Irma’s family immigrated to Canada in 1926 and settled near Elm Creek, Man. Her love of music began early; her family sang in harmony with mandolin, guitar, organ and piano. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, sewing blankets and baking with her children and grandchildren. Irma demonstrated her trust in God through daily Bible reading, prayer, acts of kindness and spiritual influence on people of all ages. She was known for the warm hospitality that contributed to the success of Ernmore Farms and was a model of faithfulness. Many lifelong friendships began around her kitchen table. In 2012, Irma and Ernie moved into Carman, Man, where they invited many neighbours and newcomers to church into their home.