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obits2_0002_Nicolai _Nick_ ReimerNick’s family immigrated when he was 4, settling in Coaldale. Nick accepted Christ as Saviour at 11. He left school after Grade 8 because he was needed on the farm – especially after his father’s death. However, Nick remained a reader and student for life. He attended 3 years at Coaldale Bible School, where he met Annie. He delivered milk and sold cars until his dream of being a dairy farmer became reality. He taught Sunday school for 30 years, helped with vacation Bible school and, in the early 1970s, was elected as lay minister. Nick and Annie retired to Coaldale in 1991 but built their home large enough so all 7 children could come home for Christmas. Nick’s woodworking projects grace his children’s homes and the church and have benefited MCC.

  • Birth: March 12, 1926
  • Birthplace:
    Karassan, Crimea, Ukraine
  • Death: January 30, 2016
  • Parents:
    Jacob & Anna (Penner) Reimer
  • Married:
    Annie Petker, July 2, 1950 [d. Dec. 5, 2001]
  • Family:
    children Margaret (Donn) Sherman, Bertha [d.] (Tim (Gertrude)) Geddert, Doris (John) Maxwell, Harold (Bernice), Wes (Sherril), Ruth (Glenn) Clark, Art (Paige), Henry [d. in infancy]; 22 grandchildren; great-grandchildren; 3 siblings
  • Church:
    Coaldale (Alta.) MB
  • Baptism:
    July 30, 1944