Reidun Corneau (nee Martinsen) Hart

Hart, Reidun Corneau (nee Martinsen)

April 2, 1939 to February 27, 2013

Reidun Hart passed away peacefully in the arms of family on February 27, 2013 at Bulkley Valley District Hospital in Smithers, B.C.

Reidun was born in Oslo, Norway on April 2, 1939 to her Mom, Ingeborg Johanson and father, Martin Hansen. She was the second of four children (Solveig, Ragnar (Ron), and Synoeve (Sylvia). Reidun along with her family immigrated to Canada in 1952 to the small town of Grande Prairie. It was in 1956 she married the first love of her life, Henry Corneau. Together they built not only a family but a legacy of love for years to come. In 1989 Henry passed away and Reidun began a new chapter in her life as a widow in the small town of Smithers, B.C. Reidun entered the workforce as a house keeper and ultimately an attendant for the well known “Wash the Works.” Reidun lived a life dedicated to God. If there was an achievement she sought after it was to share and spread the love of her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. This infectious love was evident to all who had the privilege of knowing her. In 1993 it was through this love for God which lead her to meet the second love of her life, Bill Hart. Together they made a team of prayer, love and support which touched not just their family but anyone they came in contact with.

Reidun leaves behind a rich legacy in her surviving six children and their spouses (Kenneth and wife Susan nee Walker, Roy and wife Terri nee Palmer, Cecile and husband Lee Manderson, Steven and wife Nola nee Leiterman, Robert and wife Melissa nee Hill, Sarah and husband Sean Endacott), 17 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. A celebration of life service was held on March 2, 2013 in her home church of Mountain View Assembly. Interment was at the Smithers Cemetery immediately following.


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