Ida Mae Dowden (Blackwood)

March 24, 1937 to January 22, 2017


Passed peacefully away in the presence of her loving family, age 79. Predeceased by her husband Joseph Dowden (Oct. 2013) her infant son Craig (Apr. 1963) and daughter Joanne (Dec. 2012).  Left with fond memories her daughters Jacqueline Murphy (Gerard) and Kim (Ron Gollop), special grandchildren Andrew and Meghan Murphy, whom she adored and cherished, sister and best friend Lorna Jamieson, sisters-in-law Elizabeth Dowden and Maureen Clenighan of Ottawa.  Also leaving to mourn many nieces and nephews and a large circle of other relatives and friends.  Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road on Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm.  Funeral Service will be held at the Carnell Memorial Chapel on Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 at 11:00 am.  Private interment to follow at a later date.  Donations in her memory may be made to the Gathering Place.



11:00 am - 9:00 pm on January 24, 2017

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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11:00am, Wednesday January 25th

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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Jackie and Kim and families
So sad to hear of your mom’s passing.
Very found memories of her.
Thinking of you, God Bless
Ron and Judy

Jackie, Chuck, Andrew and Meghan,
We are so very sorry for your loss and extend our sincere sympathy to you and all your family. Wishing you beautiful memories of your Mom/Grandmother and hoping those memories make you smile. Take care. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
Lynn and John Langer

To Lorna and family: I extend my sympathy to you and to Ida’s family on the death of your sister, Ida, Memories of your mother return vividly – her strength of character and will which lived on through her children. God’s blessings to courage and comfort to all of you during this difficult time.
Marion Pardy (Very Rev. Dr.)

Kim, I am so sorry for your loss. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Adriana

Kim, Jackie, and family,
Very sorry to hear of Ida’s passing. May the care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace in the days ahead.
Sincerest Condolences,

Dear Jacqui, Kim and family,
I was so sad to hear that your Mom has died. I have such warm memories of her from throughout my life. I smile when I think of a running joke I had with her when I was teenager about whether I’d managed to get my driver’s licence yet. She was there on my first day of kindergarten and I was so pleased to watch her dance with her granddaughter at my wedding. Ida was a lovely woman with a big, generous heart and a great sense of humour. She will be greatly missed. Thinking of all of you and sending love, Beth

Kim and Jackie so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing . You are in my thoughts over the next few days . Bride & Reg

To the family of Mrs. Dowden. I am so sorry to hear of this news. Your mother has been a wonderful neighbor for over 40 years. I am hoping to pay my respects and attend the services on Wednesday. God Bless you all. My prayers are with the family. Richard Bailey (next door neighbor)

Sorry to hear of Ida’s passing … I got to know her from coming to the hospital for appointments, she was a pleasure to know .. such a sweet woman… I will miss seeing her. Keep your memories of her close to your heart and that’s where they shall remain .
Kim Smith

Please accept my sympathies on the passing of your wonderful mom.

Rest in Peace Ida

Kim and family, our sincere sympathy on the passing of your mom, our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.

Jackie and Kim Please accept our condolences; our thoughts are with you and your families during this difficult time.

Kim and family, we are very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Our sincere condolences.

Jacquie, Kim, & Lorna: Please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of your mother & sister. We are so very sorry for your loss.

Jacquie, Chuck, Andrew & Meghan, we are thinking of you at this difficult time. Hold tight to the memories.

Jackie, Chuck & Extended Family Members

Deepest sympathy on the loss of your Mother !
May all the pleasant & happy memories & family ties sustain all of you during this difficult time.

Lorna – so sorry to read about your sister’s passing. We are thinking of you.

Lorna and Neil Coffin

To Kim, Jackie and your families,

So sorry to here about your Mom’ passing. I always remember Ida Bird with the fondest memories. She was one of the many DeerPark Mom’s.

Thinking of you all,

Tammy, Kurt, Abigail & Warren

To Kim, Jackie and families,
Very sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. Aunt Ida could sing like an angel! Just remember that she will always be with you in your hearts. God bless.
Susan, Sarah and Phillip LaHay (London, ON)

So sorry to hear to your sister’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
God’s Blessing!
Paul & Therese

Sorry to hear of your Mohther’s death. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Warren and Shirley

We are so sorry for your loss, Aunt Ida(and Uncle Joe) were great people and we have wonderful memories of them.. our deepest condolences Gail (Sellars) and family