Aron Reimer died Oct. 3, 2009 after a short battle with cancer. He was born Dec. 1, 1929 in Fuerstenwerder, Ukraine, to Johann and Maria Reimer. During World War II, the family fled to Poland where his father was taken by the Communists. In 1948, the family moved to Paraguay. In those difficult years of new beginnings, Aron accepted the Lord as Saviour. He was baptized upon his faith and joined the MB church in Volendam. Aron married Erna Eichhorst in 1955. God blessed them with 5 sons for a short time, then took them home at different ages. Those were difficult times and only by the grace of God was it possible to survive. In memory of their sons, Aron and Erna supported 5 Gospel for Asia missionaries. In 1962, the family immigrated to Canada. Aron was a humble, kind, and gentle man who loved the Lord with all his heart. He was a good provider and had a big heart for missions. He gave lovingly of his time and energy, using his carpentry skills to support Gardom Lake Camp, Willow Park Church, and other ministries. He is mourned by Erna, relatives, and many good friends.
Karla is a writer for Mennonite World Conference who lives in Winnipeg.