Ida Marie Louisa Thibault
Born September 1, 1941 in Woodridge, Manitoba. Passed away March 31, 2021 at Saanich Peninsula Hospital in Saanichton, B.C.
Predeceased by her first husband Roland Thibault, son Noel, second husband James Metcalfe, her parents George and Henrietta Nepper, brothers Jules and Leon and sister Anna Houghton.
Survived by her daughter Celina (Cory), grandsons Emil, Justin, Eli and Joshua and granddaughter Sierra. Brothers Rene, Roger, Gilles and Joe and sister Rita.
Ida was born in Manitoba, moved to Nanaimo as a young child and grew up in a community called “Extension”. As a teenager in high school she attended Saint Anne’s Academy in Victoria, B.C. After high school, she worked as a waitress at “Coffee Max”, a popular coffee shop on Gorge Road in Victoria where she met her first husband Roland. After marrying, Ida spent the greater part of her life raising children as well as, caring for the children of others in her home daycare. Ida lost Roland in 1995. She continued to support herself as a child care provider. In 2005 she met and married James Metcalfe “Jim”. By 2007 she had retired and moved out to the community of Central Saanich. She kept in touch with old friends, made new friends and seemed to really enjoy her life there. In 2009 she lost her second husband Jim. With the love and support of her family and friends she managed to find enjoyment in being on her own again. To the end of her life, she still had ongoing close relationships and friendships with some of the children she had once cared for in her daycare and their parents as well.
Ida worked hard, loved big, cared deeply for everyone. She was stubborn, she was determined and she had the biggest heart. She will be dearly missed by many, many family and friends.
A special appreciation to her cherished life long friend, Loretta whose unwavering friendship and care to the end, will not be forgotten. Her kind neighbours Shirley, Isa and Darlene who were dear friends and provided so much love and support. To Island Health care aids and nurses we thank you so very much for the care you provided, enabling Ida to stay in her own home. A heart felt thank you to Dr. Del Bel for your kindness and your compassion. An Outdoor celebration of Life Gathering will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada (address below)
Burnaby, BC V5G 4K6