Rainer passed away on July 18, 2013 at the age of 79 years. He is survived and lovingly remembered by his wife, Rosemarie, children: Frank, Susan, Karin, Christine, and their spouses; grandchildren: Nicholas, Amanda, Joel, Daniel, and Chantelle. A memorial service will be held at Oakridge Lutheran Church, 585 W. 41 Ave. Vancouver, BC, on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 11:00 am. Friends so wishing, may make a donation to the B.C. Kidney Foundation or their local S.P.C.A. The family would like to thank all the care providers at the North Shore Dialysis Clinic, Dr. Marshall, the North Shore Palliative Care team, and neighbours who helped Rainer in his time of need, for their kindness and support during his illness.