January 23, 1920 – November 23, 2012
Peter Reiber passed away peacefully at the Lacombe Hospital & Care Centre on Friday November 23, 2012. He was predeceased by his wife, Ruth and son, Joe; his parents and five brothers and sisters. He is survived by his children, Pauline, Grace, Frances, Jim, Jean and Brenda and their spouses; his daughter-in-law, Vicki McNally, eight grandchildren and nine great grand- children.
Pete resided in Rimbey, Alberta for the past nine years becoming well known as the local bicycle repair go-to person. Prior to that, he lived in Bonners Ferry, Idaho for more than 40 years where he owned and operated a number of small businesses. Born in Billings, Montana he spent most of his younger years in southern Alberta and Calgary.
Pete had great skill with anything mechanical, and he loved to bring old machines and implements back to life. He also loved children, and as he accumulated great grandchildren he spent time making furniture, toys and small bikes for them to enjoy.
Pete’s other keen interest was music and for many years, until he was almost 80, he led a band called the Rhythmn Kings and played old time dance and western music. In his later years he also took up painting and completed many landscape scenes.
A celebration of Pete’s life will be held in Calgary in the Arbor Lounge at Mountain View Funeral Home, located at 17 Avenue S.E. and Garden Road, 1515 – 100 Street S.E. on December 17, 2012 @ 1:00 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, 2888 Shaganappi Trail N.W., Calgary, AB. T3B 6A8.
The family offers its heartfelt thank you to the doctors and nurses in both Rimbey and Lacombe for the compassionate care provide to Pete over the past few months.