R. (Rein) Sastok

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Rein Sastok was born on April 12, 1921 in Estonia. He passed away of cancer in Edmonton on June 12, 2000.

After completing high school, Rein also went to work for the railway.

After the hard war years and occupation of Estonia by Russians, Germans and Russians again, Rein escaped to a displaced persons camp in West Germany. Meanwhile, Rein's wife Laine escaped Russian occupied Estonia to live in East Germany. They were introduced by letter through a mutual friend. Rein and Laine were married in Holzminden, Germany on June 25, 1946. They lived in Bradford, Yorkshire in England and immigrated to Edmonton in 1953.

Rein was employed by Stewart Weir until his retirement in 1986. He was articled to C.H. Weir from 1956 to 1968 and obtained his commission as an Alberta Land surveyor on May 31, 1968. He obtained his Dominion Land Surveyor's commission on April 4, 1967.

Rein was proud to be an Alberta Land Surveyor and took great pride in his work. He was a surveyor who helped develop Alberta's oil and gas industry in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. Rein was a loyal employee who pursued a career doing what he loved to do best-being in the outdoors.

Following his retirement, Rein and Laine travelled far in their Volkswagon van. The American Southwest and Mexico were easily within range and overseas trips to Europe and Costa Rica were also included.

Brian J. Dixon, ALS