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MacAdams, Ida Christina

Posted By Obits On February 22, 2012 @ 8:54 am In Obituaries | 33 Comments


MacAdams, Ida Christina, 97, of Port Joli, Queens County, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 21st, 2012, at Queens Manor, Liverpool.

Born in Welsh Town, Shelburne County, she was a daughter of the late William and Winnie (Firth) Davis.

Ida operated the local post office out of her home for over 30 years and following her retirement she continued to work helping seniors who needed help with their ailing loved ones. She enjoyed many hobbies and activities, some of her favorites being bingo, playing cards, quilting, going for car drives, as well as being an animal lover.

Ida was a loving and caring mother to her family and will be greatly missed by them and all that knew her.

She is survived by daughters Beverly (David) Simpson of Trenton, Ontario, Rita Snair of Queensland ; sons John (Brenda), Clyde Gordon (Wendy) both of Port Joli, Robert (Christina) of Marathon, Ontario; daughters-in-law Christine Knox of Port Joli and Frances MacAdams of Sudbury, Ontario; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her loving husband Clyde (1954); daughter Betty (2007); sons Wilfred (1986) and Douglas (2001); granddaughter Andrea; son-in-law Maurice; sisters Mabel andAda;  brothers Lyle and Roy.

Visitation will be held Friday, February 24th, 2012, from 7-9 p.m., and a Celebration of Ida’s Life will be held Saturday, February 25th, 2012, at 11:00 a.m., both from Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. Pastor Cyril Mersereau officiating. Burial will be in Peaceful Hill Cemetery, Port Mouton. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to Queens Manor, Nova Scotia Heart & Stroke Foundation or to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.chandlersfuneral.com


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Condolence from Laurie-Anne Brown on February 22nd, 2012 9:22 am

I smile when I think of Ida. I had the wonderful opportunity of spending a lot of time with Ida at Queens Manor. She was delightful and she always made me laugh. I enjoyed helping her with her puzzles and sitting and having a nice chat. Ida will be greatly missed.
I wish you and your family the best in this difficult time, but find comfort in knowing that Ida has left a lasting impression on my heart.


Laurie-Anne Brown
Queens Manor Recreation Dept.

Condolence from jean fisher on February 22nd, 2012 9:44 am

my deepest sympathy to Brenda – John and family ,she was a special lady so helpful to me ,when i took over the p o in port mouton,,i had great admiration for her ,enjoyed visits to the manor,, hold on to the memories they help at this difficult time ..
sincerly jean ………..

Condolence from Karen Thompson on February 22nd, 2012 10:32 am

Dear Anne and family,
So sorry to hear about your grandmother’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Take care.

Karen, Burns and Ben Thompson
Diane and Aubrey Coombs

Condolence from Ann Potter on February 22nd, 2012 10:38 am

So sorry to hear of your loss, Ida was a very sweet lady and I enjoyed talking with her while working at the Manor. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Condolence from Walter & Sherri Miller on February 22nd, 2012 12:32 pm

John,Brenda and family:
We are so sorry to hear of Idas’ passing.She was a great lady and I so enjoyed my times with her.Remember the good times you had.She will certainly be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.

Condolence from Bethe Benjmain Cameron on February 22nd, 2012 1:04 pm

Sending you my prayers, care and support. May the memories of many years together bring you moments of peace and healing,


Condolence from Betty Goodwin & family on February 22nd, 2012 1:19 pm

I remember Aunt Ida’s hearty laugh, her joy of life, even through difficulties, and her love of family. People used to mix her and Mom up. They would tell me they saw Mom at bingo and knew that it had to have been Aunt Ida, Mom was not a fan of bingo. Aunt Ida opened her doors to whoever needed help, shared what she had to whoever needed it. God Bless Aunt Ida, you will be missed, but memories of all the fun times will sustain us through this loss.

Condolence from Charles MacKay on February 22nd, 2012 2:00 pm

Clyde and Wendy Sorry to read of your Mothers passing. Our sincer sympathy to you and the family.
Charlie and Enid

Condolence from James & Tanya Grant on February 22nd, 2012 2:02 pm

John & Brenda…So sorry to hear of Ida’s passing…she was a wonderful lady. When I used to work at the manor we had plenty of laughs together…Thinking of you.

Condolence from Maureen Greencorn (Goodwin) on February 22nd, 2012 5:14 pm

My thoughts are prayers are with all of you. I have many fond memories of Aunt Ida. Looking at her picture reminds me so much of Gram (Ada). So sad that the siblings from the Davis family are all gone now, but I am sure they are all gathered together somewhere watching over all of us.

Condolence from Pam and Dave Ezzell on February 22nd, 2012 6:08 pm

John, Brenda and family,
It’s with such sadness that we send our love and sympathy. Nanny Ida has been such a huge part of Ann’s life – I know many of the wonderful things Ann teaches her daughters were learned over the years spent in the company of your amazing Mother. Your many memories will comfort you in the days ahead. Of course, our thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless….

