Condolences to the family of Edwin John Reiffenstein | DrumhellerMail
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Condolences to the family of Edwin John Reiffenstein


Edwin John

January 24, 1942 - June 17, 2023

Edwin John Reiffenstein, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away on June 17, 2023, in Strathmore, AB. He was born on January 24, 1942 in Bassano, AB as the fifth child of Alice and Charlie Reiffenstein. He is survived by Lois, his wife of 55 years, and two daughters, Marnie (Craig) and Jill (Seth). Papa Eddie will be dearly missed by Jackson, Vaughn, Addison, Easton, Parker, and Lochlan. He is also survived by sisters Anne, Dorothy, and Mary (Matt); sister-in-law Bernice; brother Laurie (Joan); and Lois’ large family who all loved and admired Uncle Ed. He was predeceased by his parents; sister Rose (Leonard); brother Raymond; brothers-in-law Bill and Don; and dear friends Sonia and Norm. Farming near Hussar was his joy in life, especially at harvest time with friends Murray and Craig. He also worked at the Husky Gas Plant where he enjoyed the camaraderie of the boys there. Any and all sports were his passion! He played baseball and he also curled many, many games over southern Alberta and always had time to watch a Dodgers’ game. This gentle giant will be so missed by his family and a lifetime of friends. In lieu of flowers donations may be made directly to the Wheatland & Area Hospice Society ( or Our Saviors Lutheran Church (106 Centre Street, Hussar, AB, T0J 1S0).
A funeral service was held on Saturday, June 24, 2023, at Hope Community Covenant Church (Strathmore) at 2:00 p.m. To send condolences or watch a recording of the live stream of Ed’s service, please visit