Obituary of Hilliard Rebertz
(Retired – Smiths Construction, Arnprior)
It is with profound sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our family’s patriarch, Hilliard William Rebertz of Arnprior. Dad passed away at the Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital while surrounded by the love of his family on Thursday afternoon, March 21, 2019. He was in his 98th year. Beloved husband for almost 71 years of Meryle (nee Sparling). Dearly loved father and respected mentor of Helen Desjardins (Neil), Barry (Lise), Sheila Gauthier (Barrie), Brian (Karen), Dale (Nancy), Royce, Ronnie (Jeanne), Floyd (Kerry), Ward (Lucy), Kerry and Kevin (Tammy). Cherished and proud “Grandpa” of Jennifer, Thomas, Shawn, Shane, Lynn, Robbie, Lorrie, late Jason, Katie, Chad, Crystal, Karine, Austin, Tyler, Taylor and “Great-Grandpa” of Bryce, Clarke, Chloe, Hailey, Kersten, Brooke, Gavan, Evan, Selena and Cody. Hilliard was the last surviving child of the late Willy and Anna (nee Schwartz) Riebertz. He was raised by John L. and Minnie Stephens. Predeceased by his sister, Alice Marshall (late Archie) and his brother, Wilfred Riebertz (Irma). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. A loyal and devoted husband and Dad, Hilliard was always smiling. His family was everything to him. He leaves a legacy of humour, love and kindness. Hilliard’s final care has been entrusted to the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior where visitation was held on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and again on Monday morning from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. A Funeral Service was conducted in Grace St. Andrew’s United Church, 269 John Street North, Arnprior on Monday morning, March 25th at 11 o’clock. Cremation followed. In memory of Hilliard, please consider a donation to the Arnprior Regional Health Foundation.