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Meinen, Marinus "Rien"
June 5, 1963 - September 9, 2018
Service:Saturday, September 15, 2018
1:00 pm
For those who are wishing to pay their final respects may do son on Friday, September 14th, at the Sylvan Lake Funeral Home at 6:00pm. A Funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 15 at the Sylvan Lake Alliance Community Church,4404 47 Avenue, Sylvan Lake,AB at 1:00pm. Burial will follow
Interment:  Burnt Lake Cemetery
Notice:  For anyone wishing to make a memorial donation in Rien’s name, donations may be made to the ALS Society of Alberta at http://www.alsab.ca/take-action/.

Obituary

Meinen, Marinus “Rien” 1963-2018
It is with deep sadness to announce the passing of Marinus “Rien” Meinen on September 9, 2018. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Gery, nee Hoekman, son Ryan (Rachelle), daughters; Shannon (Jamie), Dominique (Brock), and Zoe (Carson), and grandchildren Nate & Finley. He is also survived by his mother, Dora. He is predeceased by his father, Egbert. Rien was born on June 5, 1963 in Meppel, Netherlands. He found his love for the dairy industry at a very early age and immigrated with Gery to Canada in 1990 to pursue a career in dairy farming eventually settling near Sylvan Lake in 1995 on his own dairy farm. There he and Gery raised their 4 children, working tirelessly to make his dream a reality. He was diagnosed with ALS in December of 2016 and fought hard to the very end. For those who are wishing to pay their final respects may do son on Friday, September 14th, at the Sylvan Lake Funeral Home at 6:00pm. A Funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 15 at the Sylvan Lake Alliance Community Church,4404 47 Avenue, Sylvan Lake,AB at 1:00pm. Burial will follow at the Burnt Lake Cemetery followed by lunch at the church. For anyone wishing to make a memorial donation in Rien’s name, donations may be made to the ALS Society of Alberta at http://www.alsab.ca/take-action/.

Condolences

Karin Orsel UCVM:
Namens iedereen in de vetschool: gecondoleerd met het verlies.
Ik herinner me goed "ergens midden in AB" met een vreselijk aardige man herinneringen op te halen aan Lord Nelson in Meppel. Geboren en getogen Steenwijk; ik herkende de Meppeler details!
Bedankt voor de gastvrijheid om een research groep te ontvangen.
Sterkte met het verlies
Karin Orsel
Gert en Ria v omme:
Gecondoleerd met het overlijden van Rien en allemaal veel sterkte
René and carol:
Gecondoleerd met het verlies van Rien
Met oprechte deelneming.
Rob and Raylene McWade and family:
Our deepest sympathies to you all Gery. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Gert en Ria van Omme :
Gecondoleerd met dit grote verlies. We wensen jullie allemaal veel sterkte
Pat and Karin vandenhadelkamp:
Dear Gery and kids,

Our thoughts are with you on this sad day,
Saying goodbye to your loved one at such
a young age should not happen.
Wish you and your kids all the strength to carry on with Rien.
Love Pat and Karin
Gert en Nieuwenhuis :
Our deepest condolences, so sorry for your loss.
Henk:
Vandaag in gedachten bij jullie en de familie en onze oude buren. een goed afscheid gewenst en sterkte de komende tijd.
Met vr gr. uit Rouveen Holland
Karen, Jenna, Meghan, Kelsey n Markus :
Gery and family, our hearts are breaking for you all. Rien was everything a man can ever hope to be. Devoted to all of you, hard working and yes, a little stubborn, a loyal friend, a faithful heart and the most contagious of smiles. He has left the best possible legacy of anyone I've ever met, it is in all of you.
We love you all very much and you are in our thoughts and prayers
Gert en ria van Omme :
Gecondoleerd met Rien en allemaal veel sterkte gewenst met dit grote verlies
Frank and Joni Brand :
Dear Gery and family our condolences with the passing off Rien.We will miss him coming to world expo at Madison . We were always enjoyed with meeting up with him and hear the Canadian dairy stories . God bless .
Rene and Carol :
Heel veel sterkte en kracht gewenst met dit grote verlies.
Gecondoleerd, met oprechte deelneming.
Wilf Van de Velde - now in Chilliwack, BC:
Gery: I was stunned to hear of the passing of Rein. I am so sorry for your loss as well as for your wonderful children. I will always remember the visits of trying to sell Westfaila products and for your wonderful hospitality every time I was there. You and the family will always be in our prayers!
Arie and Anita VandenBroek:
Our deepest condolences to you and family. Our thoughts are with you all.
Greg, Tammy, Travis and Creighton Garson:
So very sorry for your loss of Rien.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Casey and Andy Kabel:
We are so very sorry for your families loss. Our thought go out to you all.
Alex and Ann Wildeboer:
Our sincere condolences with the passing of your dear husband, father and grandfather. We pray for strength for all of you during this very difficult time.
Erwin & Daniëlle van den Brink:
Our condolences extended as well. We hope and pray that God’s love will surround you and your family in the days to come.

