Kliner, Ed

Adolph (Ed) Kliner of Kelowna, born on Dec. 13, 1927 near Fort Frances, Ont., went to be with his Lord on Feb. 2, 2020.
Ed was united in marriage at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Winnipeg, Man. on April 15, 1950 to Ruth Claudia Kliner (nee Burron) and is survived by his son-in-law (George) Malmstrom of Brandon, Man., daughter Joanne (Stu) Greenhough of West Kelowna, B.C., two sons Tom (Wilhelmina) of Kelowna, B.C., Henry (Lanea) Belle River, P.E.I.; grandchildren Jennifer (Paul) Lu, Colin (Marla) Malmstrom, Mike (Jane) Greenhough, Kerri Greenhough, Nicole Kliner (Pat Hewko), and Deidra (Kevin) Fox; great-grandchildren Liam, Grace, Olivia, Brianna, Alexander, Carson, Gabriel and Kaden; brothers Robert (Merle) Kliner and Joe Kliner as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Ed will also be missed by his many friends at Northwood Retirement Centre and Sunrise Village, with whom he enjoyed many games of bowling, bingo, canasta, pool, and curling.
Family was extremely important and Ed and Ruth kept the connections with aunts, uncles and cousins by visiting whenever possible. Ed and Ruth travelled extensively throughout Canada and US first with the pull trailer, then the truck camper and finally the motor home. He also enjoyed when family would come visit, pulling up quietly in the night in their motor homes to visit over breakfast on their way east or west.
Always a sportsman winning many awards in Senior Men’s hockey (CAHA Allan Cup winner of 1952); Ont., Sask. and Man. curling bonspiels; Ont. baseball; bowling; golf; fishing; and always ready for a good competition be it sports, cards, bingo or whatever. Ed was a long time employee with MANDO in Fort Frances, as well as operating many service stations in Ont., Sask. and Man. He remained an accountant until his retirement at age 80.
Ed was predeceased by his parents, Henry and Maria Kliner; his wife of 50 years Ruth Kliner; his daughter Marilyn Malmstrom; sister Lillian Lamb; sister in law Carol Kliner; granddaughter Desiree Kliner; and his partner of 10 years Kathe Taylor.
A family graveside service will be held in the spring or early summer.
In lieu of flowers, in memoriam donations may be made to First Lutheran Church Memorial Fund of which Ed and Ruth were devoted members and very willing volunteers, Canadian Heart Association or Canadian Kidney Foundation.