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Born: Jun 13, 1942

Date of Passing: Mar 05, 2021

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Peacefully following a brief illness and supported by family and friends, it is with sadness that we announce the passing of Ingrid Pillmann on March 5, 2021 in Gimli Manitoba at the age of 78 years. Ingrid was born in Berlin Germany on June 13, 1942.
She is survived by her husband Josef Pillmann, daughter Debra Willems, granddaughter Alexandria Willems and sister Evelyn Gerhard and niece Illonka Schad-Jergen in Germany, nieces and nephews Ricky and Holly Schwenzer and Bridgette Houle. Stepdaughters, Lydia Empringham (Randy), Vesna Harland (Brad), Blanka Pillmann and their families; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, families in Serbia, Radulovic Radmile / Ivica and Mikica Katic and families, Sharon Dunn-Norm and family, Mike and Lorraine Habes and family.
She was predeceased by her parents, Richard and Margarete Schwenzer; brother Ginter Schwenzer and husband Andy Willems. After retiring from Sears Canada in 1997 Ingrid and Josef spent 23 winters "snow birding" to Magic Valley Park in Weslaco Texas enjoying the warm weather and the companionship of many friends. They moved from Lac du Bonnet and have lived in Crescent Creek Estates in Teulon, Manitoba for the last 10 years. Ingrid spent many hours crafting beautiful creations in quilting, needle point, and knitting. She has knit many newborn baby hats for donation to the hospitals in Winnipeg.
A small Celebration of Life will be held at Green Acres.
The family would like to thank the neighbours and friends of Crescent Creek Estates, CancerCare staff, Dr. Pitz and nurse Sonu, all the staff at the Gimli Hospital Special thanks to, Heather and Donna for their compassionate care to Ingrid.

Rest in Peace knowing you were loved.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 13, 2021

Condolences & Memories (11 entries)

  • You will be missed. Thank you for all the wonderful handmade gifts. They will be treasured. Grandpa Joe; we send our love and hope to be able to see you soon. Xoxo - Posted by: Ulrich & Selena (Great-grandchildren) on: Jun 13, 2021

  • We spent many happy years with Ingrid and Joe in Magic Valley and miss her. Our best to Joe and the family - Posted by: Boyd & Val Kramble (Texas friends) on: Mar 14, 2021

  • My sincere sympathy to Joe and families. - Posted by: Donna Smith (Magic Valley friend) on: Mar 14, 2021

  • Joe we are so saddened to read of your loss. God acquired the perfect angel in choosing Ingrid. Your precious memories will hold you close. - Posted by: Wayne and Cheryl Forsythe (Friend) on: Mar 13, 2021

  • So sorry to hear that Ingrid passed away, she was a wonderful lady, got to know her in Magic Valley Park. - Posted by: Mary Reimer (friend) on: Mar 13, 2021

  • We offer our sincere sympathy Joe, and are so very sorry to learn of Ingrid’s passing. She was such a delightful lady, and an all round good person. You had many wonderful years together, and now have such fond memories. Our thoughts are with you. We trust that you are keeping well. Norm and Dianne. 434 Circle, Magic Valley - Posted by: Skip and Dianne Wolstenholme (Friends) on: Mar 13, 2021

  • Joe We were saddened to see that Ingrid has passed away. We would like you to know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Fran and Lionel Moore - Posted by: Fran and Lionel Moore (Friends) on: Mar 13, 2021

  • Joe & family we are so sorry to hear of Ingrid’s passing. Our heartfelt condolences to all of you. Our thoughts & prayers are with you. - Posted by: Bob & Loretta Harlow (Friends) on: Mar 13, 2021

  • Joe we were so sorry to read of Ingrid’s passing. Always enjoyed her at Magic Valley. Sending our condolences to you and family. - Posted by: Judy and Barry Baldwin (Friend) on: Mar 13, 2021

  • Joe and family Joe we are so sorry for your loss, Ingrid was a wonderful womenmand a great teacher of all her crafts. She will be missed. - Posted by: Mark and Colleen Sopher (friend) on: Mar 13, 2021

  • So sorry to hear of Ingrid's passing. We first met at Sears KP and then met up occasionally and caught up on each others lives as if there had been no lapse of time. Her and Joe were such a great couple. Condolences to you all. A co-worker and friend. Pat Korman (Ozero) - Posted by: Pat Korman (former co-worker) on: Mar 13, 2021

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