Posted: June 30th, 2020

March 24, 1929 – June 26, 2020

Ilse Begemann passed away in Calgary on Friday June 26, 2020 at the age of 91 years. She is pre-deceased by her husband, Wilhelm; daughter, Dirka and a sister, Wilma. Ilse will be lovingly remembered by her three sons, Bill (Barb) of Onoway, AB; Dirk (Bonnie) of Calgary and Bernd (Fran) also of Calgary; 13 grandchildren and many great- grandchildren. Ilse was born on March 24, 1929 in Germany to Dietrich and Sophie Damke. She immigrated to Canada in 1957, first settling in Lethbridge. The Begemann family had also lived in Medicine Hat, Foremost and Blairmore where she spent many years with her best friend Ulli Tacs. Ilse was a kind and attentive mother. She always looked after her family and had a particularly close and special relationship with her daughter, Dirka. Ilse loved being a hostess and preparing delicious homemade meals for family and friends. She possessed a spirited and determined personality. She will be missed by many family and friends. Memorial donations may be made to the MS Society of Canada ( ) Messages of condolence may be forwarded to the family at .

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