Reimer, Anna Heide

Anna (Heide) Reimer (nee Friesen)

1927 - 2012

Reimer_ANnaPeacefully, quietly and surrounded by the love of her family and friends, Anna Reimer went to her eternal home on Thursday August 23, 2012. She was in the Selkirk Hospital at the time of her passing. 

Born on September 16, 1927, Anna leaves to mourn her passing her son, Robert (Laurie) Heide of Stonewall and their children, Andrea (Glen) Gorda of Inglis, MB, Becca (Heath) Butler of Roblin, MB, Sara (Carmen) Marzoff of Inglis, MB, her son Wally (Judy) Heide of Winnipeg, MB and their son, Graham (Shannon) Heide of Niverville, MB, her daughter, Joyce Hill of Winnipeg, MB and her children, Cindy Hill of Winnipeg and Kevin (Dana) Hill of Winnipeg, her daughter, Bev (Marc) LeBlanc of Fort Saskatchewan, AB and their children Cristine Jansen of Edmonton, AB, Colin (Brenda) Jansen of Edmonton, AB and Brian (Tina) Jansen of Edmonton, AB, her daughter, Cathy (Vern) Heide and stepson, Taylor and seventeen great grandchildren. She is survived by her sister, Agatha Dueck of Altona, MB and her brother, Jake Friesen of Morden, MB as well as numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and many close friends. She was predeceased by her first husband, Herman (Herb) Heide in 2009, second husband, Diedrich Reimer in 1990 and her parents, Jacob and Agatha Friesen, brothers, Isaac Friesen, John Friesen and sisters, Mary Reimer and Katie Doerksen. 

Mom had a huge passion for Bingo and really missed being able to get out to play. She was unbeatable at checkers and loved to play and beat us at rummy. Mom had a great talent for knitting and crocheting, creating wonderful afghans, scarves, toques, doilies and dishcloths. Cooking traditional Mennonite fare was another talent of Mom’s and how the grandsons from Alberta especially loved her Hons Broden, Bubbat and Schmont Phat. We all loved her Roll Kucken and Glums Wareneki. 

The family would like to thank the nursing staff at Selkirk and District General Hospital for all the kindness shown to Mom and to the family. Also thank you to Dr. Margaret Speer for her care given to Mom, thank you to Pastor Lewis and Abe Reimer for ministering to Mom in her final hours. Mom fought a valiant fight, never complaining as she knew her faith would sustain her. Thank you to all who visited her in the hospital and at home. 

Funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday September 1, 2012 at Winkler Mennonite Church with interment at the Winkler Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, if so desired, donations may be made in Anna’s memory to either the Lung Association or to Cancer Care Manitoba, both available at the church. 

There is no disappointment in Heaven, no weariness, sorrow nor pain. 

Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler

In care of arrangements,

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