Irmgard Schiwy passed away peacefully in her sleep at home after a long and courageous battle with a long illness, on March 17, 2003.
Irmgard was born on April 8, 1925 in Germany, then married William (Wilhelm) Schiwy in 1948. The family immigrated to Canada in 1950. She was active in church work, in Sunday school work, ladies’ missionary work, etc. The Bible was the book she loved most.
She is survived by her husband; daughter Angela; son-in-law Jean Laponce; granddaughter Natasha; and a brother Heinz – Georg Matter in Germany.
Irmgard lived in Chilliwack and Surrey.
Graveside service was held March 20, 2003 at Chilliwack Cemeteries. Memorial service at Immanuel Baptist Church, Vancouver, in April.