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RIEGER, William David

William David Rieger “Bill”, 64 passed away peacefully in his home on December 28, 2013.  Bill was born on July 5th, 1949 in Kelowna to Casper and Jean Rieger.  To Bill “Papa” his wife and family meant the world to him.  Bill enjoyed keeping busy, always puttering, providing those around him with endless jokes both good and bad and was quite proud of his chef like abilities.  Bill is survived by his loving wife Laurie, his grandsons Cody Wood and Calvin Jackson, daughters Jennifer Wood and Tammy Jackson, son-in-law Graham Wood; sister Lynn Rieger and brother Don Rieger.  Bill was taken from us suddenly and will forever be loved and missed.  In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Canadian Diabetes Association, 1589 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 5Y7.  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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  • Kevin and Linda Bird says:

    We are so deeply saddened with the passing of Bill. We send our heartfelt condolences to all the family. We will miss all his wonderful jokes.

  • Elaine and Ken Tucker says:

    It has been many years but I do think of you and your family every once in a while and wonder how you are doing?
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Sincerely Ken and Elaine Tucker

    • Laurie Rieger says:

      Thank you for your heart felt condolenses. I know Bill will be missed by many especially his family. He was a good man,loving and caring husband, father and grandfather.

      Laurie, Jenn,Graham, Tammy, Calvin and Cody

  • Catherine Paulger says:

    Jenn and Laurie .. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your father and husband. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Les and Donna Johnson says:

    Lynn, Don and family
    So very sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Love to all.
    Les and Donna Johnson

  • Richard Aitkenhead says:


    So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Too young for this to happen.

    • dana jones says:

      Heard the news here in chetwynd. So sorry for your loss. I know what your going thru as I just lost my dad a month to the day. My condolences to your family.

  • Duane Snider says:

    At this time, Knowing Bill and working with him, he was always great to see and hear his great jokes. I’ll say it was never a dull moment, only a great atmosphere to be around him. My thoughts and comforting spirit are with each of you at this time.

  • Leanne Farkas says:

    I was deeply saddened to hear of Bill’s passing. My deepest condolences to you, Laurie and your family.

  • Rita&Doug Lessard says:

    So sorry in hearing of Bill passing it was always interesting to talk with Bill at Timmy’s are hearts and thoughts are with you and the family.

  • Rita&Doug Lessard says:

    Are condolences go out to the family of Bill he was a great person and always intresting to talk with he will be misses.

  • Jerry Blaskovits says:

    To Bill’s family, Don and Lynn and family, sorry for your loss, our deepest condolences go out to you all, Jerry and Virginia Blaskovits

  • Laurie Rieger says:

    My family and I would like to thank each one of you for your condolences. Bill was a caring and loving husband, father and grandfather and will be missed in so many ways.

    Laurie,Jenn,Graham,Cody,Tammy and Calvin.

  • Yvonne Brown says:

    Laurie. So sad to hear about Bill’s sudden passing. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

  • Sandy Osipow says:

    My dearest Laurie,
    I’m so sorry to hear of your families loss. Bill was a great man. If there is anything I can do please do not hesitate to call. My thoughts and prayers will be with you.
    With love Sandy

  • Barry Spring says:

    Sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. It was just before Christmas that I received my last joke from Bill and it was a good one that almost made me cry from laughing. Don, to you I am sorry for the loss of your brother. I remember the days of us kids playing hockey and your dad behind the bench coaching us. Bill and I had the chance to re connect over the last few years through work and I will always remember him.

  • Russ Craig says:

    I’m so sorry for Bill’s passing.
    I recall seeing Bill on job sites, he was great to deal with and will be missed.

  • Jim and Carol Marcotte says:

    With heartfelt sympathy for your loss from our family to yours. It was a pleasure working with Bill, his seemingly endless supply of wit brightened everyone’s workday. He will be truly missed by all of us that knew him.
    Jim and Carol Marcotte

  • Lotne Federchuk says:

    I send my condolences to the family Bill was my friend for twenty years and he will be misses deeply.

  • Chris and Jenny Anagnostopoulos says:

    We are so sorry to hear about Bill’s passing. Our heart felt condolences to Bill’s family.

  • Shannon Gregory says:

    Rest in peace Bill, I enjoyed coffee with you on the 27th. You will be missed by all of your “Tim” coffee pals

  • Judy Kent says:

    To Lynn Rieger and Family: So sorry to hear of the sudden loss. Judy kent

  • Joanne Rhodes says:

    Shocked and saddened of the loss of Bill.Thoughts are with you all and he was a good man that is going to be deeply missed.

  • Maureen Harke says:

    Jen & Family;
    My deepest condolences on the loss of Bill. He was a nice man who lived for his family. His grandchildren also meant the world to him. Will miss seeing him at Timmy’s. Blessings to all of you.

  • Ken and Jan Leonard says:

    We are so sorry to hear of Bill’s sudden passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Laurie and your family and also with you Lynn and Don.

  • Keith Hogg says:

    I am saddened at the loss of my closest friend Billy. Working with him everyday was a pleasure. His dedication to his job, his wonderful friendship, and his love for his family will be forever missed. Miss you buddy.

  • Keith Hogg says:

    Working hard, as usual

  • John Slattery says:

    It is with great sadness I write this, I had the pleasure of knowing Bill for approx. 15 years, I was privilaged to be able to work with him for 3 of those years, lunch breaks were always exciting and filled with laughter with Bill’s stories and jokes (even the bad ones). He will be truley missed, Our thoughts are with Laurie, Tammy and Jen.
    John Slattery

  • Keith Hogg says:

    Bill’s precious ride!

  • Ceilidh Soroka says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Bill was such a kind and funny man, who was taken too soon. He will truly be missed. You are all in our thoughts during this difficult time.

    Sending our love,

    Dean, Ceilidh and Ryder

  • Lenore Issel says:

    Laurie & family,
    I am so very deeply sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. I can not find the words to express my sympathy for each of you in the loss of your husband, dad and grandpa. Know you are in my thoughts.

    Lenore and family

  • Bill and Marilyn Morrison says:

    Our heartfelt condolences from us and our families. Our prayers are with you.

  • Donna says:

    Dear Laurie, I am so very sorry for what has happened to Bill and you, for I could see how very much you meant to each other. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Allan and Pam Neid says:

    We are so sorry to hear of Bill’s sudden passing. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this very difficult time. We will always think of Bill with a smile on our faces as he was a kind soul and had a wonderful sense of humour. He will be missed by many.

  • Jonas Hall says:

    Just want to say the job was always more fun when Billy was around . You well always be missed . Jonas @ the R@D crew .

  • Jenn wood says:

    I miss you so much

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