October 9, 1948 - Northeim, Germany — September 19, 2017 - Calgary, Alberta
Regina was called home to be with her Lord and Saviour, on Tuesday, September 19, 2017.
Regina received a Bachelor’s Degree in Music, a Master’s Degree in Counselling, and worked as a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) for the past 20 years. She volunteered as the Kelowna Subchapter Coordinator of The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada, and was the Founding Member and President of FOCUS – Families of Children Utilizing Services – For Life-Threatening Illnesses Society.
Regina loved teaching music, both in the school districts of Kelowna and Coquitlam, and also taught privately from her home studio. Fulfilling her dream to be a counsellor, Regina transitioned to her new career, feeling blessed to be in a position to help people, in BC and Alberta.
Her four daughters, and three grandchildren were her world. They called her ‘Mutti’ and ‘Omi-mi-mi’. Her grandkids reveled in her songs, stories, and playing piano. She enjoyed tennis, dancing, baking, writing, and exploring new places.
Regina is survived by her children, Joy (Greg Clark) of Vancouver, BC, Angela (Dave Ryll) of Vernon, BC, Roselyn (Brad Minnes) of Didsbury, AB, Donna (Franco Cuzzola) of Calgary, AB; grandchildren, Declan Ryll, Abigail Minnes and Anneliese Minnes; and siblings, Wolf Schwan (Sheila) of Merritt, BC and Werner Schwan (Maureen) of Duncan, BC.
Regina was predeceased by her husband, Don Case; parents, Ruth and Gerhard Schwan; and sister, Christine Schwan. Please join us in celebrating the life of Regina Case on Monday, October 23rd, 1:00pm at First Lutheran Church, 4091 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna, BC. A private family interment will precede the service at Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery.
In living memory of Regina Case, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Calgary, AB.
In lieu of flowers, Regina’s daughters feel part of her legacy would be to ask you all to love one another, as Christ loved us. However, Regina did volunteer for the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada, www.childrenswish.ca, so donations in Regina’s memory may be made there if family and friends so desire. If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”
Special note from Regina’s family:
Regina was happily working regular hours counselling clients, playing tennis, canning peaches, making desserts with her grandkids, and generally keeping busy as she always did, even the day before she suffered a massive stroke on Sunday morning, September 17th. She made sweet phone calls and texts to her daughters up until late Saturday evening.
Medically referred to as a Malignant MCA infarction, she was in care at Foothills Medical Centre (Calgary), which is exactly the best care she could have received as they specialize with acute care for stroke patients.
Unfortunately the type of stroke Regina suffered caused irreparable damage.
Regina’s children were all able to be at her side. Joy flew in from Vancouver, Angela flew back quickly from visiting in Montreal, and Roselyn and Donna thankfully live in Calgary area, and were able to be with her immediately. Regina was able to give squeezes of communication and acknowledgment that her loved ones were all around her.
She was surrounded with love, prayers, and music until she went peacefully to heaven Tuesday morning, September 19th. Regina’s families appreciate continued prayers and love, as this was so sudden and unexpected.
****For people coming from out of town, please contact Angela Case Ryll for special info about discounted accommodation in the Kelowna Mission close to the church. Contact her for details at: [email protected]
The service for CASE, Regina is scheduled for Monday, October 23rd, 1:00pm . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.