It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Rena King at the Crowsnest Pass Continuing Care Centre on May 24, 2019 at the age of 77 years.
Rena was born on June 24, 1941 to proud parents Tommy and Rena Prince in Dunbar, Scotland. She immigrated to Canada in November 1972. Rena blossomed into a lovely young woman who was blessed with a family of cherished children, a fondness for the people around her and an endearing personality that made her many, many friends.
Rena had many hobbies and interests such as knitting, puzzles, reading, watching Coronation Street, playing bingo, and of course, socializing and sharing the latest news with her friends. She had a dedicated work ethic and was one of the senior employees of our IGA grocery store with over forty years as a cashier. She enjoyed a brief few days of retirement, then returned to IGA and became well known to many people as “the Flower Lady”. She had a positive outlook on life and never dwelled on life’s challenges. She never complained to anyone but was always ready with a compliment. Her motto was that life was for living and you should do so with your whole heart. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and a true friend. Her radiant spirit will be missed by all who knew her. May she find peace and happiness.
Left to mourn her passing and celebrate her life include her children, Ian (Angel) King of Bellevue and Tracey (Kelly) Matthews of Claresholm; her grandchildren; Billy (Brianne Jaegli) King, Matthew King and Taryn (Tee Jay Boles) Matthews; her great grandchildren, Emersyn and Brixton; her sisters, Doreen Granger and Greta (Dave) Johnstone of Dunbar, Scotland; her brothers-in-law, Ronnie Wood and Gordon Tait of Dunbar, Scotland; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and the many friends she made throughout her life.
She was predeceased by her parents, Tommy & Rena Prince; her precious daughter, Carol King; her brother, Andrew Prince; and her sisters, Mina Tait, Maureen Pearson and Paddy Wood.
With respect for Rena’s final wishes, she will be laid to rest in Scotland at a later date. Donations in memory of Rena will be gratefully accepted by the CNP Health Foundation “Long Term Care” (PO Box 455, Blairmore, AB T0K 0E0). Condolences may be registered at www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca.
Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements.