Blaine Leroy Rains
24 August, 1929 – 21 July, 2021
On Wednesday, July 21, 2021, Blaine Leroy Rains loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather passed away at the age of 91. Blaine was born August 24, 1929, in Warner, Alberta to Roy and Maggie Rains. On March 26, 1955, he married Agnes Nagel and they raised three children Lynden (Cathy), Penny (Gordon) and Kevin (Jean). Blaine and Agnes owned and operated the “Clip and Curl” Beauty Salon until he started his career with Revenue Canada Customs and Excise in 1967. He was stationed in various places such as Wildhorse and Coutts, Alberta, Torquay, Saskatchewan, Nelson and Trail, BC and finally retired in Red Deer, Alberta in 1990 at the age of 61. He has six grandchildren, Derek, Brent, Brenna, Laura, Michael and Bryce, and six great grandchildren, Avery, Mira, Tashi, Brielle, Maddison and Payton. After the passing of his first wife, Blaine met Effie Caston from Nelson, they married on June 29, 1996, and recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. Blaine loved sports and played ball in his younger years and was also an accomplished bowler and has played the game for over 50 years. He was an enthusiastic fan of the Toronto Blue Jays and was also an ardent hockey fan who cheered for the Vancouver Canucks. Blaine’s favorite TV show was Bonanza and he even got to visit the Ponderosa Ranch. Blaine was preceded by his father, mother and brothers Alan Rains of Lethbridge, Alberta, Calvin Rains of Warner, Alberta. He is survived by his wife Effie. His life will be celebrated with a small family gathering in Nelson, BC at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
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Blaine Leroy Rains
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6 August 2021
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Kathy Speirs (nee Huth)
30 July 2021
Hugs to family and a memory to share - as Blaine shared this each time we met, yup, my horse eating the pail of potatoes that he had freshly harvested from the garden! Along with a laugh he would always asked about mom and family, always so kind and considerate , so glad to have known to him.