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Peacefully, on Oct. 20, 2016, at the age of 92, our dear mom, grandmother, and great-grandmother passed from this life into her eternal home.
Mom was born on Sept. 24, 1924, the firstborn of Klaas R and Justina Plett. She was born and raised in the Steinbach area and had a close relationship with her four brothers and three sisters.
After completing grade 8, she attended a sewing class and always referred back to these lessons when sewing clothes for her 10 children and teaching us to sew. She accepted Jesus as her Saviour at an early age and was baptized upon the confession of her faith.
On Sept. 17, 1944, she married Henry R Reimer. They started their married life in Blumenhoff and eventually settled on a grain farm near Riverton, Man. Mom had a large garden and enjoyed raising chickens.
The farm was sold in 1994, just prior to Dad’s passing. After he passed, Mom moved to the Appledale apartments in Mennville and enjoyed 20 years there.
In Feb. 2016, Mom suffered from three heart attacks. At that time, all her children gathered around her, expecting that she would not make it out of the hospital. However, she rallied and was released from the hospital a few days later. After that, family members stayed with her every night, until she was able to move to assisted living in Arborg in May 2016, where she lived until her passing.
We remember Mom for her unconditional love, optimistic outlook on life, her prayers for her family and concern that they all live their life for Jesus. Mom’s radiant joy and inner peace came from having learned to trust God through all circumstances. She enjoyed spending time with people from all walks of life and everyone she met was touched by her sweet nature.
Left to mourn are her children, Mildred and Paul Harms, Klaas and Helen Reimer, Martha and Ray Dueck, Norma and Jim Ray, Florence Reimer, Jessie Reimer, Anne and Vern Kroeker, Esther and Kelvin Plett, Shirley and David Cavanagh; her grandchildren, Kim Bourrier, Ken Harms, Karyn Harms, Michael Harms, Krista and Steve Smith (Avery), Kurtis and Julie Reimer (Charlotte and Jackson), Chad and Michelle Reimer, Justin Dueck, Alayna Dueck, Karalee Dueck, Janine and David Dickson, Twylla and Arden Penner (Meritt and Maelle), Tyler and Chrystal Goertzen (Emma and Lily), Trenton Goertzen, Kevin Bacon, Allison Bacon, Michelle Bacon, Monique and Mark Josef, Dayna Kroeker, Nolan and Sophia Kroeker (Jacob), Jordan and Jesslyn Plett, Carson Plett, Kendra Plett, and Makayla Cavanagh. Mom was predeceased by her husband, Henry; children, Doris, Leona and Harold; grandchildren, Kristin, Jason and Renee Dueck; and two great-granddaughters, Mariah and Arielle Penner.
We would like to thank the staff at the Arborg Assisted Living for taking such good care of Mom during the last six months. Thank you to Friends Funeral Service for making the funeral arrangements.
– Her Family