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Ingeborg "(Inge)" Haenlein
May 6, 1924 - November 20, 2019
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<div itemprop="description">Ingeborg (Inge) Haenlein, nee Doufrain, of Ottawa, Ontario passed away peacefully with her daughter by her side on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, after a short illness. She was 95 when she passed. <br> <br>Inge’s formative years were spent in Germany, where her affinity for animals and everything in nature was first born. During a break from her work during the Second World War she met her husband-to-be, Otto, under the arches at the entrance of the Vienna Opera House. Together they celebrated 72 years of marriage and the joy of raising two children: son Otto H. Haenlein (Milli) and daughter Sigrid Emery (Len). <br> <br>The end of the war brought Inge and Otto to Halifax, Nova Scotia, where Inge raised the children and worked outside the home so that Otto could attend university. In the late ‘60s, they moved to the Montreal area. Inge was delighted by flowers, passing songbirds, and beautiful scenery. She spent hours tending her garden, was an avid walker, and understood the power of being active and outdoors. <br> <br> <br>Inge will be remembered for her warm, welcoming energy, her gentle nature, and her genuine care and compassion for everyone she met. She had a generous spirit that drew people to her. Inge had an unassuming sense of humour, a love of chocolate, and a twinkle in her eye as she would secretly slip a few dollars to her grandchildren. <br> <br> <br>Oma, as she was known to many, is already greatly missed by Sigrid and Len, Otto and Milli, her treasured grandchildren Lauri (Tim Sullivan) and Kristi (Harvey Bankonin), as well as four amazing great-grandchildren: Braden, Alexa, Hannelore and Emmett. Sadly, she was pre-deceased by both her Otto-chen, and her beloved only grandson Mark. <br> <br>The family would like to thank the caring nurses and personal support workers at the Granite Ridge Care Community for all they did for Inge. Donations in Inge’s name can be made to the Mark Otto Haenlein Memorial Award at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, or the Ottawa Valley Wild Bird Care Centre in Ottawa, Ontario. The family will be holding a private memorial celebration at a later date. <br> <br></div>