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December 27, 1926 — December 30, 2022

Reiner Mannhardt, of West Kelowna, passed away on Friday, December 30, 2022, at the age of 96, surrounded by family. Reiner was born on December 27, 1926, on his parent’s coffee plantation near Calulo, Angola. He leaves behind his wife of 71 years, Hedwig (“Hedi”); daughter Ines Campbell with son-in-law Harvie; son Christian Mannhardt with daughter-in-law Evelyn; daughter Verena Dever; and son Hans Mannhardt; as well as seven grandchildren: Andrea, Eric, Andrew, Kirsten, Ashley, Kristy, and Patrick; and 4 great-grandchildren: Kaia, Adelaide, Alex, and Sophie.

Memorial donations may be sent to the KGH Foundation or the BC Children’s Hospital.

At Reiner’s request, a private family service will be heldFriends and neighbours are warmly invited to join for an informal gathering on February 4, 2023, from 3:30 – 5:00 pm at Quails’ Gate, 3303 Boucherie Road, West Kelowna in the Stewart Family Room.

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February 4, 2023, from 3:30 - 5:00 pm

Quails' Gate -in the Stewart Family Room

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Service Information

Service Details

The service for MANNHARDT, Reiner is scheduled for February 4, 2023, from 3:30 - 5:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

Quails' Gate -in the Stewart Family Room

3303 Boucherie Road West Kelowna


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  • Ben Stewart says:

    Dear Hedi, Ines & Harvie, Christian & Evelyn and Hans

    I just wanted you and family to know how much of an impression Reiner had on my life when we first met in the late 1970’s. Reiner and our father Dick had an intertwined life with the Sunnyside Water system as well as neighbouring fruit growers.

    Reiner and I both got to know each other as we served on the BC Grape Marketing Board for several years together. It was a very different era in the grape industry with too many red grapes and contract cancellations. During these challenging times we often would walk together and discuss ideas, solutions and options to help get the industry back into balanced supply. Then came Free Trade and another major adjustment with a huge pull out program.

    Reiner always chose his own unique ways such as Jonagold apples or Sea Buckthorn to find a different solution to the challenges of making ends meet with farming costs.

    Reiner was a farmer through and through who I have the greatest respect for and appreciate he and Hedi sharing their home lot with us for so many years. Reiner was always there to support me while in politics for each election and keeping the riding association going.

    I look forward to seeing you and meeting the rest of the family on February 4th. If there is anything we can do as a family, please don’t hesitate to ask.

    Sincerely with warmest thoughts,

    Ben Stewart

  • Barry Ludwig says:

    My condolences to the MANNHARDT’ family. I hauled Reiner’s equipment to the witch ever shop it had to go to. He was always there to help me load with a smile. Weather if it was something got in the way or ram something over. He would always be happy and was a pleasure to deal with. I will always remember him. I can say That I’m glad I met him and got to know him a little bit Barry Ludwig

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