Hilda Reiner (nee Marek) joined the Saints Triumphant August 14, 2012 after more than 92 years in this life. Born June 4, 1920 in Lavesta, Alberta, received as God’s child in Baptism, and was confirmed in her faith by her future husband, Rev Albert F. Reiner. They were blessed with 3 children.
Hilda was a dedicated pastor’s wife in seven parishes in Alberta and B.C. often as organist, choir director, Sunday school teacher and hospitality hostess. She was also a talented seamstress, consummate saleslady and became an enthusiastic leader for cruises and bus-tours.
After 55 years of marriage, her husband and later son Walter and sister Rosie preceded her in death. Left to remember: daughter Faith (Jim Higgins), son Theodore (another Hilda), daughter-in-law Joyce, sisters Lillian, Adeline, Mildred, Beatrice, Olive, brother Chester, 3 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and a host of other friends and acquaintances. She will also be sadly missed by a life-long friend and sister-in-law Nettie Schlatter and adopted nephew Herb Schuler (Sonia).
A resident of Vernon’s Canterbury Court and most recently Noric House, Hilda would have noted special thanks for their love and care.
A Memorial Service will be held at First Lutheran Church, 4091 Lakeshore Road in Kelowna on Monday, August 20th at 11:30am. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Lutheran Historical Institute 7100 Ada Boulevard Edmonton, AB T5B-4E4 or Concordia Lutheran Seminary 7040 Ada Boulevard Edmonton, AB T5B-4E3.
Arrangements are in the care of Vernon Funeral Home 250-542-0155.