HUMPHRIES, Reg E.
March 23, 1939 — October 16, 2021
Reg Humphries passed away peacefully in Kelowna on October 16, 2021, at the age of 82. Reg will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 52 years, Marleen; his children John (Karen), David, and Catherine-Ann; his four grandchildren Grady, Tristen, Cole, and Zoe; his sisters Ann (Ray), Joan (Robert), Susan, and Carol; his brothers John (Kathy), and Franc (Annette); and by his numerous nieces and nephews and their children. Reg was predeceased by his parents, Reginald and Marguerite; brother Ted; sister-in-law Colleen; brother-in-law Alan; nephew Tony; and grandnephew, Elijah.
Reg was born in Dunedin, New Zealand in 1939. At the age of 14 he left home and entered the Irish Christian Brothers Seminary in Sydney, Australia, where he trained to be a teacher. After leaving the seminary he immigrated to Canada to teach and settled in Port Alberni, BC where he met Marleen. After their marriage in 1969, they moved to Salmon Arm where they raised their small family. He earned his Masters of Education from Gonzaga University in 1980 and his Extended Studies’ diploma from Simon Fraser University in 1984. Reg taught in various elementary schools in the Shuswap district before becoming an administrator. After retirement, Reg and Marleen moved to Kelowna to be closer to family.
Reg enjoyed working with computers, traveling, refereeing rugby, volunteering, and researching history and genealogy. He was particularly proud of his work with St. Vincent de Paul and especially the planning and set up of a recovery house for men called Ozanam House in Kelowna.
A Funeral Mass will be held to honour Reg’s life with Father Gabriel Chinnaperiannan presiding on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2021 AT 1:00 PM, ST. CHARLES GARNIER PARISH, 3645 Benvoulin Rd, Kelowna, BC. If you are unable to attend in person, please join the family online by Livestream at the time of the service (see below), a recording will be made available to view shortly thereafter.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Society Of Saint Vincent De Paul or Ozanam House.
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Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de HUMPHRIES Reg E March 23 1939 — October 16 2021..
Décès pour la Ville: Kelowna, Province: Colombie britanique