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In Memoriam: Ingrid Willemsen

Ingrid Willemsen, co-owner of Sunripe Farms Produce—a specialty independent grocer in Sarnia, Ont—has passed away. She was 58. Willemsen grew up on a family farm in Amherst, Ohio. Her family operated a farm market that she managed before she married her husband Will in 1990, who she met at a farm market conference in Dayton, Ohio. The couple built Sunripe into three stores that have become cornerstones in their communities. Ingrid has created hundreds of recipes for Sunripe that customers can enjoy. She mentored many employees, not to mention more than 20 European exchange students. Ingrid’s no-nonsense management style and candid approach set many staff on successful career paths.

Read her obituary.

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