Mr. Melvin Rennich passed away October 3, 2015 at Stettler Health Care Centre at the age of 81 years. Melvin was born January 23, 1934 at Consort, Alberta to Peter and Loretta Rennich. Where we all learned to play baseball and hockey and every other sport that was available at the time. Mel excelled at all of them. He also excelled at hunting, shooting, playing pool. Melvin married Catherine Quinlan and they raised six children. Melvin had several jobs, grain buyer, insurance sales, his love of children led him to be scout leader, hockey coach and lastly working at Walmart, where his smile greeted everyone.

Mel is survived by his long time friend Joan Heuer; daughter Therese (John) Sheen; sons Robert (Eva), Patrick, Michael (Carrie Tully), Peter (Lori), Billy (Deanna); 11 grandchildren; brother Richard (Lana); ex wife Kay; as well as numerous other relatives and a host of friends. He was predeceased by his parents, sisters Lorraine Rennich, Jeanette Bzdel and infant daughter Margaret.

A Celebration of Life was held in the Heartland Chapel of Stettler Funeral Home on October 8, 2015 with Father Don Ihekwoaba of Christ King Catholic Church officiating. Roderick Bryce presented his gift of music. Mel’s brother Richard, as well as friend Les Bailey gave loving tributes. Readers were Bailee Rennich and Pat Rennich, Curtis Rennich offered prayers of the faithful. Joan Heuer sang “The River.” Mel will be interred in Veteran Cemetery, Veteran, Alberta. Sympathies may be forwarded to the family by signing the guestbook at

Memorial donations may be made to

Alberta Diabetes Foundation c/o


Box 1780, Stettler, Alberta T0C 2L0, whom where entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements. 403-742-3422

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