Reni Sentana Ries Reinhard Gustav Mueller 1943 - 2023
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our loving spouse, father, grandfather and dear friend, Reni Sentana Ries of Ryley Alberta on March 1, 2023 at the age of 79 years. Reni was born in Neumunster, Germany, in 1943 and immigrated to Canada in May 1963. In his 60 years in Canada, Reni primarily resided in the Edmonton and surrounding area. Reni worked in Alberta for 30 years as a mechanical engineering technologist making many contributions to the early development of the oil sands in northern Alberta. Reni was resolute in his search for truth, and was undaunted by the headwinds that often accompany any ambassador of new ideas. In 1994 Reni took up writing. He authored 6 of his own books, edited 25 books, and wrote the foreword to over 35 books. Reni loved, and genuinely cared for the welfare of all living beings. His kindness, and gentle spirit will surely live on in the memories of all who where fortunate to know him.
He is survived by his wife Uthrania Seila Sentana-Ries; children Daniel (Lisa), Benita, Herbert (Abra) and Werner; 5 grandchildren Jackie, Kristina, Anthony, Delayna Joy and Anna; step-children Jason and Sean; step-grandchildren, Brittine, Taytem, Roan, Sarina and Danika; step-great-grandchildren William, Nathaniel, Jayden, Honey and Dustin; numerous family and friends.
Reni was predeceased by one step-grandchild Stephanie.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., March 9, 2023 at the Tofield Funeral Chapel, 5107 - 49 street Tofield, Alberta. Cremation will take place following the service.
Memorial donations may be made to the Soi Dog Foundation.