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Phyllis Anne Rhein

Dec 24, 1923 - Nov 13, 2022

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  A grave side service will be held in the spring.

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Donations may be made in Phyllis’s name to the Compassionate Care Hospice Society, or wherever you see a need.

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Phyllis Anne Rhein (Kreye)
December 24, 1923 -November 13, 2022.

Dearly loved mother of Judy (Kenn) Rudd; Gordon, Glen, and Jim (Lorie) Rhein.
Grandmother of Chad (Monique) Rudd, Nancy (Bernie) Lublinkhof, Amanda (Brandon), and Edward Rhein. Great Grandmother of Cory (Kaylee) Fossen; Tyler (Katie), Tia (Jordan), and Kearah Rudd; Danna (Andreas), Rayna, and Amaya Lublinkhof; Robert, and Cole Rhein. Great-great Grandmother of Carter Fossen, and Willow-Mae Rudd.
She was predeceased by her husband Robert (Bob) on July 24, 2000; her parents Hilda and August; siblings: John, Gordon, Clarence, Vernon (Roy), and Harry Kreye.

Phyllis was born to Hilda and August Kreye on the family farm in the Inga district southwest of Stoney Plain, Alberta. As the only Daughter mom was a big help to her mother keeping the home in order while the boys ran the farm. She got her early education at the Lucknow school. She then had to board out to complete her high school in Stoney Plain. She then attended the University of Alberta, becoming a teacher. Mom taught school for four years near Lousana, at Brule, and Entrance, Alberta. She met Robert Rhein in 1945 and they married on August 22, 1947. They celebrated the arrival of their first child Judy, in 1950. In 1952 they started on the construction of the forestry trunk road from Nordegg, south to Ricinus. They lived in an eight by twenty skid shack, that moved with the work. Where mom cooked for the construction crew over an open fire and a wood stove. They moved to Rocky Mountain House in 1954. Three boys completed the family: Gordon 1956, Glen 1958, and Jim 1961. They built their current home in 1957. Mom was active in the community volunteering at the I.O.D.E library and was an instructor for C.G.I.T. group. Both mom and dad were civic minded and were involved in many community activities. They enjoyed retirement and spent winters in Arizona. Mom was very active and independent until she had a fall in 2016. She then had to move into the Clearwater Centre. Mom’s faith, and fellowship with Friends in Faith, sustained her. With fierce spirit, quick wit, and kindness she will be remembered by all who knew her. She lived her life with grace and dignity as the years robbed her of her independence and mobility.
A grave side service will be held in the spring.
Donations may be made in Phyllis’s name to the Compassionate Care Hospice Society, or wherever you see a need.
Condolence may be forwarded to: www.rockyfuneralhome.ca
Cremation entrusted to the Rocky Mountain Crematorium, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta.
Rocky and Sylvan Lake Funeral Homes and Crematorium, your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements, 403 845 2626

Condolences

Shaun “Stomper” McLellan:

Jim ,

Please except my sincere condolences, I never met your mother ,but I do remember you mentioning her often. Usually when we working together at the Husky Ram River Plant.
She may be gone, but she will never be forgotten.
May she rest in peace and may God watch over you all.

Duane and Carol Dobson:

We are sorry and sad to see of your mom’s passing. She was a wonderful neighbour for us during our years in Rocky.

Davena Ma:

Many fond memories of your Mom. So sorry for your loss

Vern White:

My sincere sympathies go to you all. Thanks Glen for making my sisters day a little brighter

Dawn & Donn Mason/Meryl & Ernest Campbell:

Thinking of you all at this time of sorrow. May she rest peacefully joined again with your Dad.
Please accept our deepest condolences....

Ellyn and Rob Obdam :

So sorry for your loss! She was a wonderful lady. I remember when I was a young teenager and she hired me to house clean for her. Growing up next door, I got to know the family very well. She will be sadly missed! Prayers to all the family.

Marilyn Train:

To the family:
Your Mom and Dad were the first to welcome us when we moved to Rocky 50 years ago and a lasting friendship started then. I will miss my visits with your Mom, especially when Glen would tow her wheelchair over so we could have tea in the yard.
Rest in peace, Phyllis.

Dean :

So sorry for the loss of your Mother. Enjoyed our visits over the years

Marie and Corey Cermak:

Condolences to the Rhein family. Your mother was a beautiful person, I remember her at the ball diamond when our son always gave her his hat to hold. She made him feel important and special. Thank you Phyllis.

Sandi Dobko:

My best memory was visiting with Phyllis and we sang the Rocky Mtn House song at her hospital bedside

God bless your family at this time

carolyn butler:

dear Jim and Lorie, so sorry to hear of your moms passing.
may sweet memories bring you comfort my dear friends
love from Allan and Carolyn

Donna Hunley:

To all the family. Sorry for your loss. It seemed like I knew her forever and had lots of good visits with her. CGIT leader and close friend of my aunt

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