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Primeau service details

Visitation 2-4 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Friday at St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 7308 St. Joe Road

Funeral 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Alban's.

Reginald “Reggie” Primeau, 77, of Fort Wayne, died on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at Canterbury Nursing Home. He was born August 13, 1936 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan Canada, to the late Richard and Mary Catherine Primeau. He and his wife and family moved to Fort Wayne in 1961 where he played hockey for the Fort Wayne Komets. After his hockey career he worked in the food brokerage business until retirement.

He was proud of his many athletic accomplishments, his induction into the Komet Hockey Hall of Fame and Prince Albert Saskatchewan Hall of Fame, being named 1955 Athlete of the Year in Prince Albert and was honored to have his #12 Komet Jersey retired by the team.

He will always be remembered by his family and friends for his jovial laugh and infectious smile and leaves many wonderful memories for all to cherish.

He is survived by his loving wife of almost 58 years, Sonja; sons, Richie (Diane), Greg (Gretchen) and Rodney; daughter, Pam (Randy) Potts; grandchildren, Lindsey Primeau, Lesley (Dave) Slowik, Ashley (Jack) Runyon, Aimee (Shaun) Mungovan, Ryan (Ashley) Potts, Corey (fiancé, Lindsey Pape); great grandchildren, Carley and Courtlynn Slowik, Tanner and Cameron Potts, Dylan and Avery Mungovan, Ryder and Rysen Runyon and Ryder Pape; brother, Ron Primeau; sister, Elsie Knoble.

He was preceded in death by brothers, Alex, Ernie, Larry, Norm and Clarence; sisters, Phyllis, Lina, Alvine and Gladys.

A Celebration of Reggie’s Life is 11 a.m., Saturday, May 31, 2014, at St. Albans Episcopal Church, 7308 St Joe Road, with calling one hour prior. Calling is also 2-4 and 5-7 p.m., Friday, May 30, 2014 at St. Albans Episcopal Church. He will be laid to rest at Covington Memorial Gardens at a later date. In lieu of flowers, his wishes were to have memorials to the St. Albans Church and Youth Group.

A special thanks to all of the Canterbury Nursing Home staff and residents for their care and friendship to Reg and family. Also, thank you to the St. Albans family and our dear father Dan.