Wednesday, December 23rd, 1931 – Monday, May 8th, 2023
Rainer Klaus Emmerich Josef Machold December 23, 1931, to May 8, 2023
Rainer died peacefully at home on May 8, 2023, in his 92nd year.
He was born into a German-speaking community in the town of Troppau within what was then Czechoslovakia (present day Czech Republic) on December 23, 1931, to Wilhelm and Paula Machold. A WWII survivor, he lived a full, interesting life taking up many amazing opportunities as they presented themselves. At the end of the war, he and his family moved to Goetzis, Austria. He subsequently immigrated to Syracuse, New York in his twenties and then to Creemore, Ontario. He took great pride in his careers in farming and insurance. He loved nature and the outdoors, especially skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, walking and camping. Rainer was a long-time member of the Taoist Tai Chi Society in Collingwood. He also enjoyed painting and traveling. There was no better man.
Rainer is survived by his beloved wife, Rita, children, Marc, Tanya, Clea and Rhys, granddaughters, Sascha, Heidi and Finnley, sister, Gretlis, brothers, Dieter, Manfred and Eric, sons-in-law, David and Eddy and daughter-in-law, Malene. He will be missed by his sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews and their families and many dear friends. Predeceased by his grandparents, parents, older brother, Wilhelm (Willi), aunt and uncles.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Rainer’s personal support workers, Irene, Kate, Sheila, Antan, Christine and Princess, his nurse, Kim and his family doctors, Scott Houston and Alex Pearce for their compassionate care that allowed him to fulfill his wish to die at home.