All the best, we will pray for you

Erwin & Daniëlle van den Brink
Diego kramer and family:
We are so sorry for your loss. He was such a great men. Are tought are with you and your family.
Sarris and corry van der scheer:
Our sincere condolences with the passing away of husband. Father. Grandfather may God give you peace . We pray for that
Cristin Vollrath:
Rein's passion for the dairy industry was unquestionable and something I admired a great deal. My condolences to Gery and Rein's family and friends who were fortunate enough to have been part of his life.
Fam A van Gijssel Nijeveen:
Sterkte met dit grote verlies
Lesley and Leonard Bystrom and Family :
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.
Arjan en manon:
Beste Gert en de kinderen. Heel veel sterkte bij het verwerken van dit verlies. Veel te vroeg.... xx
Peter Leistra :
Gecondoleerd en sterkte voor alle nabestaanden
Yolanda Bikker:
Dear Gery, Children, family and friends, My deeply condoleances for the loss of your husband, Son, father and friend Rien. Wish You all a lot of love and togetherness in this time of grief. With warm regards from the Netherlands, collega from Herma and Tine hoekman
Joost en Geertje kluitenberg:
Gery en familie, gecondoleerd met het verlies van jullie Rien. Wij wensen jullie veel sterkte met dit grote verlies. Dat jullie de kracht mogen vinden om dit grote verlies een plek te kunnen geven.
Jan & Jacquelien Prent Withaar :
Gecondoleerd met het overlijden van Rien.
Heel veel sterkte en kracht gewenst met dit grote verlies.
Familie van Staalduinen. Nijeveen:
Gecondoleerd met dit grote verlies en we wensen jullie heel veel sterkte, deze dagen en in de tijd die gaat komen
Egbert en Tineke:
Lieve Gery en familie,

Wat moeilijk om Rien te moeten missen! Sweet memories. We wensen jou en alle mensen om jullie heen heel veel sterkte en kracht om dit een plekje te kunnen geven. We denken aan jullie met mooie herinneringen maar ook nu jullie verder moeten met dit verlies. Hele dikke knuffell.

Met oprechte deelneming,
Egbert en Tineke
Laurie Yach:
My deepest condolences to the entire family.
Ramona and Dave Johanson:
Our deepest sympathy to your family.
Peter. And astrid de jong:
Gecondoleerd
Family Jurjens :
Words cannot describe how sorry we are for the loss of a husband, father, and grandfather. At such a young age, we find ourselves questioning God. But we’d like to remind you that despite the calling home of Rien, God isn’t finished with the wonderful plans He has in store for you and the family. We are praying for His strength and for His loving arms of joy and peace to surround you.
Henry and Manja van Aar :
Dear Gery and family,

We are so sorry to hear of the passing from Rien. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Sincerely,

Henry and Manja van Aar
The Ashcroft Family :
We are all so truly sorry for your loss . Our thoughts and prayers are with you all

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