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Case Regina

CASE, Regina

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 or a donation to a society, Regina’s daughters feel part of her legacy would be to ask you all to love one another, as Christ loved us. 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]

Service: Monday, October 23rd, 1:00pm

Location: First Lutheran Church

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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.

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First Lutheran Church

4091 Lakeshore Road Kelowna, BC.


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  • Sending our condolences from Robert, Hannelore(Braun) and Sandi Bolk

    Condolence sent by: Sandi Bolk on September 28, 2017 at 6:32 pm

  • Dear Joy, Angela, Roselyn and Donna,
    I was so saddened to hear about your Mom. The word that continues to come to mind is that of champion. She was your champion and advocate in every way! You are going to miss her in so many ways and I am so sorry for your loss. You are all on my hearts and will pray often for you as struggle through this. With fond thoughts and memories, Divi

    Condolence sent by: Divi Allan on September 30, 2017 at 10:39 am

  • May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. My most sincere condolences.

    Condolence sent by: Samantha on September 30, 2017 at 12:03 pm

  • Joy, Angela, Rose and Donna-I am so sorry to hear of the death of your Mom. She was an inspiration to all that met her. I will never forget how she taught us all to sing in our singing group and her being my pioneer girl pal when we were little. Although I didn’t see her in recent years, she will be missed.

    Condolence sent by: Renee Faulkner (Wickenheiser) on September 30, 2017 at 1:32 pm

  • To Donna, and her extended families….
    We share many exciting moments with Regina and Don with Lady of the Lake functions.
    They were ideal parents to work with….and Donna could count on both for wonderful support. We are sad for each of you with the loss of your Mother.
    Love from Penny (former Lady of the Lake Society member) Ivens Baker and Marvyn too.

    Condolence sent by: Penny and Marvyn Baker on October 1, 2017 at 1:48 pm

  • Dear Joy, Angela, Roselyn and Donna,

    We were so saddened to hear the shocking message about your mother. Her beautiful and friendly smile has always kept accompanying us since we moved the Lakeside Condo in Coquitlam. She was our wonderful neigbour and the first good friend we met when we emigrated from China. We will miss her forever and feel so sorry for your loss.

    Please accept our sincere condolences and wishing you take the strong will of God to go through this difficult time.

    Vivian Chen & Paul Zhang

    Condolence sent by: Vivian Chen on October 3, 2017 at 6:56 am

  • Dear Angela, Joy, Rose and Donna,

    We are deeply saddened to hear of your mother’s passing. We will never forget the kindness she showed us, especially during our most difficult times dealing with Savilla’s end-stage renal failure. Regina was a blessing to us and we are truly grateful to have known her.

    Savilla and Hakan

    Condolence sent by: Savilla and Hakan on October 3, 2017 at 8:39 am

  • The news about your Mother was a shock to us as well. She loved life, her precious daughters, music and so looked forward to her beloved Saviour’s physical return. She was compassionate and always ready and willing to help others. Please know we are praying the Holy Spirit continues to comfort and strengthen you in these difficult days and especially in the coming weeks and months. Love you dearly, Jean & Sandy

    Condolence sent by: Jean & Sandy Bergeron on October 5, 2017 at 8:05 am

  • Dear Joy, Angela, Roselyn & Donna,
    Regina was a long time friend. She was one of my bridesmaids and was there for my 60th. She visited us on the Sunshine Coast and we got together a number of times over the years and kept in touch by phone sharing sad as well as many happy times and the hopes and dreams of our families.
    Regina’s deep personal faith was evident. She switched from an emphasis on music to counselling as she knew she had so much to offer to help others cope in times of distress.
    Regina loved her family dearly. She was so proud of each one of of her girls. Being a grandma was indeed a highlight.
    She was taken away at a time when she still had so much to offer. We would have loved to be there for Regina’s memorial but cannot be in Kelowna at that time. However, I would love to get an order of service.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God surround you with his love.
    Brigitte & Benno Przybylski

    Condolence sent by: Brigitte Przybylski on October 7, 2017 at 11:27 am

  • It was a shock to here of your mother’s passing. We would like to extend to each family member our deepest condolences.

    Condolence sent by: Angelika King on October 14, 2017 at 1:24 pm

  • So sorry to hear about the loss of your wonderful mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families as you go through this difficult time.

    Condolence sent by: Jon Williams on October 16, 2017 at 3:43 pm

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