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Brian Gregory Reiner

February 18, 1956 - January 12, 2013


Reiner, Brian Gregory – Born February 18, 1956 to Helen (Hafichuk) Reiner and Robert Prescott. He was the youngest of three children and is survived by his wife Kathy (Hetherington) Reiner, children Joseph Reiner (Jonathan Franz), Shauna-Lynn Reiner (Richard Mondiville), and Daniel Reiner (Cricket Carroll); adopted father Joseph Reiner; brother Wayne Carmichael and his children Shauna, James, and Clinton; sister Heather Carmichael; brother-in-law Tom (Karen) Hetherington, niece Krystina, and great nephew Julian; Sister-in-law Donna Phillips (Garry Nyeste), niece Anya Wagner (Kirk) great nephew Ryce, great niece Rayne; nephews Austin and Kail Phillips; sister-in-law Brenda Wyllychuk (Terry), nieces Kali and Serina; “lil’ sister” Sheila Williams (Vaughn), Godson and nephew Rick Gloag (Natalie) great niece Emma and great nephew Cameron, Godson and nephew Ryan Gloag, Goddaughter and niece Laura (Gloag) Cake(Andrew); and many many adopted sons, daughters, family, and friends. He was predeceased by his mother Helen Reiner, son Nicholas Reiner, mother-in-law Barb Kent, and father-in-law William (Bill) Kent. Brian was a Past Master Councillor and Chapter Dad of Beaver Chapter Order of DeMolay in Vancouver BC, where he met his soul mate and married Kathy in 1979. After having children they relocated to West Kelowna, then Beaverdell, and finally to the Kootenays. Brian was a Chef most of his life and trained under a Master Chef at the Hotel Vancouver. Later he worked with special needs kids. Brian loved to fish, ride his motor bike, go camping and boating, and cuddle with his pets. After 31 years Brian finally decided he loved cats thanks to “Mischief”. Brian passed away peacefully in his sleep in the comfort of his home with his wife at his side on January 12, 2013. The family would like to thank Dr. Mike Innis, the Home Care nursing staff, and the many doctors and nurses who took care of Brian over the years.


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From: Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff

Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Shauna Lynn Devine
Relation: Uncle

My condolences for your loss.

From: Shauna Lynn Devine
Relation: Uncle

My condolences for your loss. I learned of his passing from Wayne and Heather Carmichael just recently. I had just been reaquainted with your family when I heard of his passing. I did not know Brian, however my mother Karen Dasti did and she would like to light a candle in his memory.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
January 19, 2013
Beginning at 5:00pm

Taghum Hall
5915 Taghum Hall Road
Nelson, BC Canada V1L 6Y2

5915 Taghum Hall Road
Nelson, BC Canada V1L 6Y2

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Donations can be made in Brian’s memory to the Children’s Hospital, at: secure.bcchf.ca/WOT?29044 online, where a donation page has been set up in his memory.

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