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Richard Rehsler

September 27, 1956 - August 3, 2017


Richard Rehsler

September 27, 1956 – August 3, 2017

It is with sadness that we share with you that our beloved son, brother, uncle and friend passed away suddenly in his sleep on August 3, 2017.

Richard was predeceased by his mother, infant sister and step-mother, Marie. He is survived by his father, Gotthard Rehsler, brother Paul (Lynne) Rehsler and sisters Linda (Brian) Cummings  and Hanna (Jeff) Hein, nieces and nephews, Shannon Rehsler, Rachel, Courtney, Kyle Cummings, Monica (Sean) Tilstra, Craig (Ashley) Barton and great nephew, Cade.  He will also be missed by his canine friend, Sasha.

Richard was a horticulturalist and loved to help and advise people on gardening. Although he struggled with many health related issues in the last years, he was still helping those in need – he had a big heart for the underprivileged.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at the Yarrow MB Church, 41995 Yarrow Central Road  at 1:30 pm. continuing at the Yarrow Community Hall Park  at 4670 Community Street from 3 to 5 pm to remember Richard –  light refreshments will be served at the hall park.

In lieu of flowers please donate to Adult & Teen Challenge BC, Yarrow or Ruth & Naomi’s Mission, Chilliwack.


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From: Lori Paul
Relation: Friend for forty years.

Richard’s heart was huge, and kindness for all creatures shone in his bright eyes and warm smile…I’ll never forget the great gift of his friendship! I send heartfelt condolences to his family at this sad time. May you take comfort in the knowledge that Richard was loved by so many!

From: Bob Buhler
Relation: 45+ year friend

I remember meeting Richard, and it always was Richard, in junior high school. He Just had that sense of humour that i liked.
He was a friend from day one and no, we did not always agree, but we respected each other’s opinion.
We would visit each other over the years, always with a story. He sure had his physical challenges but was never anything ‘less’ of a person.
His love of what the land could produce was his true passion, but so was what he could do with it.
He was kind, he would share with those that had less or nothing.
Our world needs more kind souls like him.
Peace Richard

From: Betty (Dyck) Loeppky
Relation: Friend from school.

Condolences to all of Richard’s family and friends. I pray that God’s peace will give each one comfort in this time of bereavement. I met Richard in Elementary School (I think we were in grade 1). He was in my class for most of our elementary school years, sharing the same teachers and the memories of growing up in Yarrow. My family was new to Yarrow. They were immigrants and struggled in adapting to a new country. Richard was always kind and respectful. I remember visiting with Richard was at the Yarrow Elementary School reunion a number of years ago. He spoke as an old friend, sharing about his life, his interests, as well as his health challenges and struggles. Rest in peace, Richard.

From: Theresa Gebbinck
Relation: Richard was a dear friend for 40 years, ever since my parents bought the Yarrow Restaurant in 1978.

Love and Prayers to your family at this difficult time. Richard was loved by many and he will be greatly missed. God Bless!

Relation: Friend

I am saddened by Richard’s sudden departure. My hope lies in the faith that he is rejoicing with his Saviour and dancing with enthusiasm! I can imagine him beaming! He will be so very missed!

From: Kim keown
Relation: Very good friend and bery thoughtful soul

To the family ,and his father,i am sure remembered Richard and beloved Georgie,both whom worked with u at Riemers Nursery,back in the day,i will miss both of them so much,as i am sure u will,im so sad for ur loss,but like my Georgie,there will be no more pain.just happiness where they r?Prolly planting more birch,and bonsai love from kimmy keown

From: Gary & Lori Banman
Relation: Cousin

A beautiful garden now stands alone,
missing the one who nurtured it
But now he is gone,
His flowers still bloom, and the sun it still shines,
But the rain is like tear drops, for the ones left behind,
The weeds lay waiting to take the gardens beauty away,
But the beautiful memories of its keeper are in our hearts to stay,
He loved every flower even some that were weeds,
So much love he would plant with each little seed,
But just like his flowers he was part of Gods plan,
So when it was his time he reached down his hand,
He looked through the Garden searching for the best,
That’s when he found Rick, it was his time to rest,
It was hard for those who loved him, to just let him go,
But God had a spot in his garden, that needed a gentle soul,
So when you start missing Rick, remember if you just wait,
When God has a spot in his garden, He’ll meet you at the gate….

Our thoughts & prayers are with you.

From: Robin hirschman
Relation: Friend I think

Went to school with him and his sisters.met him again at the flea market always very helpful.I miss him.hugs to all.

Service Schedule

  Celebration of Life

Date & Time:
August 23, 2017
Beginning at 1:30pm

Yarrow MB Church
41995 Yarrow Central Road
Chilliwack, BC Canada

41995 Yarrow Central Road
Chilliwack, BC Canada

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