ELLIOTT, Ida Elizabeth

ElliottIda passed away at the Virden Health Unit with her family by her side on April 26, 2015. She was the eldest of four children born on the family farm to Joseph and Elizabeth Grant of the
Pipestone district. She spent her childhood years on the family farm and attended school in Pipestone. She spent many hours helping with gardening, household duties and taking care of her younger siblings.

On November 8, 1943, she married Russell Elliott of the Belses district. Together they farmed in the Pipestone area until 1980 when they moved to Virden, MB. During that time she
enjoyed being involved with the 4-H club, was a member of the UCW, as well as a school board trustee. She enjoyed being outside working in her vegetable and fl ower gardens. During
the winter months she spent time at the rink curling with Russ.

Throughout her retirement years, Ida spent much time golfing, dancing, and travelling. Their travels took them to Vancouver, several states including Texas, Tennessee, and Hawaii, as well as trips to Bermuda, the Bahamas, Mexico and Australia. Later they spent their winters in Mesa where they enjoyed socializing with their large circle of friends. Ida enjoyed knitting and cooking and spent much time researching new recipes. Company was always welcomed with homemade treats.

One of Ida’s most treasured possessions was her time spent with her family and she always took an interest in everyone’s accomplishments no matter the size. She looked forward to
all family birthday and anniversary celebrations.

A memorial service in Ida’s memory took place at Carscadden Funeral Chapel of Virden May 1, 2015 with Rev. Dwight Rutherford offi ciating. Interment took place at the Virden Cemetery

The eulogy was given by granddaughter Ashlee Ritchie. The urn bearer was granddaughter Kristal Elliott. Ushers were Dallas Ritchie and Randy Stuart. Justine Burke accompanied
the United Church Choir and the lunch was provided by the Virden Legion Ladies.

Ida leaves to mourn her son Bill (Lucy) Elliott, granddaughters Ashlee (Dallas) Ritchie, Kristal Elliott and friend Randy Stuart, grandson Derek (Eva) MacKenzie, great-grandchildren Cole MacKenzie and Grayson Ritchie; sister Hilda Donald, brother Bill Grant, sisters-in-law Linda and Olive Elliott as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband Russell, parents Joseph and Elizabeth Grant, daughter Valerie MacKenzie, brother Jack Grant, brothers-in-law Doug, Bert and Jack Elliott, Nick Dodds, Art Penno and Doug Donald, sisters-in-law Ada Penno, Katie Elliott, Laurie Dodds, Sheila and Dian Grant.

If friends so desire donations may be made to the Virden Cemetery, Box 310, Virden, MB or a charity of your choice.

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