Marie H. Reimer (nee Toews)
1921 - 2015
Marie Toews was born on September 2, 1921 in the Blumfield school district to Jacob and Anne Toews. She was the third of three children. Her sister Nettie, brother-in-law, Dave Giesbrecht and her brother, Abe and sister-in-law, Helen Toews predeceased her. She was baptized on her confession of faith at Plum Coulee Bergthaler Mennonite Church in 1942. Marie married Jacob Reimer on October 26, 1952, Earl was born in 1954 and Glenn in 1959. Jake and Marie made their first home on a farm just north of Kane on a ½ section of land. In 1967 they sold the farm and purchased a full section of land south of Holmfield, MB. In 1980, the land was sold and mom and dad retired to Winkler. On June 11th we took mom to Boundary Trails Health Centre and although there was momentary hope that she might be able to return to her home, it did not transpire. She continued to wane and yet her phenomenal resilience kept her going over the next four weeks. She remained firmly committed to prayer for her children, her grandchildren, her nieces, nephews and their children. Mom’s assurance and faith of her eternal home was firm until the end. Her prayer and request was “I just want to go home.” Home for her was the promise of the Mansion that Jesus promised his followers would be ready and waiting for her. Her responsiveness diminished and finally on July 8th at 4:13 p.m. fifteen years to the day when her dear husband left for home, she finally got her wish and Jesus came to take her home too.
She leaves to mourn her passing, two sons, Earl and Ruth Reimer of Winkler and Glenn and Myrna Reimer of Altona as well as six grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Funeral service at 2:00 p.m. on Monday July 13, 2015 at Winkler Bergthaler Mennonite Church with interment at Winkler Cemetery. We are grateful for the attentive care mom received by physicians and supporting staff at Boundary Trails Health Centre and for the kindnesses they extended to us as family as we sat with her during her last few weeks with us. If friends so desire, donations may be made in Marie’s memory to the Boundary Trails Health Centre Palliative Care Unit Box 2000 Winkler, MB R6W 1H8.
Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler
In care of arrangements