Edward John Reimer
May 19, 1951 – November 6, 2019
After a long battle with cancer, Edward (Ed) Reimer passed away peacefully in the early hours of November 6, 2019, at the age of 68, with his family by his side. Ed is survived by his best friend and wife of almost 47 years, Lorrinda, his daughter Sondra (Brent), his son Daryl (Anica), and his beloved granddaughters Caleigh, Laura, Caris and Madelyn. Ed was born in Abbotsford, BC, where he lived his entire life. He raised his own family on the property next door to the farm on which he grew up on. Ed inherited a love for farming from his father, and for most of his life was an egg farmer. He retired from farming in 1995, but returned to the lifestyle when his son, Daryl, moved next door to him on the original farm and they started the adventure of raising cattle together. Even through his illness, if Ed had enough strength and energy, you could still find him working in the corral or on the tractor. If he wasn’t at the farm, he could be found enjoying a meal with his family, or attending his grandchildren’s events. He regularly attended basketball games, soccer games, piano recitals and school concerts. His encouraging presence will be dearly missed. A viewing will be held on Monday, November 18th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm, at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 2310 Clearbrook Road. Graveside service will be held Tuesday, November 19th at 11:00 am at South Poplar Cemetery, 721 Gladwin Road, followed by a memorial service at 1:00 pm at South Abbotsford Church, 32424 Huntingdon Road. If you wish, in lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the BC Cancer Society. Ed was grateful to all the doctors and nurses who were so caring to him through his illness.
- Visitation Monday, November 18, 2019
- Graveside Tuesday, November 19, 2019
- Memorial Service Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Edward John Reimer
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November 19, 2019
I had the privilege of working with Ed for about 10 years at Abbotsford Community Services Recycling. Everybody was sad to see him go because they could not find a more hard working and reliable fellow to work with. I also remember Ed driving his reddish brown Ford truck that he had for over 30 years. This tells us the kind of guy he was who always took great care in everything he did. You will be missed Ed.
November 18, 2019
To the Reimer family
I was saddened to hear of Ed's passing. My deep and sincere condolences to his family and siblings. We had many wonderful memories from our childhood growing up together.
May God comfort you all in your time of loss with His presence and peace. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
Grace (Reimer) Anderson, cousin in Prince George BC
November 17, 2019
Ed and I had a lot in common. As a young boy, one of my favorite things was a visit from uncle John and aunt Katie and family. On one occasion, still quite vivid, we got to playing behind the davenport (yes we had those things, I think it pulled out for a bed). We were laughing and carrying on, about what I don’t recall. Our parents “shushed” us several times as they were visiting in the same room. Well when it was time to go, you would have thought the world had ended, it was that grievous to us. I will miss Ed’s pleasant demeanor, his sincerity, his gentleness and more.
Maggie and Don Reimer
November 14, 2019
We wish to express our sincere condolences and prayers to Lorinda and family of Ed. Though we know that God has welcomed Ed to his place in heaven, it is still really sad. I hope that all those wonderful memories will sustain you all. Maggie and Don Reimer
Dale and Diane Herbert
November 14, 2019
We remember an honest man, devoted to his family, and a pleasure to serve as a customer at Davis Meats. Sending our condolences.