Obituary Notice — Ida Abear (Juergens)

Ida Abear 1926-2011

Ida passed away in Shuswap Lake General Hospital on January 5 at the age of 84 after a lengthy illness.

Born in Mariental Romania on January 26, 1926, she emigrated from Germany in 1948, ultimately arriving in Revelstoke where she met and married Gordon in 1950. She was a hardworking and loving mother of three and worked in the fabric department of the Revelstoke Co-Op. Upon Gordon’s retirement from the CPR in 1986, they retired to Penticton where they built a new home.

Ida was pre-deceased by her husband Gordon (1994), daughter Judy (1955), brothers Ernst (1984) and Erhard (2000) and sister Nelli (2009). She is survived by her son Brian (Robyn) of Revelstoke, daughter Gail (Daryl) of Vernon, grandsons Sean and Daniel of

(Penticton) and nephew Harry (Mary) of Princeton.

Ida had recently moved to the Piccadilly Care Center in Salmon Arm to be closer to her children.

A private family memorial service is planned for the spring in Revelstoke with burial to follow in the family plot. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation in Ida’s name be made to BC Children’s Hospital for those wishing to do so.

The family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to the doctors, nurses and care aides of Penticton Regional Hospital, the Hamlets in Penticton, Piccadilly Care Center in Salmon Arm and Shuswap Lake General Hospital for the wonderful care given to Ida during her prolonged illness.

E-mail condolences can be sent through Ida’s obituary at

Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Service & Crematorium Ltd, Salmon Arm, BC