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Irmgard Erika (Henschel) Reich

October 22, 1930 ~ October 26, 2023 (age 93) 93 Years Old

Irmgard Reich Obituary

Irmgard Henschel was born in Poland on October 22, 1930.  She and her family were deeply impacted by World War II and its aftermath.  Irmgard experienced the loss of her dear Mother at age 14; she and her family were forced to flee their home around this time as well.  They settled on her grandparents’ farm in eastern Germany for some time, and then were forced to flee again to a refugee residence in Oldenburg.
Irmgard met our father, Gotthold (Holdi) Reich, while in Oldenburg; they got engaged, and in 1952, she and her family emigrated to Canada to join Holdi in Edmonton.  Irmgard and Holdi were married in 1952; they moved to the farm in Bashaw in 1953 with their first baby. Irmgard and Holdi had 4 children, 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
Irmgard worked diligently alongside Holdi on the farm, supporting him in their journey of building a successful agricultural operation.  She was particularly gifted in gardening and cooking and baking…our home always smelled delicious when we came home from school.  She also enjoyed travelling with Holdi to many different countries in the world.
Irmgard passed away on October 26, 2023 at the age of 93 years. She was predeceased by Holdi on October 17, 2021. She is survived by her children: Doris and her children (Marita, Derek and Marley; Danny, Wanda, Rowan and Camden); Rita (Pierre) and Rita’s children (Denton; Brennan; Erika (Colt) and Hyde); Harold (Dorothy) and family, Damian (Jennifer) Madyson and Savannah; Kolton (Bailey) Rhett and Kip; and Brent; her daughter, Margaret, predeceased Irmgard in 1958, at the age of 3 years.

A Graveside Service will be held Tuesday, November 7, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. at the Bashaw Cemetery. 










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Graveside Service
November 7, 2023

1:00 PM
Bashaw Cemetery
Bashaw, Alberta T0B 0H0


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