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Thursday September 30, 2021
11:00 AM
A private funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Mark Borrows officiating. Due to the restrictions brought forward by the Chief Medical Officer of Health, indoor public gatherings are to be kept to 50 people. Masks are mandatory. For family and friends who are unable to attend, the service will be live streamed, and you are invited to watch by searching Youtube for the Pattison Funeral Home Youtube page. The video will go live 10 minutes prior to service time and will remain on the youtube page for future viewing. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery.
In memory of
Benny 'Ben' Reinheller
November 22, 1926 - September 24, 2021 - Age 94

Benny (Ben) Reinheller, beloved husband of Esther Reinheller for 74 years, went home to be with his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on Friday September 24th at the age of 94 years. He leaves to cherish his memory four children, Wes (Janice) Reinheller, David (Sheila) Reinheller, Wayne (Denise) Reinheller, and Dale Reinheller (Dave Whiteside) all of Medicine Hat; six grandchildren, Renee (Matt) Rood of Medicine Hat, Ryan (Andrea) Reinheller of Fairbanks Alaska, Aliesha (Kelly) Kurpjuweit, Amanda (Michael) Schneider, Michael (Jessica) Reinheller and Melissa (Tyler) Davidson all of Medicine Hat, and 23 great grandchildren.

Ben was born on November 22nd, 1926, on his family farm near Richmond Saskatchewan to Martin and Sophie Reinheller. He was the eldest of six siblings including four sisters, Julia Haberlack, (late Fred), Katie Lutz (late Nelson), Irene Cote (late Ray) Levina (Bill) and his late brother Albert (Eileen) Reinheller.

Ben left home in 1944 at the age of 18 to work in Taber, Alberta as a farm hand, and then moved to Medicine Hat to work at Medalta Potteries. Ben met the love of his life Esther Croissant in Medicine Hat and they married on October 26th 1946, the same year he started working for Canadian Pacific Railway. He remained there for almost 40 years until his retirement in 1986. In his last years with the railroad, Ben worked as a conductor on the passenger train and was so proud to take his grandchildren along for train rides to Field, B.C. Ben loved to keep busy, so after his retirement he worked the next 20 years for his son’s business Medican Construction in the wood shop. During Ben’s post retirement job, laughter could always be heard from the break room where Ben enjoyed extended coffee breaks with staff, and friends who would often stop by.

Ben’s relationship with Christ was the foundation for his life, and he was an active and devoted parishioner and board member of various churches in Medicine Hat over the years, including Grace Baptist, Temple Baptist, First Assembly and most recently River Park Community Church. Ben was also heavily involved in the early planning and development of both Eagles Nest Ranch and Pinecrest Baptist Bible Camp where he served on both boards for many years. Ben had the biggest heart, and along with his wife Esther spent years ministering at both the Lethbridge and Medicine Hat Remand Centres. ‘Gentle Ben’ was not one to judge others and had a heart for those who were down and out. In the last five years of his life he also supported the Oasis Centre feeding program (The Mustard Seed) where he loved to spend time and talk with anyone who needed support or comfort.

The family would like to say a special thank you to all the residents of South Country Villa where Ben and Esther enjoyed the company of so many wonderful friends, who would often check in with fresh muffins in hand. Thank you also to all the homecare nurses and care aides who made it possible for Ben to live independently at home in his final years. Ben enjoyed and appreciated the tender love and care he received from the home care team, and would always send them home with a chocolate and say, “Take One for each Cheek”.

Our family will cherish forever how genuine, positive and upbeat Dad always was with a perfect dash of humour mixed in, we think that is what drew so many people towards him. We will forever be grateful for the legacy that he has left us.
We are so proud of you Dad. Thanks for showing us how it’s done!

A private funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Mark Borrows officiating. Due to the restrictions brought forward by the Chief Medical Officer of Health, indoor public gatherings are to be kept to 50 people. Masks are mandatory. For family and friends who are unable to attend, the service will be live streamed, and you are invited to watch by searching Youtube for the Pattison Funeral Home Youtube page. The video will go live 10 minutes prior to service time and will remain on the youtube page for future viewing. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Ben Reinheller.

