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Henry (Heinrich) Rieder, beloved husband of Sonja Rieder (nee Rud) passed away peacefully at the Dulcina Hospice at the St. Marguerite Manor in Calgary after battling cancer, on Friday, August 6th, 2021 at the age of 88 years.  

His parents’ Wilhem Rieder and Elsie Rieder (nee Farber) were German immigrant farmers and Henry grew up in the depression years. Henry attended Luther College, in Regina after he graduated from High School. Most of his professional career was in the oil industry doing seismic work in the field with Texaco and later transcribing data tapes in Calgary with Teledyne Exploration.  He owned and managed small apartment complexes and after retiring from Teledyne he took over his son-in-law Larry Leaman’s small business, A-Head Video, fixing VCR’s.  

Henry was an active member of Hope Lutheran Church and an avid square dancer with his wife Sonja. For many years, they enjoyed the outdoors camping with family and friends as well as visiting relatives in Europe.  When Sonja retired, they travelled North America with their camper trailer. Both Sonja and Henry moved into the Manor Village in Varsity a few years ago. The many friends who know him will miss Henry for his sense of humour.  

Besides his  loving wife; he is survived by his children, Karen Leaman, Barry Rieder (Marva Martin), Darlene McLeod and Brenda Jaeger (Klaus) and his sisters Anne Rieder and Margret Rieder-Andrews;  nine grandchildren, Todd Leaman (Laura), Brooke Leaman, Scott Mcleod, John Mcleod  (Devon), Olivia Martin-Rieder, Linda Jaeger, Justus Jaeger, Sandra Jaeger, and Kamilla Jaeger, and great-grandchild Hannah Leaman. Henry was predeceased by his brother William Rieder and son-in-law Larry Leaman.  

The family wishes to thank the staff at Dulcina Hospice for the excellent care they provided in his final days as well as all the support that extended family and friends in his twilight hours. Memorial contributions may be made to Dulcina Hospice, or the charity of their choice.  

A private family funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 12 at 10:00 a.m. for family members and invited friends.  Due to Covid precautions, guests are by invitation only at the church and must be vaccinated and wear masks.

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Condolences, memories and photos may be shared and viewed on Henry’s obituary at In living memory of Henry Rieder, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area.