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Ida May Duriez

1935 – 2023

Ida May Duriez (nee Carrier) late of Weyburn, Saskatchewan passed away June 28, 2023 at the age of 87 years. 

Ida was born in Lampman, Saskatchewan on November 23, 1935. She grew up on a farm near the village of Benson, Sask. along with her 5 sisters and 3 brothers.

She graduated as a Registered Nurse at Regina Grey Nuns Hospital in 1960. Her nursing career extended across southern and northern Canada. From 1972-1974 she attended the University of Alberta in Edmonton for her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. From 1974-1978 she was a staff nurse at the Whitehorse Health Centre and from 1978-1979 Ida was the Regional Nursing Officer. From 1979 -2002 she was the Community Health Nurse, Prenatal Instructor and school nurse (28 years in Whitehorse).

Ida's nursing time in Whitehorse was one of service and giving and kept her involved with people of all ages – she especially loved the babies. She enjoyed checking in on seniors, and her time with the kids in the schools, and at the teen parent centre.

Many will remember Ida for her kindness and empathy as well as her professionalism. 

  Ida is lovingly survived by her husband, Donald Duriez of Weyburn, Sask. (They would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on August 25th, 2023).

Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Ida can do so to:  Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan #301-2550 12th Ave. Regina, Sask. S4P 3Xl   

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