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.