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Rainier Philipp Lumbang Mina



Rainier Philipp Lumbang Mina was born on September 7, 1981, in Manila, Philippines, and was the eldest of three boys. As a child, he enjoyed watching wrestling and playing sports. In 1992, the family of five immigrated to Canada and settled in Richmond, BC. As a family, they were actively involved at St. Monica’s Parish and all three boys were altar servers.

Rainier graduated from H.J. Cambie Secondary School in Richmond, BC, in 1999. During high school, Rainier was actively involved in the music program as a percussionist in the concert band. Additionally, he joined the Royal Canadian Army Cadets, rising to the rank of Sergeant. Rainier attended the Vernon Army Cadet Camp for multiple summers as both a course cadet and a staff cadet. Simultaneously, he played the snare drum for the camp’s marching band and also contributed to the 72nd Seaforth Highlanders of Canada Pipe and Drum Marching Band.

After high school, Rainier ventured into various jobs and eventually found success in the towing business where he enjoyed being on the road most of the time.

With a passion for the outdoors, Rainier loved camping, fishing, and overlanding in his beloved 4Runner. He frequently ventured into the wilderness around Harrison Lake, Chilliwack and other locations in the Lower Mainland with the BC Overlanders group.

On February 11, 2024, Rainier Philipp Lumbang Mina, aged 42, passed away peacefully at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, BC. He is survived by his parents, Rosauro and Cristina, his two younger brothers, Ronnel and Renfred, and is remembered as a brother-in-law to Joen and Chanelle. He was an amazing uncle to his nieces, Kylie, Katharynn, and Charlotte.

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