Longtime Belvidere Resident, Born in Canada
LOWELL Ida (Raymond) Cayer, passed away Monday, August 2, 2021, at Belvidere Healthcare Center at the age of 102.
Born in Drummondville, Quebec, Canada on the 19th day of October, 1918, she was a daughter of Pierre Raymond and Marie-Anne (Fortier) Raymond, and the wife of the late Raymond H. Cayer.
On August 28, 1943, Ida Raymond married Raymond H. Cayer in a beautiful ceremony in Drummondville, Canada. They celebrated Seventy Five years of wedded bliss.
October of 1961, she returned to Lowell making her home with her husband and her son, Yvan George Cayer, settling in the Pawtucketville Section of Lowell. Later they moved to Belvidere where she was a communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church. She worked in many of the Lowell Mills eventually retiring from Merrimack Magnetics.
On May 18, 1973 at Lowell Superior Court, Ida became a citizen of the United States. After the very impressive ceremony, a grand party was held with family, friends, and neighbors at the Beane residence.
Ida traveled back to Canada on many occasions to visit family and friends. She also loved day trips to Salisbury Beach and longer stays at Salisbury State Park in their mobile home and never passed up a visit to Cristy’s Pizza. Ida traveled many miles on the back of her husband’s motorcycle doing day trips and long weekend trips.
She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, and knitting. She also enjoyed cooking, and especially enjoyed baking and gardening in her big backyard. She had quite a ‘green thumb’ with beautiful flowering gardens while Raymond tended their vegetable garden.
Ida delighted in sharing the care of her granddaughter, Ashley, from a young age through High School.
She is survived by her son, Yvan George Cayer, her granddaughter, Ashley Kinney and her husband, Ryan; her great grandson, Wyatt Kinney and many nieces and nephews in Canada.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 75 years, Raymond H. Cayer who died December 22, 2017, and her four brothers and three sisters all of Canada.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Belvidere Healthcare Center for the exceptional care and compassion given to Ida, and would also like to thank Dr. Jack Chang and Nancy Beane and her dear friends Roger and Doris Boisvert, Roger Boisvert, Jr., and Donna and Gus White for the care and attention shown to Ida throughout the years.
You are invited to Her Visitation from 11 a.m. until 12 Noon on Saturday, August 7, 2021, at the MAHONEY FUNERAL HOME, 187 Nesmith Street, 978-452-6361. Her Funeral Service will take place at 12 Noon at the Funeral Home. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery.