Obituary of Reinhold Spadzinski
Reinhold Spadzinski passed on to be with his Lord and Saviour, at his residence, and surrounded by his family, on October 29, 2021 at the age of 86. Beloved husband of 60 years to Margarete (née Arle). Loving father of Ernie (Evelyn, née Gesch), David
(Julie, née Leclerc), and Andrew (Debbie, née Chambers). Opa will be forever in the hearts of his grandchildren; Andrew (Keena), Marcus (Alesha), Rachelle (Nathan), Aleesha (Brandon), Timothy, Jacquelyn, Christena, Matthew and Benjamin. He also leaves a 3 rd generation legacy with his great grandchildren; Zara, Zoe, and baby soon to make an appearance in March 2022. Dear brother of Erika Mayhew (the late John) and Peter Spadzinski (Esther, and the late Brenda). He will be missed by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Anna (née Ziesmann) and Adam Spadzinski, his 2 sisters, Frieda and Martha, and brother Ernst.
Reinhold was born in the town of Michalkowo, West Prussia, on October 2, 1935. He was the 3rd of six children born to Adam and Anna. Having survived many struggles during the war years, the Spadzinski family emigrated to Canada in 1953 and settled in Sudbury. Reinhold returned to Germany in 1959 to attend Bible School and graduated in the spring of 1961. During his time of study, he met Margarete Arle and in June 1961 they were married. Less than a month later, Reinhold and Margarete were on a ship to Canada (on the Arkadia) and settled in Sudbury with family already there. Here they ministered for the next 3 years. They were blessed with their firstborn, Ernie, in 1962, and second born, David, in 1963. It was then, in 1963, they moved and settled in Niagara. They lived in Niagara Falls for the next five years and planted a church there (German Branch PAOC). Andrew, their third son, was born in 1966. The family moved to a home they built in Welland, in 1969, and only recently moved back to Chippawa, Niagara Falls. Reinhold worked at General Motors for 26 years while pastoring in several churches. Following his retirement from GM in 1991, Reinhold continued to minister in a lead pastor role until 2003, and as an associate, until 2017, at the Lighthouse Church of God in Niagara Falls. Reinhold was a hardworking, compassionate man who found great fulfilment in serving His Lord, in Ministry, and in loving his God and his family. He will be greatly missed by many! With respect to Reinhold’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will take place at The Lighthouse, 8652 Sodom Road, Niagara Falls, on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 10 AM. A livestream link will be posted at lighthouseniagara.com for any wishing to join us remotely on that day. If you are planning to attend personally, please register at lighthouseniagara.com with numbers attending. As an expression of sympathy, donations to Gentle Hands Inc. would be appreciated by the family. Donations can be made directly at: https://gentlehandsorphanages.com/donate/#donatecanada
A Celebration of Life
Date & Time:
November 6, 2021
10:00 am until 11:00 am
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