Hans J. Ree


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Hans J Ree on

Saturday July 17, 2004 at the age of 91. Hans passed away peacefully at Vernon Hospice House surrounded by family. He will be lovingly remembered by his five sons, John (Chloe), Paul (Julie), Owen (Pat), Buren (Elaine), Mark (Joan), his two daughters Janice (Les) Christiansen, June (Dwayne) Christianson, his 18 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by his sister Judith (Galen) Morstad, sisters-in-law Mary Ree and Marie Nyborg, as well as his brother-in-law Kelly (Julie) Nyborg and numerous extended family members. Hans was predeceased by his wife Shirley in 1967, his second wife Helen in 1997, and his brother Olaf.

After moving from Jackson Minnesota in 1934, Hans settled in Bentley Alberta where he farmed until his move to Vernon in 1971. Gardening, woodworking, spending time with family and friends and being an active member in his church community brought great joy to his life. He also enjoyed curling, horseshoe, and bowling.

Hans will forever be remembered for his strong faith, his love of family and that twinkle in his eye.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, July 21 at 1:00 pm at the First Baptist Church. There will also be a memorial service in Bentley, Alberta at a later date. Arrangements are in the care of Vernon Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Vernon Hospice House.

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