January 7, 1927 – January 5, 2020
Riek, Robert passed away peacefully at home on January 5, 2020. Predeceased by brother Theo, he is survived by his wife of 60 years, Anneliese, sons David (Christine), Thomas (Anne) and Stephan (Sharron) and 5 grandchildren, Emma (Hayden), Heidi, Paul, Jack and Sean Riek.
Bob was born in Stuttgart, Germany on January 7, 1927 and met Anneliese in 1947. He immigrated to Quebec in 1952 and travelled across the country until settling in Princeton, BC before convincing Anneliese to join him and marry in 1959. Robert, Anneliese and their three young boys moved to the lower mainland in the late 60s before building the family home on a small acreage near Aldergrove in 1972. Robert enjoyed over 32 years of retirement, raising cattle, growing vegetables and fruit trees, making wine, and fixing anything that broke until his passing two days before his 93rd birthday.
An open house will be held at the family home on Sunday, January 12 from 2 to 4 pm for those who wish to pay their respects. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of your choice.
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