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Saturday, Nov. 8, Ida Stevens mother and grandmother, died peacefully at the Middle Church Nursing Home where she has resided since 1995 to be closer to her family.

Born in Muskoka Township Oct. 16, 1909 to Frederick and Sarah Tolton, she moved to Stratton, and had lived most of her life in Fort Frances, independent in mind and spirit until the end.

On Nov. 9, 1946, she was married to Murnie Stevens, who predeceased her in 1963. She as a member of the ladies' auxiliary and the Moose Club of International Falls. Ida served in the Canadian navy during the second world war.

Ida kept busy with her house, yard; good cooking and travels.

She leaves to mourn her daughter, Malinda Kozik (David); granddaughters Krista Lee and Sarah Michelle of Winnipeg, Man. and sister, Mae Blyde of Sarnia, Ont.

Cremation took place. Memorial details will follow at a later date if friends so desire, donations in Ida's memory can be sent to Continuing Care, La Verendrye Hospital.