music and a beautiful voice. She sang every day, and knew the words to songs from many decades. Mom loved good books, art and poetry. Ida attended First United Church for many years and volunteered with Take a Break, a program that gave mothers free time. She enjoyed travel with her ladies group Just Us. Most of all, Mom enjoyed many visits to her children`s homes in BC, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. Ida is survived by five of her children, Doreen Davis of Kelowna, Gail Hope of St. Albert, AB, Faye (Jim) Eden of Winfield, Hank (Dianne) Jasper of Vancouver, Jackie Madsen of Kelowna, and her Daughter in Law Grace Jasper of Bowden. Mom had 17 grandchildren, and she always thought they were the best and the brightest. She also had 13 great grandchildren whom she loved dearly. Ida had many nieces and nephews, and their children who all kept in contact with her. Ida was
predeceased by Husband Cecil, infant son Michael, son Barry, and daughter Dianne. Mom moved to Winfield Manor, and then to Sutherland Hills for nearly five years. Thank you to the wonderful staff and management there. Ida was treated with great care and love by all. A special thank you to Jill, Dianne, Mike who kept her laughing, and her friend and caregiver Don. A life lived with dignity and meaning. We will miss you and your beautiful smile. Memorial service will be held at a later date at First United.