Walter REIN

April 3, 1931 ~ June 6, 2009

Walter was born in Grossheubach, Germany and emigrated to Canada in 1952. He met Shirley while they were living in Montreal where they were married in 1960.

Walter was an active member of the Masonic Order from 1962 onwards and was

involved in Lodges in Quebec, Australia, and in particular, the Lynn Valley Lodge in North Vancouver.

A mechanic by trade, Walter owned and operated

a Volkswagen dealership in Australia, an automotive repair and body shop in Montreal and for fun operated a weekend, beef cattle hobby farm, in Willamstown, Ontario. After returning to Canada from Australia Shirley and Walter settled in North Vancouver and Walter

worked for Budget Rent-a-car as Claims Manager. Walter’s love of cars was always evident, with him actually taking a new car for a test drive in May 2009 with friends.

Walter leaves Shirley, his wife of 48 years, to mourn

his passing and is remembered by cousins Alfred Rein

of Rollfeld, Germany; Herbert Kress of Frankfurt, Germany and Irmgard Hoffmann of Rollfeld, Germany. He will be sadly missed by his many friends including Leigh & Edwin Steffens of Nambour, Australia; Else

and Ove Neilsen of Mable Bay, B.C. and Bob Hart of Bromont, Quebec.

Many thanks to the doctors and nurses for Walter’s

care at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital and

Palliative Care Unit.

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