Reginald John Sittler
(May 25, 1949 - December 27, 2022)
Reginald John Sittler died of complications from cancer on December 27 2022. He spent his last days at his home in Unity, surrounded by his loving wife Gwen, his children and their families.
Reg was born in Wilkie SK on May 25, 1949, to parents Leo and Myrtle (Koushkouski) Sittler. He was the second oldest sibling of seven, and grew up on the family farm at Leipzig.
On July 4, 1970, Reg married the love of his life Gwen. Together, they had four children. Reg spent the majority of his life a farmer, first in the Landis area, and then at Reford, near Wilkie. Throughout all of Reg’s life, he had tremendous work ethic. He worked hard to always get things done on time. When he retired from farming at age fifty five, he moved to Unity and spent ten years as an agricultural equipment salesman with Moody’s Equipment in Unity. He had great success as a salesman, winning numerous awards. After retiring from Moody’s, Reg and Gwen enjoyed the opportunity to travel, including a wonderful European holiday cruise on the Danube River.
When God gifted this earth with Reg, He gave us a man whose greatest gift was his generosity of love. He dedicated his life to his wife and children, loving them first, until his last breath. He loved his grandchildren and said they gave him the gift of patience. His best days were sharing life’s simple joys with his wife and family; fishing, gardening, enjoying a fire or watching water run, serving a wonderful meal, sharing his knowledge of preparing homemade meats or deboning fish, and making music.
He shared his musical gifts of singing and playing guitar for his entire life, playing in three different bands, in church choirs, and for a countless number of life’s special events. In addition, Reg gave to his communities as a Knights of Columbus member in Landis, Wilkie, and Unity. He served as a councillor for the RM of Rosemount, served on the Landis and Unity Co-op Boards, as well as on the St. James parish council.
Reg enjoyed hunting and fishing, and in his younger years, he also enjoyed baseball and curling. Reg and Gwen spent many decades camping and fishing at Waterhen lake during the summer. Reg loved the lake because it brought his family together.
Reg is lovingly survived by his wife Gwen, of Unity, children Colin (Paula) of Unity, Kelley (Todd, Shae, Easton, Lukas) of Cold Lake, Corinne (Randy, Waylon) of Calgary, and Kirk (Loni, Brielle, Lacey, Drayson) of Wilkie, as well as siblings Sylvia, Sheldon, Harriet, Verna, Lorne, Kent and their families, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and dance family friends.
Canadian Cancer Society
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Unity and District Health Center
St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, Unity SK S0K 4L0