Bole, Mary “Ida” Agnes

In loving memory of Mary “Ida” Agnes Bole (Prudhomme), 85 years old who passed away peacefully on July 7th, 2021. Dear wife of Ronald Bole (predeceased) Loving mother of Kenneth Bole (wife Kim) and Stanley Bole (wife Marlene). Beloved daughter of William and Alice Prudhomme (predeceased) Loving sister of Earl (Maureen), Edwin (predeceased), Leslie (Dolores), Harvey (Mary predeceased), Audrey (John), and Eileen (Ken predeceased). Ida was born and spent her early life until she was 16 years old in Timmins, She was the oldest of 6 children. At 16 she left and went to work in the Laboratory at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Sudbury. She eventually left and went to work in the fields picking fruit in Vineland. She was to afraid to climb the ladders, so ended up in the kitchen cooking for the workers. Rather than going back to Timmins at the end of the season, Ida moved to Hamilton and got a job working in an auto parts stockroom at Johnson Motors Chrysler Dealership. This first real job led Ida on a 30 year career in automotive parts and was one of the only woman employed in an industry that was at the time predominantly male. When her family left Timmins and moved to Sudbury Ida left Hamilton to join them. Ida then started to work at Sudbury Motors where she met her future husband Ronald who was a mechanic at the time. She also worked at various other car dealerships and Acklands Ltd. in Sudbury. Ida and Ron continued to work until retirement while living in the Valley area and raising 2 sons. Ida wasn’t all about work, she will definitely be remembered for her social personality. Ida truly loved conversing with friends and family and loved striking up conversations with almost anyone in hopes of making new friends or just hearing an interesting story or two She was a true social butterfly. She also enjoyed League Bowling and Bingo. Two hobbies that allowed her to socialize among her friends and various strangers. She volunteered for many years with the navy League of Canada in Sudbury and other charitable organizations. The family wishes to thank the staff at Finlandia Village for the last 4 years for her care and comfort, especially during these trying times. There will be no service. A private burial where Ida will be interred with Ron in Hanmer, will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers a donation made directly to the Alzheimer Society of would be appreciated.


3 Condolences

  1. My deepest sympathies to the Bole family. Ida and Ron were dear friends of my mom and dad. Ida was always an elegant lady with a loving personality. I recall as a young girl having them over and hearing many funny stories, always a happy atmosphere and many laughs. What a lovely woman she was.

    By: Alison Armstrong-Taylor
    July 12, 2021
  2. My sincerest condolences. I remember Ida as very personable. She always made a point to say hello whenever I seen her. May she Rest In Peace. God bless.

    By: Les and Cherie McGrayne
    July 10, 2021
  3. My sincere condolences to all of Ida’s family. Ida and I bowled together and we did a lot of volunteer at the Valley Bingo. She was one of the first friends that I met when I moved in the Valley in l993. I will miss her. Talked to her not long ago, and because of COVID, we lost touch. RIP Ida, my friend. I will miss you….

    By: Helen Treitz
    July 10, 2021

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