Annelore “Ann” Illgen

Annelore "Ann" Illgen

Annelore Illgen

September 20, 1925 – October 24, 2017

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Mother and Omi, Annelore Illgen. She passed on October 24 at Haven Hill Care Centre in Penticton at the age of 92.

Ann was born in Magdeburg, Germany on September 20, 1925. She married the love of her life Hanns Illgen in 1947. They had two children, Angela in 1948 and Hans Gunther in 1949. The decision was made to immigrate to Canada in 1957, and they built Frosty Cold Storage in Fort St. John, BC, before retiring to Penticton in 1972.

Ann loved her family and enjoyed her garden in which she spent many hours tending to her flowers. She was very active, swimming and walking into her late 80s.

Ann will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Angela Cleary of Penticton; grandsons, Wayne Seifried of Penticton and Ron Seifried (Donna) of Innisfail, Alberta; great granddaughters, Brittany Sinnamon (Joshua) of Innisfail and Alyssa Seifried (Cole) of Eckville, Alberta.

Ann was predeceased by her son in 1954, husband in 2009 as well as her parents and siblings.

A celebration of Annelore’s life will be held by the family at a later date.

A special thank you to the caregivers at Haven Hill for the wonderful care they gave Ann during the last two years of her life.

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