William Hugo Rentz

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It is with great sadness the family announces William’s passing on Monday,
September 11, 2017 at 90 years of age. He is now in Heaven with his Lord and
Saviour and family who he truly missed.
Left to mourn William’s passing are his children, Karen, Lyndon, Bryon (Julie)
and Ian (Michelle) along with his grandchildren, Jodi, Joel, Jerrold, Tara, Afton,
Abby, Landon and Rylee. He also leaves behind his sister, Agnes Harsch and
numerous relatives. He was predeceased by his wife, Gladys in 2003; his
parents in 1963, brothers, Eugene in 1929, Eric in 1936, Waldie in 1971,
Rueben 2005 and sister Lydia in 2009.
William was born in Horschik, Ukraine. The family came to Canada in 1928
and settled in Morris, Manitoba. In 1944, he began in teacher training and
taught throughout Manitoba. In January 1957, he embarked on a new journey to
become the principal at the Soppo Teacher Training College in Soppo,
Cameroons, Africa. In 1964, due to Karen`s ill health, he resigned as missionary
and the family started their journey back to Canada.
On the trip home, they toured the Holy Lands. After arriving back in Canada,
William began teaching chemistry at Grant Park High School. In 1986, he
retired from teaching and he and Gladys moved to Edmonton. They enjoyed
their retirement socializing with good friends, travelling, fishing, garage sales,
etc. until 2003 when Gladys passed away. After this, he travelled with his
family to Germany, China, Europe, Hawaii, Florida and a Caribbean cruise. In
December 2016, he moved back to Winnipeg.
William’s Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 1:00
p.m. in Greenfield Baptist Church, 3712 114 St NW, Edmonton, Alberta. For
those who wish, viewing will be held prior to the Service.
The family would like to thank the staff at Pembina Place Personal Care Home
for all the care he received.

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