Our Dan has finished his mission on earth on March 1, 2019 and peacefully passed on to his final mission, meeting his Creator, Saviour, and Giver of Life.
Daniel Kathrein was born in Greencourt, Alberta in February 23, 1934. He grew up farming in the family homestead in Mayerthorpe, Alberta, before venturing to work upstream with a company and later onwards to join the Redemptorist Congregation as a Brother. He was aptly trained as a missionary strong to meet and live in difficult circumstances. He was sent to Brazil to join confreres there. Among his Pastoral responsibilities was as a team member of the Pastoral Da Terra, involving themselves with the lives and struggles of poor landless farmers.
This team was later joined by Delia. After leaving the congregation, they were married and had two children, and continued in that pastoral involvement they both loved.
In a note found 8 years ago, Dan had written of the experience: “This was a life experience I will not want to forget.”
Besides his loving wife Delia, Dan will be lovingly remembered by his children José “Jo-El” Amiel and Lisa Malena; siblings Virginia Kostelyk, George (Angele), June Nielsen, Edward, Albert (Rose), Joseph (Audrey); brother-in-law Ray Parent; sister-in-law Marilynn; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families.
Dan was predeceased by his parents Carl and Elizabeth; and siblings Dorothy, John, Frank, and Robert.
A Celebration of Life Mass will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Our Lady of the Foothills Catholic Church, 124 Tamarack Ave, Hinton, AB.
For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society Research Program (10531 Kingsway Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5H 4K1)
Our deep gratitude goes to Dr. Catherine Sorenson who gave Dan medical service with much compassion; to everyone at the Hinton Community Care Centre who cared for Dan with the much needed tender, loving care, and who included us in the “Caring family” ambiance of the Home world, to the priests who provided for his spiritual needs, to the Filipino Community and other friends who came forward in helping out in many practical ways. Thank you!