Rena May Maldaner was born to Karl and Jean Maldaner on May 4, 1951. After a short illness, Rena passed peacefully from us on March 23, 2021.
Rena attended special schools in Medicine Hat and Lethbridge while living with caring families and in group homes.
Rena loved her family, babies, shopping, kittens, dogs, and birthdays, especially her own. It was her job in the last few years to shop for perfect gifts for her great nieces and nephews. Thank you to all of her caregivers and dayworkers who helped make Rena’s life easier and brighter.
Rena was predeceased by sister Ruthie in 1940, her father in 1987, her mother in 2003, and brother Earl in 1997. She leaves behind her brothers: John (Rena), David (Nan), Larry (Shelley), Brian (Barbara), Dean (Eunice), sister Lois (Doug Harrowing), sister-in-law Sally, twenty-nine nieces and nephews and a goodly amount of great nieces and nephews in Canada, Australia, and the Philippines, and a whole lot of cousins.
Her roommates, Jeanie and Alyssa, caregivers, and dear friend Alex will miss her.
Our family appreciates the dedication and compassion of the nurses and doctors of 4C at Chinook Regional Hospital.
A family Graveside Service was held in Coaldale on March 25, 2021, with Reverend Erin Phillips officiating.
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