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Ida Jane Cale (Stobie)

April 7, 1951 - March 6, 2014


Ida Jane Cale was born on a Saturday. She was born to Andy and Alice Stobie in Calgary, their youngest child and only daughter. Her life long friend Betty would live just next door to her. She left Wild Rose Country as a young woman and headed west to British Columbia and the call of the ocean. After living the coastal life, she headed north to Prince George and became one of the first women to work for BC Parks, a career that would alter the course of her life and be the root for many of her most meaningful and life-long friendships. A transfer down to the East Kootenays, where she became a mainstay of the Wasa Community and made many more friends, led her to meet the love of her life Bob Cale. Bob and Ida were wed in 1979, had Cindy Marie in 1982 and Josie Alyse in 1986. After close to 40 years with BC Parks, Ida retired in 2009 but continued to be an active volunteer and community member with more time for her garden and to adopt friend’s babies as her own grandchildren. Ida believed that families were built out of love, which meant that her family tree was truly extensive. Ida died on a Thursday, after battling lung and bone cancer. She leaves us all a bit poorer without her presence but she will continue to affect the world for the better through the hearts of all who knew and loved her.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday March 29, 2014 at 1:30PM at the Wasa Community Hall in Wasa, BC.  Here is a link to a Google Map for the Wasa Hall:,-115.745547,17z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x537ad2b82546f409:0xb0a63c07845d695c?hl=en

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From: Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff

Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Jim & Lila McGovern
Relation: Friend

We were so sorry to hear of Ida’s passing. May all of your great memories help to carry you through this most difficult time. Please accept our condolence. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all. Jim & Lila McGovern

From: Wendy Murdoch
Relation: Co-worker

Dear Bob and girls…
My heart is sad for you today as I feel your loss, but I know that Ida will live on in the many ways she touched our lives. She has been gone from MoE for a while now but we think of her so often because she reached out to everyone and affected our own development.
I hope that you are all getting stronger with every day. Come for tea if you are ever in town. I’d love it! Thanks for all the updates.
With Love, Wendy Murdoch. Hugs!

From: Terri Howard and family
Relation: Old friend

So sorry for your loss. Ida will be forever missed and thoughts of peace and courage are sent your way

From: Rhonda Beeman
Relation: She was a long-time patient in the dental office.

I was so sorry to hear of Ida’s passing and am thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. I will always remember her cheerful & smiling face each time she was in the office. Treasure your memories.
Sincerely, Rhonda Beeman

From: Elaine and Wally Langenbach
Relation: Relationship - How did you know the deceased?

Very sorry to hear about Ida she was a beautiful person we are very luck to have met her I think of he often and the wonderful hugs she use to give me when she would come to see Mable. Hugs to you Bob ,Josie and Cindy

From: Matt Klemm
Relation: Friend

Dear Bob and girls
We are so very sorry for your loss. We have very fond memories of Ida when she visited Australia. We are thinking of you all and wish we could be there to celebrate the life of a wonderful lady.
Lots of love
Matt, Courtney , Charlie, Eden and Joey

From: Julie Timmins
Relation: BC Parks and FRIENDSHIP

Bob, Josie and Cindy, Looking at Ida’s picture I see love, light, kindness and tenderness in her eyes. This is the Ida I knew and loved. Always supporting, always giving, always loving and very funny. I will miss Ida, it was a priveledge to have had her in my life. She was a mentor and a role model. Sorry for your loss, I know you will miss her terribly. Thinking of you all, love Julie

From: Sherry Shields & family
Relation: Friend

Bob, Cindy & Jose, sad to hear of the loss of Ida in your lives. Relieved that she is no longer suffering. She will be missed.

From: Sarah Rankins
Relation: Friend of the family

Bob, Cindy and Josie, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you all at this time and sending you all our love. Here if you need anything. Love from Sarah and Dan xoxo

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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
March 29, 2014
Beginning at 1:30pm

Wasa Community Hall
6125 Wasa School Road
Wasa, BC Canada BC

6125 Wasa School Road
Wasa, BC Canada BC

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