Brian Gregory Reiner
Reiner, Brian Gregory – Born February 18, 1956 to Helen (Hafichuk) Reiner and Robert Prescott. He was the youngest of three children and is survived by his wife Kathy (Hetherington) Reiner, children Joseph Reiner (Jonathan Franz), Shauna-Lynn Reiner (Richard Mondiville), and Daniel Reiner (Cricket Carroll); adopted father Joseph Reiner; brother Wayne Carmichael and his children Shauna, James, and Clinton; sister Heather Carmichael; brother-in-law Tom (Karen) Hetherington, niece Krystina, and great nephew Julian; Sister-in-law Donna Phillips (Garry Nyeste), niece Anya Wagner (Kirk) great nephew Ryce, great niece Rayne; nephews Austin and Kail Phillips; sister-in-law Brenda Wyllychuk (Terry), nieces Kali and Serina; “lil’ sister” Sheila Williams (Vaughn), Godson and nephew Rick Gloag (Natalie) great niece Emma and great nephew Cameron, Godson and nephew Ryan Gloag, Goddaughter and niece Laura (Gloag) Cake(Andrew); and many many adopted sons, daughters, family, and friends. He was predeceased by his mother Helen Reiner, son Nicholas Reiner, mother-in-law Barb Kent, and father-in-law William (Bill) Kent. Brian was a Past Master Councillor and Chapter Dad of Beaver Chapter Order of DeMolay in Vancouver BC, where he met his soul mate and married Kathy in 1979. After having children they relocated to West Kelowna, then Beaverdell, and finally to the Kootenays. Brian was a Chef most of his life and trained under a Master Chef at the Hotel Vancouver. Later he worked with special needs kids. Brian loved to fish, ride his motor bike, go camping and boating, and cuddle with his pets. After 31 years Brian finally decided he loved cats thanks to “Mischief”. Brian passed away peacefully in his sleep in the comfort of his home with his wife at his side on January 12, 2013. The family would like to thank Dr. Mike Innis, the Home Care nursing staff, and the many doctors and nurses who took care of Brian over the years. There will be a celebration of life at Taghum Hall – 5915 Taghum Hall Road, on Saturday January 19, 2013 at 5pm in Nelson BC. As an expression of sympathy, donations can be made in Brian’s memory to the Children’s Hospital, at: secure.bcchf.ca/WOT?29044 online, where a donation page has been set up in his memory. Online condolences may be expressed at www.thompsonfs.ca. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.