If you wish to watch the funeral service, please follow this link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtLRVv37ABE

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Message from murray leismeister September 27, 2021
Ben is with Jesus
murray leismeister
Message from Ralph and Anna Iwaszkiewicz and family September 28, 2021
Heaven is a little richer, and earth is a little poorer with Ben no longer here. What a wonderful, kind, generous, patient, godly man to have had the privilege of knowing - he will be so deeply missed by so many, but oh! how happy he must be to finally meet his Savior face-to-face! Praying for all of you as you walk through this profound loss.
Ralph and Anna Iwaszkiewicz and family
Message from Dahna Kenny September 28, 2021
I will miss Ben and his wealth of life stories. He made the Oasis Cafe a welcoming place. I am so sorry for your loss.
Dahna Kenny
Message from Tom and Diane Bell September 28, 2021
Ben will always be remembered by Tom and myself as the most kind and sincere man; yet with a good sense of humour and one who showed concern for others. For all the many years of knowing him and Esther and eating several meals together at friends home; will always leave us being thankful we got to know him and family. To all the family; we are thinking of you with sincere sympathy. Our Love, Prayers and Thoughts are with you at this time of loss. May the many good memories you all shared together bring comfort in the days ahead. Tom and Diane Bell
Tom and Diane Bell
Message from Cathy Smith September 28, 2021
Dear Esther and Family, I am sorry to see this notice of the death of Ben. He was a gentle soul and I will always remember him building me signs for my campaign 20 years ago. May he rest in peace. I know you will all have wonderful memories of dear Ben.
Cathy Smith
Message from Karel Mason September 29, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss. I have such fond memories of him.
Karel Mason
Message from Wayne and Bonnie Neufeld September 29, 2021
We are so sorry to hear of our dear Ben's passing, we enjoyed many hours of shared love for our Lord with him and Esther. Sending love and prayers for close family and friends with the assurance of where Ben will spend eternity we will miss spending time while visiting Canada laughing and enjoying Gods presence and eating Timmies we love you Ben, see you soon
Wayne and Bonnie Neufeld
Message from Gerhard Geissler and family September 29, 2021
Dave and family,
We are so sorry to hear about the loss your father.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family always.
Gerhard Geissler and family
Message from Kim Wyse and Bill Wyse September 29, 2021
Our condolences to the Reinheller family on the loss of your tremendous Father, Grandfather Ben. Many memories, laughs and love are remembered by the Wyse family and Ben is considered a great and treasured friend. Heaven has gained today for having him there, what a long and incredible life to be celebrated!
Kim Wyse and Bill Wyse
Message from 2 North September 29, 2021
Benny has a special place in our hearts at 2 North. Sweetest soul, not only from all the chocolate. :) Wishing him endless amounts of peace
2 North
Message from Denis and Geraldine Unreiner September 29, 2021
Our deepest sympathy to the Reinheller family in the loss of their beloved "Gentle Ben". I (Geraldine Unreiner) worked with Ben for many years at CP Rail and can honestly say he was one of the most polite and gentle men I have had the pleasure to work with. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Reinheller family in this time of sorrow.
Denis and Geraldine Unreiner
Message from Alan & Sophie groves September 29, 2021
So sorry for the reinheller family. Thoughts and prayers are with you
Alan & Sophie groves
Message from Bonnie Penner September 30, 2021
I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved husband and dad. He was an exceptional man, you have been blessed to have such a loving and caring husband/father who was fiercely proud of his family. The sorrow you feel speaks to the love you have for him and the depth of your relationship. I have such fun and rich memories of him, and of our families playing and vacationing together. He was an encouragement to me while I cared for my mom in the last few months of her life last winter. It is with bittersweet sorrow that we say goodbye to our parents; the love and the memories will live on in our hearts. May the legacy your dad and husband has left you last a lifetime.
Bonnie (Fauser) Penner
Bonnie Penner
Message from Brian and Cheryl Strauss September 30, 2021
Thinking of you at this time...it is a privilege and an honor to have known and been known by Ben... his heart didicated to serve our lord and saviour and encouraged his family and many others to do the same...Bens smile and wit could lite up a room... Ben and Ester made a great couple... we celebrate their love shown for their family as you meet to remember Bens life today... we look forward to sharing our and your thoughts in person when that opportunity presents... but now wish you Gods comfort...Brian and Cheryl
Brian and Cheryl Strauss
Message from Ron & Karen Reimer September 30, 2021
Wes & Janice, Dave & Shelia, Wayne,and Dale.
Very sorry to her the passing of your Dad, our thoughts and prayers are with you guys. I remember Ben in so many ways, steak supper if you helped dig his root cellar, back yard ice rink was even greater, the 63 push button dodge was a sure hit, Christmas dinners, and Chinese food if we behaved, and the 200lb heavy bag that he hung up in his garage rafters, everyone learned to box. One winter he rented snowmobiles so we could tear up strathcona park before it was built. Your dad thought he was pretty funny too, never a dull moment when he was around. Thanks for those memories and many more, sorry I couldn't make the funeral .
Ron & Karen
Ron & Karen Reimer
Message from Joe and Connie Grove October 01, 2021
Reinheller family, we are very sorry for your loss. What a great legacy of a man who loved his family and the Lord! May this and all the wonderful memories of him bring comfort to all.
Joe and Connie Grove