Black, Reginald Maurice

Reginald Maurice Black passed away on Sunday, April 8, 2012 at the Coronation Hospital and Care Centre, Coronation Alberta at the age of 88 years.  Reg was born at Puffer, Alberta on September 2, 1923. He was the eleventh of thirteen children born to Harry and Mabel Black. He liked to say he came by mail because the Puffer Post Office was in their home at that time. Reg attended school at Fairfield and Mount Lookout Schools.
There was a young lady often found visiting her Uncle Walter, who happened to be married to Reg’s sister, Rose, and lived just down the road from the Blacks’. Reg married Doris Halpenny on June 30, 1959, at the Fairfield Baptist Church. Reg and Doris had three sons, Norman, Ken and Derold who have all stayed in the Brownfield area farming and operating businesses. Reg was always proud of their sons’ endeavors and talked of them often. He was especially proud of his grandchildren: Colton, Logan, Tanner, Michael, Wade and Yvonne.

Reg lived the majority of his life on the farm that his father and grandfather homesteaded in 1905. They operated a mixed farm. He did the majority of the mechanical repairs on the farm, attended Welding School in Edmonton, ran a County snow plow in the winter of 1950, and he worked as a spare school bus driver when his children were young. Because he farmed the “home place”, many of their nephews spent time on the farm over summer holidays and harvest time. Reg was a faithful member of the Fairfield (Brownfield) Baptist Church, New Dawn Senior’s Centre, and of the Brownfield Community, known as a man who would always help when needed. He also enjoyed curling, wood working, singing, family gatherings, and making music – teaching himself how to play the mandolin when he was 13 and which he continued to do until the day he passed away. Reg and Doris made their home at the Paintearth Lodge in Castor for the last 2 years.
The funeral service for Reg Black was conducted on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Brownfield Rec Centre, Brownfield, AB with Brent Polege officiating. Musicians, Barbie Evans & Margaret Evans played for the congregational hymns “Amazing Grace” and “When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder”. Phil Wilson shared his tribute and memories. A special musical selection was sung by the Eberl family. Bruce & Jean Adair shared scriptures and a prayer was given by Mervin Black. Pianist Maureen Black played an instrumental selection. Active Pallbearers were Bob Hudson, Henry Polege, Ross Wilson, Byron Lake, Wayne Black, Dwayne McCracken and Wayne Thacker; Honorary Pallbearers were “All Reg’s Family & Friends”. The interment was held at the Fairfield Cemetery, Brownfield, AB at 11:00 A.M. Following the service lunch was held in the Rec Centre which was prepared and served by the Brownfield Baptist Church Ladies and the community. Memorial donations may be given to the The Paintearth Lodge, Box 209, Castor, AB, T0C 0X0, Coronation Food Grains Bank Project, Box 36, Brownfield, AB, T0C 0R0 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
You may send your condolences by email to Heather Caseley of Coronation Funeral Home entrusted with the funeral arrangements. 1-888-578-2928.  “Knowledge, Experience And Professionalism With A Personal Touch”

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