Ruth (Inga) Ingibjorg Collette

November 6, 1932 - July 14, 2020


It is with deep sorrow we announce the passing of Inga (Ruth) Collette with her family by her side on July 14, 2020.

She is survived by her sister Denise Naytna; children Donna-Lynn and James (Nina); long time partner Ken Blackwell; granddaughters Brooke (Dave) Brittany, Paige (Greg) and Rochelle (Jeremy); great grandchildren Finley, Logan, Ryker, Preslie and Ella.

Inga was predeceased by her parents Jon and Thorne Johnson; sisters Aurie, Bunny, Olive and Fiola and brothers Oscar, John and Laugi.

Inga was born and raised on the family farm in Riverton, MB where she graduated and then moved to Winnipeg. She worked in a clothing factory where she did some modelling, was an office clerk at Saskatchewan Wheat Pool and retired in 1993 from Swift/Gainers as a sales rep.

Inga wasn’t just the life of the party; she was the party, singing karaoke, playing her guitar and hosting shuffleboard parties in her basement. She was a member of the Elmwood Legion where she made many friends playing bingo and shuffleboard. Inga was also a devoted mother and Amma and especially enjoyed travelling and camping with Ken in their motor home.

We would like to thank the staff at Meadowood Manor for all their care and great support for mom.

The family will hold a private burial with a public celebration of life announced at a later date.

Rest easy now Mom…

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