PANDZA, Ida Norma
May 8, 1930 – June 24, 2023
After a life well lived, we shared the peaceful passing of our loving mother, Ida Pandza on June 24, 2023 in her 93rd year.
Ida was preceded in death by her husband, Martin Pandza, parents, Rose and Albert Taylor, brothers, Carl, Louis, Elmer and Grant and sisters, Beaulah and Florence.
Loving mother of Vickie Tomko, Marc Pandza, and Roseann Marble. Proud Grandmother loved by grandchildren, Eva Bluebird, Claudia Trent, Allison Tomko, Lyle Whiskeychan, and Martin Gordon, and 7 great-grandchildren, all who brought Ida much joy.
Predeceased by close friends, Elsie Johnson (Senior) and Pearl Johnson (Senior), Marjorie Ireland, Aileen Irons, and Fritzi Taylor.
She was born and raised in Curve Lake, lived in Pennsylvania for many years and returned home to Curve Lake in 2010. She loved people and made friends wherever she went. She worked in the school system, the steel mill, and at the American Red Cross. She enjoyed playing cards, playing bocce, reading, walking, and volunteering. She dearly loved her family, friends, and Curve Lake First Nation. Ida touched a lot of people in many ways, especially with storytelling and will be missed by many.
A special thank you to all the wonderful staff on the fifth floor at Fairhaven Long Term Care facility who took such excellent care of Ida.
A Sacred Fire has been lit at 61 Neebeesh St. in Curve Lake. The Sacred Ceremony is at noon on Tuesday, June 27th. A reception will be held on Thursday, June 29th from 3:00 – 6:00 pm at Pioneer Point Resort, 2560 Westview Road, Curve Lake.