Wilma Ingram

Ingram, Mary Wilma - Life will never be the same for the Ingram girls and their families with the passing of the family matriarch, Mary WILMA Ingram, on Saturday, October 16, 2021. Wilma was the fourth of ten children born to Margaret and Levi Hatch on June 5, 1929 in High Bluff, Manitoba. Her remaining sibling, Floyd Hatch of Elliot Lake, will miss his almost daily visits for tea, a sweet and stories/laughs about their family.

As a young woman, Wilma, or Wiser to her siblings, wasn’t afraid of hard work on the farm, cleaning households or working in the Gillespie sewing factory in Winnipeg. When she finally met the love of her life, John Ingram (d. 2000), in Sudbury, they did their best to raise 6 daughters together over the years. Life was busy with her being a mom, a volunteer, selling Avon and Tupperware, helping on school trips or Brownies. She loved all children and babysat many children in the community of Elliot Lake. Somehow she had this amazingly huge “pension” because she certainly used her babysitting money to help her daughters and grandchildren throughout the years. She always said it was best to give with a warm hand than a cold one.

Wilma is survived by five of her daughters whose names she often never got right when she was peed off at them when they were younger and, well, even as grownups! She has left behind many grandchildren and great grandchildren who will talk about her for decades to come. She will be lovingly remembered by Darlene(d. in 2001) (son Christopher/Stacey with their 6 children Reith, Hunter, Meadow, Keegan, Meadow and Austin), Linda and Roger Collett, Marina and Richard Josey (Adam, David), Barbara and Gary Overland (daughter Heather/Kevin and Findley), Janice and Bob Rhodes (daughters Stephanie/Paul and Malcolm; Quinn/Troy), Debbie and Gilles LeBlanc (daughters Julie/Max (Nicholas, Julien, Emma and Théo), Alysse/Dan (Danica, Cédric), Danelle/Martin (Caleb, Loïc) and Deanne/Shawn(Véra).

Wilma loved knitting for her family, friends and community teas, working as a volunteer at the Legion, Salvation Army and the local hospital to name only a few. That little dash between her birth and passing is nowhere big enough to indicate the legacy she has left behind.

A very special thank you to Jennifer(her PSW) and her home care nurses (Earle, Naveh and Kim). Truly these people are angels disguised as nurses.

Thank you to her many friends and family members from near and afar who did not shy away from staying in contact with her via phone calls or visits these last few months. It truly made her happy.


Those wishing to pay their respect to the Ingram family during visitation hours at the funeral chapel, please contact us at 705-848-9250 to reserve a time. COVID restrictions are in place. Masks are mandatory and social distancing of 6'. Thank you
A memorial service will be held from St. Peter’s The Apostle Anglican Church in Elliot with burial in Woodlands Cemetery, Elliot Lake following the ceremony.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be sent to The House of Kin in Sudbury, ON (www.houseofkinsudbury.ca) or the St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation in Elliot Lake (sjghel.ca).

She would want to leave a special message for those who knew and loved her, “Be nice.”

Condolences left by others

Maurice and Lucie Régimbald

Our most sincere condolences to the family but a special note to Debbie and Gilles, Julie and Max, Alysse and Daniel, Danelle and Martin, and Deanne and Shawn. She has not gone since you will keep her alive in your hearts by remembering all the great things she has done to you all. A very special lady indeed.

Adele Pageau

Linda & family,

I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was such a great lady. Our family has many fond memories of the years she babysat Amy & Kristoffer.

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Malcolm Collett

Our sincere condolences to the Ingram family. Wilma was a kind and generous person and loved her family. She will be dearly missed.
Malcolm Collett

Denise and Mario Piovesan

Sincere sympathies to the family on the loss of a very special lady. We were always happy to see her on many family gatherings / special occasions. She was always very welcoming with a warm smile and a good good sense of humour.

Her love for the little ones was also very evident as we witnessed that she was a very special lady in their lives. Although not at family gatherings anymore “Grand Nanna” will be in their hearts!

Her voyage to Eternal Life has begun. May the sweet memories you have of her bring you comfort at this time and, if you listen very closely, you might even hear her tell you “be nice”.

Debbie LeBlanc

Mom, you are so missed already. I know you are in a better place with dad, Darlene and your family. Xoxo

Janice Ingram Rhodes

There would never of been a good time to leave us. We will always miss you - we will remember your little smirk - getting excited, clapping and being kind to everyone always. Love you forever. Janice, Bob, Stephanie, Paul, Malcom, Quinn & Troy.

Mike and Sam Maslakow

A remarkable woman, filled with such love for her family and community, who will be greatly missed.

Virginia (Ginny) & Tom Hywarren

Our condolences to the family. Always enjoyed Wednesday afternoons volunteering with Wilma and Georgio at the hospital. She had great stories to tell and her love for her family was obvious. I swear she could knit a pair of mitts in an afternoon. Tom always enjoyed it when she accepted a lift home and they could joke with one another, but she could be stubborn when she decided she wanted to walk home. We will miss her dearly.

Erica & Eldon Carlson

We send you all our deepest and most heartfelt condolences in your mom’s passing. Knowing what a lovely lady she was, we know she will be greatly missed. The very special memories you share will hold her in your hearts forever. Love and best wishes to you all!

Dianne Knox

My sincere condolences to all my cousins and their families. Aunt Wilma will be missed. Love always, Dianne xoxo

cindy Reid

A special friend of my own mother, Wilma and Betty were a fun-loving notorious pair even travelling to Eastern Canada together to share their magic! I have fond memories and smiles remembering their shenanigans, and offer my sincerest condolences at this time. Never easy to say - bye for now. Cindy

David Anaka

Please accept our most sincere condolences on the passing of Aunt Wilma. Dave and I will miss her. Your Mom was a kind and caring woman, a pillar in the community, and a wonderful role model for all of our Ingram girl cousins, and their families. She will never be forgotten. May she now Rest In Peace, with your Dad and Darlene by her side.
Love to all of you,
Dave & Mary Ellen XOXO

Christy Ann Irving

To the entire Ingram family I send my deepest sympathy. I have known Wilma, her late husband John and each of their girls almost my entire life. Wilma was a very accomplished seamstress and possessed such a kind heart and wonderful sense of humour. She loved to travel. Gone but never forgotten, Wilma remains in each of our hearts forever. Take care to each of you. Christy Ann Irving

Stephanie,Paul, and Malcolm

My Nana and Poppa gave us grandkids so many beautiful memories that I will always cherish and stories we will always be telling. I am inspired to live a good, humble, and generous life because of them. I could not think of better role models. I wish I lived closer so I was able to learn more of her ways, the older I get the more I realize what a truly special lady I was blessed to get to call my Nana. She will always be loved and missed. ♥️

Quinn Lindenbach

“Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us everyday. Unseen, unheard but always near, still loved, still missed, and held so dear.” A quote for all those who need it, including me. For anyone missing “The Nana” I know I will keep her, her words, her lessons, and her love near me throughout my life. Lucky to have had her for so long, and to have so many fantastic memories with her.