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REIMER, Peter Edward

Peter Edward Reimer died Dec. 25, 2006.

He was born Apr. 15, 1915 in Kaltan, Russia to Johann and Helena Reimer.

He immigrated to Canada in 1926 at age 11 with his mother, brother, sister, and brother-in-law. They first settled in Alberta and then moved to the Fraser Valley, B.C.

Peter met Mary Falk in Yarrow and they married in 1937.

He retired in 1980 from the Chilliwack Municipality, where he was a heavy machine operator for many years, and a supervisor for the last few.

Mary died in 1997.

In 2004, Peter married his long-time friend, Margaret Matties. She brought great joy to the last years of his life. Peter was a long-time participant at Yarrow MB Church and was baptized in Oct. 2006.

He valued family and faith, and loved baseball, good food, gathering with friends, playing games, telling jokes, and trying new things.

He is mourned by Margaret; children Betty Carlson, Evelyn Bartsch, Diane, and Ed; 8 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.


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