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REITER, John Francis

On August 25, 2015 John passed away peacefully at home with his family at his side at the age of 83. John was known for his caring and generous nature, good humour, beautiful singing voice, strong work ethic and carpentry skill. He was a dedicated and supportive spouse, father and grandfather and leaves a legacy of love, integrity and honour. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Ingeborg; two daughters: Monica Magann (Rowland Williams) and her daughters Michaela and Sierra; Bettina (Jonathan) Schell and their daughters Hillary and Hannah. Also survived by his nephew Robert (Dana); niece Betty (Patrick) and their mother Adele here in Canada, as well as numerous relatives in Austria. Predeceased by his son Patrick in 2006. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, September 1st at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Ozanam House. Cheques to be made payable to The Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Central Okanagan, 2629 Richter Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 2R3 (phone #250-762-4673). 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.”


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Tuesday, September 1st at 1:00 pm

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Ozanam House. Cheques to be made payable to The Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Central Okanagan, 2629 Richter Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 2R3 (phone #250-762-4673).


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The service for REITER, John Francis is scheduled for Tuesday, September 1st at 1:00 pm . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Andrea Stewart McFadden says:

    Dear Inge, Monica and Bettina, I am so sorry for your loss. I always remember how proud my parents were of John’s carpentry work at their home. Wishing you much love and strength at this time, warmly, Andrea McFadden

  • Duncan and Judy Boyczuk says:

    We are sorry to hear of John’s passing. Will always remember you and John singing in the choir at Our Lady of Lourdes. Our thoughts are with you Inga. Monica, Bettina & families.

  • Rosemary Jackson says:

    Dear Inge, What a big time for you, the ending of the life of this man, John who shared your path for all these years. I remember you speaking of him with such fondness and admiration. May the memories you have of him be fresh and strong and sweet. May you be held in your sadness. May God who loves you and John and Patrick and Monica and Bettina be with you all. Love,Dibby

  • Harald und Toni Daum says:

    Inge, Unser herzliches Beileid. Moege Gott Dir die Kraft geben beistehen in dieser schweren Zeit.
    Ruhe in Frieden Hans.

  • Andy O'Neill says:

    Dear Mrs. Reiter, Monica and Bettina, I heard today that Mr. Reiter had passed away. Very sad to hear this. He will be missed.

  • Ray and Pat Wedlund says:

    Dear Inge,Monica,Bettina and families.
    We are sorry for your loss, we will always remember that strong singing voice.
    With love and prayers Ray and Pat Wedlund

  • Margarete und Reiner Stern says:

    Liebe Inge und Familie

    Es tut uns sehr leid zuhören das John verstorben ist. Wir möchten dir unser aufrichtiges Beileid übermitteln.
    Ich bin ja zur Zeit in Oesterreich und es tut mir leid das ich nicht zur Verabschiedung kommen kann.
    Ich wuensche dir viel Kraft in dieser schweren Zeit7
    In Liebe Margret un Reiner

  • Henry and Edna Senko says:

    Dear Inge we are sorry to hear of Johns passing and we are glad to have known him at the short time we did at OLOL Church. May he rest in peace.

  • Hans and Heidi Zeunert says:

    Dear Inge, Monica, Bettina,
    Our sincere condolences to you and the bereaved families.
    We are wishing you strength and peace throughout this difficult time.
    John will be forever in our hearts.
    P.S. Thank you, John, for that lovely drive to Penticton!

  • Angela Koltronis says:

    Dear Inge, Bettina, Monica & Family. Paul & I we deeply saddened by the news of Johns passing. My thoughts & prayers are with you. angela

  • Uncle Ben says:

    Bettina my heart felt condolence at the news of your Dad’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your Mom, Sister and all your family at this time. God bless.

  • Mayr Bernhard + family says:

    Liebe Inge, Monica + Bettina,
    ich wünsche Euch alles Gute und werde in Gedanken heute fest bei Euch sein.
    Der Kreis der Reiter Geschwister hat sich also geschlossen und Hans hat wirklich ein interessantes und erfülltes Leben geführt. Wir werden sein Andenken bewahren!
    Liebe Grüße aus Graz
    Bernhard, Petra, Niklas und Alexander
    P.S.: the picture was taken at Georgiberg, near Kirchdorf/Austria in 2005

  • Rudolf Schwarz says:

    Liebe Inge und Familie,
    Herzliches Beileid und Beistand “von oben” für Euch in dieser Zeit! Ich bin in Gedanken bei Euch …
    Alles Liebe aus Wien

  • Hannelore Clark says:

    Dear Inge and Family
    I was saddened to hear the passing of John. He will be missed in the Liedertafel for his lovely voice, his happy smile – all in all he was a great friend who enjoyed life.
    Wishing you all the strength in the time of Sorrow
    Hannelore Clark

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