Obituary of Eileen Reinhart
Eileen Reinhart was born to Joseph and Caroline Matuschewski on March 12, 1940 in Provost, Alberta being the youngest of seven, with a twin Irene who remained by her side until her passing. She attended a one room school in the country (Maypole) grades one to five that was a two and a half mile walk; second country school (Western Ridge) grades six to nine this was a three mile hike; and then completed high school in Provost. Times were not easy growing up and music and their Catholic faith was the basis of all family time. At the age of 16, Eileen and Irene recorded a song “Beautiful Lies.”
She got married and was a hard-working farm wife with gardening, operating every piece of farm equipment, raising an array of farm animals, moving trees while raising her children: Bruce, Doug and Faylene.
She divorced and later married Ken Hagen who predeceased her, and then moved to Stettler to be closer to her children in 2007. It was here where she continued her passion for music, playing with bands, playing bridge, dancing many times a week and being with her children. She participated with 664 musicians to achieve the World Record for the most accordians playing at one time. Her ability to play numerous instruments all by “ear” enabled her to provide entertainment to thousands all over Central Alberta and the island in the winters. There she enjoyed playing with the Coombs, BC Fiddlers who entertained in senior homes. She met and married Murray Faul and it was with her soulmate that she travelled and cruised extensively to many continents. Murray suddenly passed away in 2017, and Eileen returned to Stettler.
Eileen was a Kinette member, volunteered in her senior years and was very proud of her 53 years with the CWL. Her memory and mind were sharp, remembering dates, names and events right until her passing. Her children are grateful they got to be with their Mom in the last couple of weeks before her passing. They will miss her dearly!
Eileen is lovingly remembered by her sons Bruce and his daughter Kaitlin; Doug (Netsie) and his sons Chris, Allen and Russell; daughter Faylene and her children Ryan, Amanda and Kayla; siblings Wilf Matus, Bernice Schreiber, Alaline Schmidt, twin Irene Meier; as well as nephews, nieces and many dear friends.
Eileen is predeceased by her parents Joseph and Caroline Matuschewski; brothers: Ron (Betsy) Matus, Ed (Bev) Matus; sister-in-law Margaret Matus and nephew Mark Matus; husbands Ken Hagen and Murray Faul.
A private family service will be held at Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium, Stettler, Alberta on Tuesday May 19, 2020.
A private graveside service will be held at the Provost Cemetery at a later date.
All are invited to view Eileen's funeral webcast at 11:00 A.M. Please click on the link which will be on the Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium website and enter the password, Reinhart
Should friends desire memorial contributions may be made in Eileen’s memory to The Lung Association, The Arthritis Society or to a charity of your choice.
Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium were entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements. For further information please call 403-742-3422
For a link to the webcast of Eileen's service (Password: Reinhart), please click: https://deogloria.ca/stettler
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