Reimer, Peter

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Funeral service will be held at 2:00PM on Saturday September 14, 2019 at the Pembina Valley Baptist Church. Viewing will be from 1PM-6PM on Friday at Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler and at the church prior to the service. Interment to follow at the Rosenfeld Cemetery.

Peter Reimer
1929 – 2019
 
Peter was born to Bernhard P. and Aganetha Reimer (Heinrichs), April 19, 1929 in Hamburg, Manitoba.  He committed his life to Christ and joined the church when he was 19 years old.  His father died two years later at the young age of 48 while his mother lived to be 92. In 1953 Peter moved to Rosenfeld and married Nettie Schapansky. Nettie died three years later from health complications at the age of 21. He was remarried a year later to Elda Klassen, on June 9, 1957 and they lived their entire married lives in Rosenfeld. They had been married for 53 years when Elda passed away Jan 17, 2011. Peter moved to Garden Park Estates in Winkler in the summer of 2014. Peter worked on the railroad for 20 years, beginning at the age of 18. He then transitioned into a carpentry career, building homes over the next 26 years, retiring at age 65. He then transitioned into helping Elda with their home business of sewing draperies for Leisure Travel vans, until he was 71. Hard work was always a part of Peter’s life and he enjoyed the outdoors, breathing the fresh air and working with his hands. His two yards and gardens were a good outlet for him. Peter was Elda’s main support amidst her many health issues, including a difficult battle with cancer over the last two years of her life. He was totally committed to and succeeded at caring for her at home, respecting her desire to stay out of hospital. In this situation and throughout his life, Peter trusted God as his firm foundation. He loved God and wanted others to know God’s love as well. Church involvement at the Rosenfeld EMC, Altona EMMC and Pembina Valley Baptist was very important to him. In addition, he prioritized reading his Bible and praying daily for the many family and friends he kept on a mental list. Many of these prayers were spoken during his daily early morning walks on the streets of Rosenfeld and later on inside his home at Garden Park in Winkler. Those who knew Peter well would often talk about his laughter, cheerful nature, perseverance and compassion, as well as his love of singing and food. He enjoyed skating well into his 80’s and wouldn’t miss a Jets game on TV. Family was central for Peter and his pride was evident as he would brag about them wherever and whenever he could.  His support and love were evident in many ways.
 
He will be greatly missed and remembered with much love by his four sons and their families:  Clarence and Bev and daughter, Samantha; Mel and Sherri and daughter, Madison; Vern and Sue; Marlin and Deniece and daughter, Megan. In addition, there were many other people in Peter’s life who were dear to him and will miss him, including siblings, in-laws as well as extended family and many friends.
 
Funeral service at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday September 14, 2019 at the Pembina Valley Baptist Church with interment at the Rosenfeld Cemetery.
 
Our sincere thanks go to the various family, friends, church members and medical professionals who were there for Peter and cared about him and for him. Donations may be made to CanAmera Baptist Missions International, a ministry of the Pembina Valley Baptist Church.
 
Wiebe Funeral Home, Winkler
In care of arrangements
wiebefuneralhomes.com

 

#1 Peter & Tina Klassen 2019-09-12 12:50
Peter smiles always made my day when he came to Cedar for meals.Got to know him at Garden Park & Cedar meal program.His smiles will be missed.My sympathy to you as a family.
#2 Ernie & Martha Martens 2019-09-12 12:58
To the Reimer family - our thoughts and prayers are with you. parting hurts regardless of age, but we can thank God for the memories that we can keep. I guess we can say rejoicing in Sorrow. Rejoice for your father but it leaves an empty chair. God bless you

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