Peacefully on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at Bluewater Health, Ida Maxine Williams passed away at the age of 82. Beloved wife of the late Paul Williams (2001). Loving mother of Paula and cherished grandmother of Jeff, Paul (Wendy), Brad, and many others. Survived by her furry friend Amigo. Predeceased by her siblings Arthur, Donald, and Frances. Ida had a strong spirit; she was full of life and spunky, and loved her family and community immensely. Ida loved to share stories, both sad and joyful, and especially liked to share memories of being a residential boarding school survivor. Ida will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved her. Family and friends will be received on Monday, June 19, 2017, at MAAWN DOOSH GUMIG Community Centre, 1972 Virgil Ave., Sarnia, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at MAAWN DOOSH GUMIG Community Centre at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Aamjiwnaang First Nations Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Aamjiwnaang Food Bank or Diabetes Canada (cheques only at the funeral home please).
Ida Maxine Williams
VisitationFamily and friends will be received on Monday, June 19, 2017, at Maawn Doosh Gumig Community Centre, 1972 Virgil Ave., Sarnia, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
ServiceA funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at Maawn Doosh Gumig Community Centre at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Aamjiwnaang First Nations Cemetery.
DonationsSympathy may be expressed through donations to Aamjiwnaang Food Bank or Diabetes Canada (cheques only at the funeral home please).
Edna and Bill Cottrelle
June 20, 2017 08:25am
Its hard loosing our moms, Bill and I are so sorrry for your loss. I missed sitting and talking to Ida at the powow this year. we shared great stories of how it used to be living in Kettle Point. How plain things once were and how we lived on barely anything. We talked about how we ate rabbits, squirrels, fish and mesh mutt and head cheese..lol. We rembered when the black and white tvs came and when our families got the first welfare checks. How her , my mom and the cousins used to get together and play ball, swim and fish. its funny that they both have the same middle name Maxine. She is a awsome lady, with a beautiful spirit. I will remeber her every year at the powow. I could only imagine how things will be when Ida Maxine and Priscilla Maxine meet up in the spirit world. Giggles and chuckles and more all round.....
June 15, 2017 07:15am
My wife and I would like to send out our sincere condolences to the family. Ida always treated us with respect when we met her. Didn't matter where it was.
Pat and Alan Boam
June 14, 2017 05:25am
Paula and Jeff......so sorry to hear about Ida passing away. She was a wonderful, sweet lady and will be missed by all. When I first moved over here I remember her and I waiting for our turn to see Mike. We struck up a conversation and I considered her my friend from then on! She loved her grandson Jeff and he loved her, he would do anything for her. Will miss seeing her around!!
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