Posted: June 17th, 2022


On May 26, 2022 Greg and Miriam Krein received the devastating news that their beautiful boy Houston Gregory Krein, age 33, passed away suddenly of a heart attack. He was enjoying a day on the beach playing soccer in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Houston lived life in the fast lane; sledding, quadding, boating, scuba diving, elephant rides in Thailand, hugging Koalas in Australia… he lived life to the fullest every day. Houston was born in Medicine Hat Alberta on October 10, 1988. Houston’s Dad remembers his first dirt bike and 4 wheeler rides at age 8, burning up circles on frozen wheat fields. Houston attended Medicine Hat high school until grade 11, then enrolled at SAIT for a three-year Recreational Vehicle Technician program where he received his general diploma, and an award for having the highest marks in the program in the province of Alberta. Houston then went on to achieve his Red Seal Journeyman certification, and was able to use his skills as an RV technician to repair bunkhouses out in the oil field. As a natural entrepreneur, Houston started up three successful branches related to the recreational vehicle business in Medicine Hat, where he was honoured as one of the top 40 businessmen under the age of 40. At one point in his young life he spent a fun filled weekend in the Okanagan with his cousins and decided to make a major move. Houston started out with the purchase of a property in Salmon arm BC, but found the small Shuswap town to be a little quiet for his liking. Houston then found and developed a beautiful property backing onto Mission Creek in Kelowna, where he continues to provide housing for adults over the age of 55. Once he got the Mansion Resort up and running, Houston’s attention was turned to yachting and enjoying the Okanagan lifestyle. Houston loved speed and thrills, and he always wore his heart on his sleeve. Houston was loved by many including special aunts, uncles, cousins and friends, many of whom called him brother; 3 honorary nephews and a niece that will always remember him as ‘Uncle Huey’. Houston was predeceased by his very proud grandparents Fred and Ella Krein, and Earle and Vivian Crowe. Friends and family who wish to celebrate Houston’s life on Sunday, June 26 at 11AM in Medicine Hat may email: kreinm@hotmail.com to confirm the location and number of attendees. Houston was a proud supporter of STARS; the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service. Anyone who wishes to donate in his name, may do so.

12 Condolences for “HOUSTON GREGORY KREIN”

  1. Toby Bleile says:

    Dear Greg and Miriam,
    So saddened to hear about Houston.
    We have many fond memories of Houston when he was just a young boy…your trip to Cranbrook as a family…
    And many good times visiting when we were in the Hat.
    Our hearts are so saddened by your loss… death truly is an enemy.
    Love Heath and Toby Bleile

  2. Hollstein Family says:

    There are not enough words in any language, that can even touch on the amount of sorrow you are experiencing right now. Please remember, the hope we all share, of seeing our loved ones again. May the memories you have, help easy some of the pain. We are thinking of you and if you need anything, let us know.

  3. Chris & Dixie Lee says:

    This is such a sad thing to hear of. It brings tears to our eyes remembering Houston playing with our boys. Words cannot express our feelings, and know you are suffering from the loss of Houston.

  4. Lisa Begin says:

    Sending my heartfelt condolences. Thinking of you at this terrible loss 🙏

  5. Tim and Jill says:

    Miriam and Greg. I can only imagine how you will carry on with the loss of Houston! He was a great Man! There are so many things that didn’t happen and are gone but the memories we have will be ours to keep! I have a piece of me that is gone now as well and I will cherish the time I had with him and the memories I have from when he was little at Mom and Dads and when I visited him and rode in his super car with him at the wheel! A dear close friend said this to me when I lost Louise and it was from his heart after losing his beautiful 20 year old daughter. in this time of sorrow. I want to share this with you because it helped me so much. Why? That’s what we ask. The truth is, we may never know for sure why. But, we do know that there is no single…..should have done or could have done or did or didn’t do…..that would have changed that why….all that love could do was done.

  6. Rick and Dodie McDonald says:

    Dear Greg and Miriam,
    Our hearts are broken for you in the passing of Houston. May the love and caring of all your family and friends in some way help ease your pain.
    May God be with you as you travel the road of grief.
    Sending our Love,
    Rick, Dodie and family.

  7. Delia / Brent Mishuski says:

    Delia and Brent Miskuski
    Our deepest condolences to you and your family.
    Houston will always be remembered for his great personality and smile.
    So young and accomplished so much in life.
    God took took you away too soon.
    We miss you and love you

  8. Matthew says:

    At a loss for words, but have a lot of great memories and a few crazy adventures we had. Like when I called on Houston to help me unstuck my truck, he showed up and planted his truck right behind mine. Then we called Greg with his brand new 2500GMC Diesel and proceeded to almost get it stuck and did some damage to it. Was always an adventure when out with Houston. Sending Love Miriam and Greg.

  9. Sheldon and Gail says:

    We know there are no words that take away the pain, sorrow, grief and longing, but this is to say the memories we have and share with both Greg and you will all have Houston in our hearts.
    Love, Sheldon and Gail

  10. Cheryl Palmer says:

    Sorry for your loss. I knew the Crowe family from growing up with them in Windsor Forks

  11. Paul Garson says:

    My sincere condolences to Houston’s family and friends.So very sad

  12. Louis and Valerie McQuaid says:

    Our hearts go out to you both. No words. 💜🙏💜
    The McQuaids

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