Rena Thorn passed away at the Extendicare Michener Hill on January 21, 2014 at the age of 96. She left us peacefully holding hands with her loving nieces Faye and Beverly Hallett. Rena was born in Alsask, Saskatchewan, July 24, 1917 to parents Jay and Tina Mowers. She spent her early years on the farm near Sibbald, Alberta leaving there to attend school in Calgary. While working at a bank in Didsbury, Alberta she met Doug Thorn whom she married in Victoria, B.C. in 1942. Rena and Doug moved to Red Deer in 1946 and resided there until their passing. Rena had many interests and hobbies, including her love of a game of cards and her knitting and croqueting. She enjoyed a good game of bridge and during the winter months you could often find her at the River Bend Golf Course playing a game or two with her many friends. She made multiple afghans, giving them to family and to charitable organizations as riffle items. Many scarves were generously donated for children through the Christmas Bureau. She was also a long time active member of the Order of the Eastern Star, spending countless hours helping the organization raise funds for their charitable projects. Rena was predeceased by her husband (Doug), sister Iva Belle (Mowers), brother Cleo (Mowers), and-sister Holly-Belle (Hallett). She is survived by her son Robie (Janet), daughter Janice Rogers (Vern), two grand children and two great grandchildren. Rena and her family were eternally grateful for the support, attention, and kindness shown to her by her many friends and the Order of the Eastern Star. Her days were also made brighter by the entire Hallett family, especially her niece Faye Hallett, and her nephew Grant Thorn all of whom were steadfast in their support and love for their aunt. A service will be held for Rena at St. Leonard’s Church in Red Deer on Saturday, January 25 at 2 p.m. with lunch to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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