HER JOURNEYS JUST BEGUN
KIVI, IDA OLINE
lda Oline Kivi has passed into the presence of her Lord and Savior on Sunday May 6th, 2012. lda’s three children; Lillian (Dennis)
Samila, Alan (Catherine) Kivi,
and Bonnie Perry were all
present as our Mom passed peacefully at home. Mom is free
of pain and suffering that she
endured during her last few
months when cancer took her
too early from us.
Ida was predeceased by her mother Monghild Delviken (l967), her brother Eldor Delviken (1990), her father Eric Delviken (1993), and sister Solveig Grande (1999). lda is survived by her three children and thirteen grandchildren, David, Brian, Dean, Shawn and Tami Samila, Tiffany (Kivi) Filek, Kristen and Cayla Kivi, Michelle and Sara Atexander, Mariah, Mackenzie and Jadyn Perry, as well as nine great grandchildren, Jake, Cassidy, Payton, Mitchel, Brooklyn and Evan Busat, Madison, Carter and Jade Kivi. Mom’s parents immigrated to Canada in 1926 from Norway. Her brother
Eldor was born in Canada (1933), a trip back to Norway left the family there as the chaos of WW2 was beginning. Mom was born in Eisoug, Norway on January 6th, 1937, a year before her sister Solveig. Mom, with her family then
immigrated to Canada in 1946 and lived in Trail, BC where her mom ran a boarding house and her dad worked at
lda was married on May 7th, 1955 to Everett Kivi, they lived in logging bush camps near Spence’s Bridge when lda had Lillian and Alan. They moved to Cache Creek in 1961 and a few years later, lda had her 3rd child, Bonnie. The family moved again and lived in Ashcroft in 1967, before finally
settling in Kamloops in 1968. Mom received her Canadian Citizenship in 1971.
Mom worked with Dad (in his construction business) when they first moved to Kamloops, then she worked at RIH for 25 years, first in housekeeping and then the laundry before
retiring in 1999. After retirement, mom moved to Kelowna to live with her youngest daughter Bonnie (husband, Ken) Perry. Life became very busy and fulfilling with three
granddaughters and gardening. Mom was a member of
“Willow Park Church” in Kelowna. She moved back to
Kamloops earlier this year to live with her Daughter, Lilli
who cared for her with love to the end.
Mom had an active part with all of us, always involved in our little and sometimes big projects. We in turn worked with mom on hers; it was always team work with mom. Mom also loved to garden and could make anything grow. She was an avid reader and adored her dogs. Her influence is evident in our homes and lives. Our loss, although pain felt, is only temporary as we know we’ll be reunited and see her smiling face, She will be missed and lovingly remembered.
Thanks to all those that made mom’s life special and the family would like to especially thank Dr. J. Howie for all his support during this difficult time.
Arrangements entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home
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