HAIR, Ida Gertrude (nee Dieter; Warke)
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September 24, 1925 - December 1, 2012
Ida Gertrude Hair of Calgary passed away at the Extendicare Hillcrest facility on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at the age of 87 years. Ida is survived by her son, Ron (Zaina) and grandson Gavin, all of Dubai; daughter Janet (Richard) Clark and grandson, Stephen, all of Calgary; granddaughter, Micaela Griffiths of Knysna, South Africa; and her brother James (Gail) Warke of Strathmore. She was predeceased by her husband Wally Hair in 2002; as well as her brothers, Alec Warke and Chris Warke; and her sister Margerie Fuog. Ida was born in Hanna, AB on September 24, 1925 to Walter and Gertrude Dieter. Ida's father, Walter, passed away while she was still an infant. Her mother, Gertrude, subsequently married James Warke. Ida was raised in Hanna, Nottikewin and Turner Valley. After a year at Olds Agricultural School, Ida attended the University of Alberta, earning a degree in Home Economics in 1947. She moved to Chilliwack, BC for her internship and continued on as the dietician at Chilliwack General Hospital. She met and married Sgt. Walter "Wally" Hair (RCE) in Chilliwack in 1949. They moved to Edmonton and later to Calgary. Ida worked as a dietician at the Calgary General Hospital and in a consulting capacity until her retirement in the 1980's. She has been a resident of Hillcrest Extendicare since March of 2005. The family would like to thank the staff of Extendicare Hillcrest, particularly the 2nd floor staff, and Dr. B. Wheeler for the wonderful care they have given Ida for the last seven and a half years. No formal service will be held. Cremation entrusted to Leyden's Funeral Home & Crematorium. Ida's remains will be scattered at a later date. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Calgary (Telephone 403-290-0110, www.alzheimersociety.com). Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.leydens.com.Arrangements entrusted to LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORIUM (304 - 18 Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB). Telephone: 403-228-4422.
Published in The Calgary Herald from Dec. 4 to Dec. 5, 2012