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Guenther and Susan  Reibling

Guenther and Susan Reibling

Sunday, July 5th, 2020
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Obituary

It is with profound sadness that as a family we announce the passing of our beloved parents, Guenther (68) and Susan Reibling (72) of Corkum’s Island on Sunday, July 5th.

Born in Munich, Germany, Guenther was the son of the late Lorinc and Gertrude (Ebert) Reibling and Susan, born in Montreal, daughter of the late Thomas and Ethelyn Jane (Spindler) Covey.

Susan was a dedicated wife, mother and accomplished decorator. She was the leader of our home. She was the glue that held the family together giving Guenther freedom to pursue his passion for real estate and to fulfill his dreams. She loved her children immensely and was the perennial super mom, always putting her family first. Full of energy, excitement and a touch of sass, she was loved by those who knew her.

Guenther was a committed husband, father and respected business leader. Devoted to both his home and work families, he enjoyed building and developing and doing deals; yet everything he did was for Susan and his sons. He loved Susan and his boys dearly, and always looked forward to coming home to drive the tractor and sit by the fire. Those who knew Guenther admired his tenacity, wit and kindness.

Their story began in Pompano Beach, Florida and ended at their home in Lunenburg. Lunenburg has been home for nearly 30 years and they cherished every moment. Active in the community and patrons of the arts, they loved contributing to the greatness of Lunenburg and its storied heritage. Their crowning achievements were UNESCO Fresco, a frequently photographed row of several colorful buildings along King Street, and their patronage of LAMP, the Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance.

Together they were a team who never gave up. Their devotion and perseverance to each other were indispensable to their achievements. Their faith, integrity, composure and generosity to both family and friends were just some of the many qualities that made them so loved.

Guenther and Susan are survived by their sons, Christopher, of Florida; Timothy (Monika) of Lunenburg and Matthew (Gianina) of Texas. Additionally they have four grandchildren, Thomas Wyatt, Tatum Olivia, Grayson Hugh and Anabelle Sue.

Guenther is survived by his brother, Lorenz (Laura) Reibling of New Hampshire and Susan is survived by her brother, John (Madeline) Covey of Montreal.

Goodbye Mom and Dad, you are deeply loved and will be forever missed. May you both rest peacefully for eternity.

To share your memories and photos of Susan and Guenther, please visit the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, Obituary website.

A memorial service to celebrate the lives of Guenther and Susan Reibling will be held on Saturday, August 8th at 11:00 A.M. at LAMP (Lunenburg Academy- 3rd Floor), Lunenburg.

Due to COVID precautions seating will be to a maximum of 70 people and those in attendance are required to wear a mask. For those who are unable to attend a live-stream of the memorial will be provided at ReiblingMemorial.com


Those desiring, memorial donations to the Lunenburg Fire Department, Lunenburg Folk Harbour Society, Fishermen's Memorial Hospital or the LAMP Program would be appreciated by the family.
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  • Service

    Saturday, August 8th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, August 8th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    LAMP (3rd Floor of Lunenburg Academy)
    Address
    97 Kaulbach St,
    LUNENBURG, NS B0J 2C0
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    Notes
    A memorial service to celebrate the lives of Guenther and Susan Reibling will be held on Saturday, August 8th at 11:00 A.M. at LAMP (Lunenburg Academy- 3rd Floor), Lunenburg. Due to COVID precautions seating will be to a maximum of 70 people and those in attendance are required to wear a mask. For those who are unable to attend a live-stream of the memorial will be provided at ReiblingMemorial.com

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Anne Richards

Posted at 06:06pm
Chris, Tim and Matthew....still can't believe I am sending this to you. I am still in shock over the loss of Susan and Guenther. A great loss to all who knew them. I hope you can keep all the family memories close and know that we are also remembering them and you with much love.....
DH

debbie hiltz

Posted at 11:06am
Chris, Matthew, Tim ----- Our sincere condolences in the loss of your very special parents. We are still in shock over this very sad time in your family. Guenther and Susan were a very welcoming and open couple, with very big hearts and we will always think of them. After knowing them for over 20 years your family has wonderful memories of them to keep alive in your hearts. They will be dearly missed. They have left a great legacy in the town. Debbie and John Hiltz, Bridgewater, N.S.
LS

Lunenburg Folk Harbour Society

Posted at 12:28pm
We were heartbroken to hear of the passing of Susan and Guenther. We will forever be grateful to them for their generosity to the Lunenburg Opera House and the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Society. They will be greatly missed by the entire community.
MM

Maureen Moffatt

Posted at 12:01pm
David and I were devastated to hear of your loss. What wonderful, loving, generous and kind people Susan and Guenther were. They were full of life and were a gift to us just by their presence.
IC

Ian T Curr

Posted at 09:25am
Dear Tim (Monica), Matthew, Christopher and Family,
We are deeply saddened to hear of the sudden passing of your wonderful parents.
It was both a privilege and a pleasure to work along side them at the Mariner King Inn.
I enjoyed your mom’s humour and witty remarks and learned from your dad’s wisdom and sensibilities.
UNESCO Fresco will forever be a tribute to their love for Lunenburg and a colourful testimony of their zeal for life!
We are very sorry to see them go but know that the legacy they leave will be a constant reminder of two blessed people that have enriched our lives immensely!
You have our sincere love and sympathy,
Ian & Liz Curr
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