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) Christianson, June (Dwaine) 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 and friends. 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. There will be a memorial service in Bentley, Alberta at the Grace Lutheran Church on Tuesday, July 27, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Grace Lutheran Church or charity of choice.

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