With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Rina Huel, who left us on Saturday, September 9th, in the comforting presence of her cherished son, Roland. Rina is now reunited with her beloved husband, Rene, who preceded her in death in 2011. She also joins her parents, Joseph and Yvette Arguin, sister Diane Dunlop, brothers Yvan and Sylvio Arguin, and numerous other departed relatives.
Rina's memory will forever be in the hearts of her surviving loved ones, including her son, Roland; grandsons, Jared (Amy) and Braden (Trista); great-grandchildren, Mason and Brooklyn; sisters-in-law, Leona Arguin, Yvette Gaucher, and Lorraine Arguin; and an extensive network of nieces, nephews, cousins, and cherished friends.
Rina was born on October 22, 1929, the third of four siblings. Her early years were spent on the family farm located north of Courval, SK, where she attended school until the age of 15; at which point she left school to assist with farm duties.
In 1953, Rina married Rene Huel, and together they built a life in the town of Coderre, raising their son, Roland. The couple helped with the family garage and fuel business before transitioning to farming as their primary occupation.
Music held a special place in Rina's heart from an early age. She was talented at playing several instruments and participated in numerous musical bands, entertaining others at dances and gatherings. For over six decades, Rina graced the Coderre Parish with her guitar and organ skills. Remarkably, she continued to play her organ until this past summer at the age of 93, despite occasional challenges with short-term memory. Her enduring love for music never lessened, and her musical talents never ceased to amaze.
Above all, family remained the focal point of Rina's life, and she took immense pride in her roles as a mother, aunt, cousin, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Her home was always open to family, from cousins enjoying summer stays in the camper at Shamrock Park during their youth to cherished visits in her later years. Her relocation to Moose Jaw in recent years provided her with countless precious moments with her family. Regardless of her residence, Rina relished the company of loved ones dropping by for a visit.
To know Rina was to love her; her kindness, humor, generosity, faithfulness, and, above all, love. Rina will be greatly missed but her memory will always live on. She now rejoins her beloved husband, Rene, in heaven, where we hope she serenades all with her beautiful music.
A special thank you goes to the staff at the Dr. F.H. Wigmore Regional Hospital for the compassionate and dignified care given to Rina in her final days, and to the staff and caregivers at The Bentley, Chez Nous, and Homecare, who provided unwavering care to Rina over the past nine years.
A Memorial Service to honor Rina's life will take place on Friday, October 6th, at 2:00 pm at St. Joseph's Parish, 1064 3 Ave NW, Moose Jaw, SK. In lieu of flowers, donations in Rina's memory may be made to the Moose Jaw Health Foundation.
In living memory of Rina, a memorial planting will be made by W.J. Jones & Son Ltd. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to W.J. Jones Funeral Home, under the care of Dayna Chamberlain. Please sign the memorial register at website: www.wjjonesandson.com (Obituaries).