Robert REDER

On Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2004 Robert Reder of New Denver, BC passed away at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, Trail, BC at the age of 41 years. Robert was born at Port Arthur, Ontario on October 6, 1963 to his parents Frank and Elsie Reder. Robert moved to the New Denver, Silverton area with his parents in 1970, and received his education there. In June of 1988 Robert married Deanna McWhinney and was a devoted husband and father to Bradly and Stephanie. He worked at the Sandon mine until it closed, and recently for VSA and Silverton Transport. Robert was very community minded, serving on the Village of New Denver Council for nine years, acting as a volunteer fireman, and in May of 2004 he was named Citizen of the Year. Robert helped out many friends and neighbours. He was a “jack of all trades” and always looked at the big picture when dealing with issues. Robert had a private pilots licence, was a member of the model flying club, flew model airplanes at various meets and enjoyed scuba diving. Robert was predeceased by his father Frank and will be lovingly remembered by his wife Deanna, children Bradly and Stephanie of New Denver, mother Elsie of Silverton, many aunts, uncles and cousins in Ontario and many friends. No service by request. Cremation has taken place at the Nelson Crematorium. As an expression of sympathy, friends and family may make donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Room 103 – 715 Vernon Street, Nelson, BC V1L 4G3. Arrangements were under the direction of Thompson Funeral Services Ltd.