William “Bill” Reiter
February 22, 1940 - July 7, 2021
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband and father William Walter “Bill” Reiter, at the age of 81 on July 7th, 2021 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Bill was an extraordinary husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, son, brother and friend. Bill was born in Kerrobert, SK and grew up with 5 brothers on the family farm near Luseland, SK. He attended the School of Agriculture at the University of Saskatchewan. His world changed at a country dance when he met Lorraine, the love of his life, and they were married on July 10, 1962. In 1964 Bill and Lorraine moved to Saskatoon and built their forever home. Bill was a very active member of his church since 1965, serving as acolyte, Knight of Columbus member and supported other church groups like RCIA, and Marriage encounter; there really wasn’t a job Dad didn’t do when asked. Bill worked as a lab tech for Agriculture Canada for 33 years before retiring in 1994. Dad had a desire to experience new places, he was always willing to share stories from his travels to Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Hawaii, Greece, Turkey, Scotland, Mexico, and Medjugorje. He chose to drive across Canada and the United States twice because he loved discovering neat little places not always found on a map. Bill really enjoyed sports, both watching and playing them. He didn’t stop water skiing, curling, camping and playing baseball till well into his 70’s. Dad was well known for his teasing mannerisms and quick-wit one-liners. He was hard working and was always ready to lend a hand to others. Dad worked side by side with Mom in everything they did which is why their home and yard was a hub for laughter, love, and activities for their family and many friends. Bill's humble trust in God was shown in his gentleness and deep love for his family; everyone he knew was family to him. His love for his family was only surpassed by his faith in his Lord Jesus Christ. He faced every day with a prayer and a rosary in his pocket. He is survived by his wife of 59 years Lorraine, his daughters Doreen (Rick) Myrfield, Karen (Robert) Syrenne, Melinda (Tim) Franklin, 12 grandchildren, and four great grandchildren, brother Ben (Janice) Reiter,and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by parents Walter and Elizabeth Reiter, brothers Steve, Mike, Valentine, sister-in-laws, Catherine, Agatha, Angela, Beatrice and Anne, in-laws Marcus and Gertrude Fischer and grand-daughter Renee. Memorial Donations may be directed to Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan (1405 Faulkner Cres, Saskatoon, SK S7L 3R5).
The Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated by Fr. Deyre Azcuna on Monday, July 26, 2021 at 10:30 AM at The Cathedral of the Holy Family (123 Nelson Road, Saskatoon) with the Rite of Committal to follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Arrangements in the care of Aime Laventure –Mourning Glory Funeral Services (306) 978-5200.
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