Maria Catherina (Rena)


was born on December 19th, 1929 in Pendryl, Alberta and was called Home to be with her Lord on July 12th, 2014 at the age of 84 years. She was a resident of Vernon since 1966 and was residing at Creekside Landing at the time of her death.

Rena will be lovingly remembered by her husband Neil, to whom she was married for 63 years; one daughter, Deb Hengel of Vancouver, B.C.; two sons, Doug (Sandi) Hengel of Campbell River, B.C. and Dennis Hengel of Vernon, B.C.; three grandchildren, Rachael Shepard, Greg Hengel and Katelyn Hengel; one great-grandson, Dominic Shepard; one sister, Vicky McNiven of Vulcan, Alberta; one brother, Martin (Lucy) Betlamini of Rimbey, Alberta; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members. She was preceded in death by one brother, Richard Betlamini.

A Prayer Vigil Service will be held at St. James Catholic Church on Friday, July 18th, 2014 at 7:00 P.M. with the Funeral Mass following at the Church on Saturday, July 19th, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. with Reverend Father Dale Normandeau celebrant. Cremation will follow.

As an expression of sympathy those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Rena to the B.C. Heart & Stroke Foundation, #4-1551 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 9M9 or the Lung Association of B.C., P.O. Box 34009, Postal Station D, Vancouver, B.C. V6J 4M2.

Funeral arrangements have been made with


5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5


Vernon Morning Star

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