Jan. 16, 1923 – Dec. 29, 2011
Edwin Rehn of Red Deer, Alberta
passed away peacefully at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on December 29, 2011. He was born in Hughendon, Alberta and spent his early years in the oil patch working for Imperial Oil, and then later for a 5 year period with Dowell. In 1956 he married Dorothy Hollman and together they had two sons. Eventually he would go on to buy a gravel truck, working for various contractors, then later sub contracted with Border Paving hauling asphalt for 27 years. Dad had many, many friends, friendships formed through years of hard work, and also living in Red Deer for 50+ years. He loved his family dearly, and cherished the times spent with them, often happy to just tag along with them. He never favored the limelight, instead choosing to support his family in whatever direction they chose, but always in the background if needed. Whenever you stopped by his home, you could expect to be greeted with a big smile, a firm handshake, and a beverage of your choice. Dad was always more interested in your day than his own, and minimized his sometimes much larger problems to talk about yours which were small in comparison. He loved people, and it wasn’t unusual for him to walk into a room of 6 strangers, and walk out with 6 friends. In his retirement one of his favorite things to do was having coffee with his friends at the Bower Mall. Up until last year, Dad was a regular at the Delburne Golf Course for the Seniors Scramble. Ed will be loving missed and remembered by his son, Randy (Debbie), Terry (Maureen), his older brother Victor, sisters Edna Flemmer (Clarence) and Leona Cusack, a special nephew, Jim Rehn (Linda), and cousin Don Johnson (Ruby) and numerous relatives. He was pre-deceased by his wife Dorothy, and brothers William, Ivar, and Elmer. A special Thank You to the Staff on Unit 32/31, Sheila, Oliver and Shannon whose care and support went above and beyond, and Dr. Hopfner who was always there for us and Dad, and always proactive with his care. To honour Dad’s request, there will be no funeral. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Dad’s honour may be made directly to the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre.