Peter P. Reimer


obit Peter P. ReimerPeter’s family immigrated to Manitoba in 1926. At 11, during family devotions on Revelation, Peter accepted Jesus. After the family moved to B.C. when Peter was 15, he attended Yarrow Bible School and South Abbotsford’s Bible school (precursor to CBC). He was permitted to work on his father’s farm as a conscientious objector, after a court challenge, because he was missing fingers. Peter farmed in Matsqui, B.C., 1947–1978. He volunteered to help build Mennonite Educational Institute, dykes with Mennonite Disaster Service, Silverdale church plant, and rebuild Matsqui MB Church after the fire. In 1971, Peter sold his farm quota due to a heart condition. In 1978, Peter and Stella moved to Abbotsford, B.C., where he enjoyed doing yardwork, biking, and woodworking for MCC relief sales and for grandchildren. They camped across Canada and the U.S. After being diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1988, Peter biked 10 miles per day. He loved Tim Hortons. Peter spent daily time in prayer and left a legacy of love for God.

  • Birth: July 11, 1922
  • Birthplace:
    Blumenort, Russia
  • Death: July 29, 2012

  • Parents:
    Peter Johann Reimer & Maria Kasper
  • Married:
    Stella Rachel Giesbrecht, Feb. 8, 1948
  • Family:
    Stella; children Sharon (Ben) Klassen, Luella (Dave) Thiessen, Doug (Glenda Neufeldt), Peter (Mariane Schmidt), Shirley (Konrad) Golbeck; 23 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren
  • Baptism:
    South Abbotsford (B.C.) MB