Condolence from Bella and Jordan Oickle and Bernie Roy on February 22nd, 2012 7:05 pm

John, Brenda & family,
So sorry to hear of Ida’s passing, We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Marilyn Huskins on February 23rd, 2012 5:11 am

I would just like to let the familty know how truly sorry I am

to hear about the passing of their mother ( Ida ). She was such a

lovely person and she will surely be missed by everyone who

knew her. God Bless you all.

Condolence from Clyde, Linda Whynot and Family on February 23rd, 2012 6:55 am

So sorry to hear of Ida`s passing.She will be missed.Our prayers are with her family.Take care.

Condolence from CarolAnn MacAdams on February 23rd, 2012 8:19 am

I have memories of my Aunt Ida when I was a child and one thing that stands out was her laughter. I will keep that close to my heart as I pray that you will keep your special memories close to yours. May God bring you peace as you remember this terrific lady. Love and prayers, CarolAnn

Condolence from Annette Killam ( Peverelle) on February 23rd, 2012 10:27 am

I was saddened to hear of Ida’s passing. Take comfort from each other and remember her smile. Thinking of you all.

Condolence from Leon & Norma Robertson on February 23rd, 2012 1:30 pm

Our deepest sympathy to Ida’s Family on her passing. We are sure You have many years of good memories.
Leon & Norma

Condolence from Don and Carol Nauss on February 23rd, 2012 3:56 pm

We were saddened to read of Ida’s passing. She made a lasting impression on my husband and I when he boarded with her many years ago. She was always welcoming and willing to assist in whatever way she could.

Don and Carol Nauss, Chester

Condolence from Sharon & Ronald Verge on February 23rd, 2012 5:25 pm

Sincere sympathy to all of Ida,s Family.
Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.

Condolence from Stephen Peverelle on February 23rd, 2012 7:31 pm

John, Brenda, and Family,
Sorry for your loss and my thoughts are with you during this time. She was a wonderful lady and I was very lucky to have known her.

Condolence from Don & Jean Fenner on February 24th, 2012 5:36 am

Thinking of you with Sympathy in the loss of your loved one. And may it lift your heart to know that others share your sorrow.

Condolence from Brenda Dexter on February 24th, 2012 6:33 am

all the family,
Im am very sorry to hear of Idas passing , Ihave very fond memories of her from years ago, i thought of her over the years many times, what a wonderful lady she was, My thoughts and prayers go out to u all .

Condolence from Art and Gale Deveau on February 24th, 2012 10:11 am

We would like to express our deepest sympathy to all of Ida’s family at this sad time

Art and Gale

Condolence from Danny and Sally Andrews on February 24th, 2012 10:45 am

Dear Rita:

Dan and I was saddened, to have read that your Mom had passed away. Please accept our heartfelt condolences, at this very hard, and difficult time. Rita, we would like for you to know, that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

With Our Deepest Sympathy
Danny and Sally Andrews

Condolence from Doug & Jackie Snair & family on February 24th, 2012 3:21 pm

We wish to express our deepest sympathy to all the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

Condolence from janie langille on February 24th, 2012 4:50 pm

so sorry to hear of ida passing away she was a wonderful person we had many laughs together she will be missed by me as well as by others my prayers and thoughts goes to the family may god bless you all

Condolence from Patty Wamboldt on February 24th, 2012 5:34 pm

To the MacAdams Family I would like to express to you what a joy and priveledge it was to know Ida in her later years. To hear her hardy laugh early in the morning made for a great way to start the day. She was loved by all at the Manor and will be dearly missed. The Lord has a special angel by his side now. My sincere sympathy to you all.

Condolence from Bill Gray on behalf of HRSDC Belleville on February 24th, 2012 8:51 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
All the staff at HPS Belleville Operations.
Sincere Condolences.

Condolence from Barb and Phillip MacDonald on February 25th, 2012 5:38 am

To all of Ida’s family,our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad time.I will always remember how she taught me how to quilt.Said if you didn’t pick your finger you were not doing it right.Rest in peace,Ida,you will be missed.

Condolence from Ferne Rafuse & family on February 25th, 2012 12:02 pm

John, Brenda & family, We are very sorry to hear of your mother’s passing, I know this will leave a void in your lives, remember the happy times and how fortunate you all are to have had her so long in your lives, please stop in if your every this way, would love to see you. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Ferne, Jane, Lynn, Garnet & families

Condolence from Marilyn and Fred Clarke on February 26th, 2012 10:01 am

So sorry to hear of Ida’s passing. It was alway a pleasure to spend time with her, she was so friendly with that wonderful laugh. She was a special friend to my father and we’re greatful for that.
We received the news of her passing late or we would have been with you on Sat to celebrate her life. Our condolances to all her family.
Marilyn & Fred

Condolence from Velma Edgar and Family on March 15th, 2012 6:42 am

We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Your Mother was a great lady
and had such a full life. She will be greatly missed, but after seeing the
beautiful video tribute you have so many happy memories to comfort you.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Condolence from Donald and Diane White on March 26th, 2012 5:55 am

So very sorry to hear of Ida’s passing, she was such a nice lady, our thoughts are with you all.

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