Marie Rehsler

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Marie Rehsler. Born on February 5, 1939 to Leonhard and Marie Ewert in Dt. Kasun, Poland, Marie and her family fled war-torn Europe in 1948. They eventually settled in Aldergrove where her parents purchased a home. Marie attended Langley Secondary School, was very involved at Bethel Mennonite Church, and after graduation worked in a bank in Vancouver for eight years. She married Eugen Schmidt on May 19, 1956 and in 1962 they built a home in Aldergrove and had two children, Eric and Linda. They had a strawberry farm and later a chicken farm. Her husband, Eugen died on January 24, 1988 having been diagnosed with cancer nine months earlier. Hard years followed. On March 18, 1995 Marie married Gotthard Rehsler. They enjoyed almost 22 years together in Yarrow, travelling, serving in their church and community and entertaining. Marie was always happiest when she had a house full of people. She had a remarkable zest for life and a sincere interest in everyone she met. A special thank you to Dr. Glen Collingridge for his excellent care in the last years of her life as she struggled with heart problems. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, February 17 at 1:00 pm at Yarrow MB Church, 41995 Yarrow Central Road, Yarrow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mennonite Central Committee or Mennonite Historical Society of B.C. Online condolences to the family may be made to:

Wiebe & Jeske ~ 604.859.5885

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