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Born: Jun 30, 1930

Date of Passing: Jul 26, 2019

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Barbara Jean Reyher July 26, 2019. Barbara (Jeannie) left us peacefully surrounded by her son, grandson and family by her side at Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg.
She is survived by her loving son Ed (Sue) Reyher; grandson Charles (Cindy) Reyher; great-grandsons, Deacon and Chace Reyher; sister-in-law Judy (Reese) Nielsen; daughter-in-law Rhonda; grandchildren, Shawn (Tara) and Amanda; great-grandchildren, Paige, Nathan, Brady, Dominic, Keiran and Emerson as well as many other family members and friends.
Mom was predeceased by her parents, Earl and Edna Eckert; in-laws, Charlie and Ruth Reyher; husband Russell Charles Reyher (January 12, 2010); son Randy Eugene Reyher (December 14, 2009); brother Earl Eckert Jr.; sisters, Betty McCaffrey, Kathy Bodey, Beverly Eckert and Geneva Finley; and brother-in-law Herb Reyher.
Barbara Jean was born at home in Hasty, Colorado on June 30, 1930. Schooled in Hasty, Colorado and met Russell at McClave High School in Colorado.
Barbara Jean Eckert was united in marriage to Russell Charles Reyher on the June 8, 1947.
Russell and Barbara Jean established a home in McClave, Colorado where they raised two sons; Russell Edward and Randy Eugene.
Jeannie worked alongside her husband in family farming, ranching and retail stores.
In 1968 the family immigrated to Canada to pursue farming, cattle ranching and thoroughbred racehorses.
In 1976 along with her husband and sons, they started in the manufacturing of wood stoves later changing to gas fireplaces, known as Kingsman Fireplaces.
Jeannie continued to work alongside her son Ed and grandson Charles after the passing of her son Randy and husband Russell up until she became ill in May, 2019.
Jeannie was known as "grandma" to the office staff, employees and close friends.
Jeannie was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother; she loved her family.
Special thanks to the staff at Health Sciences Centre GH3, GH4 and GD5 for the care and compassion given to Barbara Jean.
Service will be held on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. with public viewing starting at 9:30 a.m. at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Avenue, reception will follow and burial will take place at Wiley Cemetery, Wiley, Colorado on August 10, 2019.

The Hearts that Loved You Dearly
are the ones that won't Forget!

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Chapel Lawn Funeral Home

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 03, 2019

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • Mom was the weight that anchored this family through ups and downs, she did not judge. Sincere condolences to my husband Ed and Charles how they loved her as she did them. Thank you for being a grandmother to my children, Ashley, Melissa and Amber Nero and to my granddaughter Kamariah. Love Sue Reyher - Posted by: Sue Reyher (Daughter-in-law) on: Aug 03, 2019

  • Our deepest sympathy to the Rehyer family, especially Charles. Russel and Jeannie have been our lifelong neighbours. We loved Jeannie, she was such a sweetheart, always so kind and caring, like mom to us. We will miss you dearly, Will treasure your memory, Will never forget you. - Posted by: Nazie and Luxie Ali (Nextdoor neighbours) on: Aug 03, 2019

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