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REIB, Walter

September 9, 1923-Eureka, South Dakota
July 21, 2013– Calgary, Alberta

Walter passed away in Calgary on Sunday, July 21, 2013, at the age of 89 years.

Walter was born in Eureka, South Dakota, U.S.A. arriving in Canada in 1924. Walter and Anna were married in 1949, spending 58 memorable years together. He was owner and manager of Walter Reib Construction for more than 30 years. Prior to that, he was employed by MacDonalds Consolidated, H.L. Perry Company, and Howie Construction. Walter was a member of the Carpenters Union, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Society and Danish Canadian Club.

Walter is survived by, and will be deeply missed by his three daughters and son-in-laws Sharon Reib (Tom Dubray), Valerie Albinati (Clayton Wade) and Joanne (Lyle) Zatylny of Calgary; his eight grandchildren Jordan and Michael Anderson of Edmonton, Danielle Mossfeldt, Andrew and Geoffrey Albinati, Dylan and April Zatylny, and Sarah Burgel, all of Calgary; great-grandchildren, Daylen, Colby and Haidyn; two brothers Alvin Reib of Edmonton and Stanley Reib of Red Deer; two sisters Lillian Muir and Betty Sabo of Calgary; along with numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins in Canada and the United States.

Walter is predeceased by his loving and devoted wife Anna in December 2006; his daughter Sandra Anderson in November 1992; and his parents Louise and Arthur Reib.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 2 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queens Park Cemetery. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Society (63 Cornell Road N.W. Calgary, AB T2L 0L3) (403) 284-6201 www.dhhs.ca . Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Walter Reib, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. Wayne & Norma Shattuck :

    Our deepest sympathy to the families of Walter Reib. We have many fond Memories.

    The Shattucks’
    Wayne & Norma
    Ty & Carolyn
    Tag & Lisa

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  2. Jennifer Jan :

    My condolences to the family. Lean on each other as you always do. I have such fond memories of your Dad and his generosity.

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  3. Maureen Murphy (Preston) :

    What a wonderful, full life he lived!!! Love to you Val and Family … Maureen

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  4. Dear Sharon,
    We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. He was a very important part of your life and you will surely miss him. You and Sarah are in our thoughts and prayers as you deal with your recent losses. Please accept our sincere condolences.
    Kind Regards,
    Bev and Ken Hubert

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  5. Darryl & Mavis Muir :

    We would like to send our heart felt sympathy to Sharon,Val,Joanne and their families. Uncle Walter was one of the “good guys” in my books. He was my favourite. We enjoyed his spirit, friendly manner and great sense of humour. He always had a smile. We will miss him.

    Darryl & Mavis Muir

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  6. Brock Campbell & Anna Margaret Thompson :

    Sorry for your loss. We are all thinking of you at this time.

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  7. Kathleen McBean :

    Sharon, Valerie and Joanne

    I am so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. He will be missed.

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  8. Kevin Albertson :

    Sorry for your loss, I got to know Walter & Anna through the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association-Calgary branch. He enjoyed participating in the branch’s activities. He will be missed but I always enjoyed my conversations with him and will always remember his out-going personality and smile. My deepest sympathy to all of his family on his passing. Sincerely, Kevin Albertson

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  9. Jan McKnight :

    Val,
    So sorry to hear about your loss. My prayers are with you in this sad time. He is in a wonderful place now.
    Jan

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  10. Jackie Flanders :

    Sharon,
    My thoughts are with you during this difficult journey! Treasure the memories!

    Jackie Flanders

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