The family of Ida Amanda Lundrigan announce her peaceful passing at her home on May 4, 2019, surrounded by family in her 99th year. Leaving to mourn her four daughters: Ingrid (Paul) Althouse, Astrid Lundrigan Cohen, Sigrid (William) Fitzpatrick, Gudrid Hutchings; eleven dear grandchildren: Susan, Paula (Colin), Nancy, Holly Althouse; Arthur (Linda), Catherine (Phillip), Leslie Davis; Duncan, Raymond (Peggy), Arthur Fitzpatrick; David Hutchings; and precious great-grandchildren: Brandon, Brett, Spencer, Bronte, Henry, and Helen; special niece Diane Courage; in-laws Ada Johnson, Mary (Reg) Finn, Ruby Gullage, Josephine (Bill) Kennedy, Effie (Ralph) Humble, Thomas (Peggy) Lundrigan, Roy Brown and Russ Wilson; and a large extended family.
Ida was predeceased by her husband Arthur Raymond in 2000, her parents Olaf and Marion Johnson, her in-laws William J. and Naomi Lundrigan and son-in-law H. Reuben Cohen. She was the last surviving sibling of her Johnson family, predeceased by Hilma, Winnifred, Oscar, Olga, Alma, Herbert, Raymond, and Otto.
Her childhood was spent in Lomond, a place so dear to her heart, where many stories were created. Our mother then went on to graduate from the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal in 1942 and following this was nurse to Dr. T. T. Monahan in Corner Brook for many years.
Mom met the love of her life Arthur, and they were married in 1946 and had a wonderful life together. In their later years they truly enjoyed salmon fishing. She was passionately involved with The Girl Guides of Western Newfoundland, Western Memorial Hospital Foundation and Theatre Newfoundland and Labrador. During the Rotary Music Festival, one could always find Mom in the audience.
Mom, Nan or Nan-Nan was always very supportive and caring of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was our beacon.
A heartfelt thank you to the many caregivers and the “Gang at Marble Drive” who helped make her life so enjoyable these last few years. A special thank you to Dr. Robert O’Driscoll for his care and attention.
The family will be receiving friends at Fillatre’s Funeral Home, 4 St. Marks Avenue Tuesday May 7th from 7-9pm and Wednesday from 2-4pm. A funeral service celebrating her life and internment will take place at a later date.
As expressions of sympathy in lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Western Memorial Hospital Foundation.