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Saturday April 13, 2019
1:00 PM
The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. with Diaconal Minister Lila deWaal officiating.
Interment will follow in the Prairie View Cemetery.
In memory of
Mata Rinke
April 17, 1921 - April 09, 2019 - Age 97

On April 9, 2019, Mata left us to join her predeceased infant sister Bernice Wanda, parents Emanuel and Ida Bilau, and husband John Rinke. Born April 17, 1921 on a farm in the Stone District, Saskatchewan, she is survived by her sister Dorothy Helen Sitter, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and in-laws, as well as extended or inherited family members. Mata was a strong, quiet lady with a playful streak that only a few ever witnessed. She loved to travel, loved flowers, and when she was driving, loved her luxury cars. More than any of that, she loved her friends.

We thank the staff at River Ridge Seniors Village for the love and care they provided Mata in her final years, and for the extension of that support to everyone that visited her. The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. with Diaconal Minister Lila deWaal officiating. Interment will follow in the Prairie View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Ronald McDonald House - Medicine Hat. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: [email protected] subject heading: Mata Rinke and leave a message of condolence.

Message from Natasha Carvalho April 17, 2019

On behalf of the Medicine Hat Women's Shelter Society we would like express our condolences and send you prayers at this difficult time. We would like to also extend our appreciation to Mrs Rinke for being a supporter of our work. Thank you


Natasha Carvalho
Message from Mardi Larson and Dee Armstrong May 17, 2019

We were very sad to hear of Mata's passing. Our mom, Donna, was with Mata's in Expressions at Riverridge. Mom and Mata spent all their time together. It didn't matter when we stopped in mom and Mata were together. They were always holding hands. 👭 and would be giving each other the gears. We would like you to know how grateful we were for Mata and how much she meant to mom. Their togetherness gave them happiness and contentment. They are now friends forever.
Dee and Mardi
Donna's daughters


Mardi Larson and Dee Armstrong