David Reimer

of Matheson Ontario passed away peacefully at Health Sciences North on Friday, July 12, 2024 at the age of 53. He is survived by his mother Elisabeth Reimer of Altona, Manitoba, and five siblings- Diedrich of Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Justina Brundige of Dawson Creek, British Columbia, Klaas (Audrey) of Foxworth, Mississippi, Helen Rock (Ron) of Ripley, Ontario, and Betty Basa of Winnipeg, Manitoba.  Father and grandfather of Tina, Laura, Elmer and Jonathan and two grandchildren.  He is remembered by 3 nieces and 7 nephews.  Predeceased by his father Edwin Reimer.

Visitation will be held in the Heritage Funeral Home, 20 Wellington Street South, Drayton on Tuesday evening, July 16, 2024 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  The Funeral Service will be held in Birchwood Funeral Chapel, 162 Hwy 52 West, Steinbach, Manitoba, R5G 1Y1 on Saturday, July 20, 2024 at 10:30 a.m.

David was born in Belize on December 6, 1970 to Edwin and Elisabeth Reimer.  In September 1975 the family moved to Interlake, Manitoba, Canada.  There David attended school at Lake Center School and Interlake Mennonite Fellowship School.  He was baptized at Interlake Mennonite Fellowship Church.  In his teens he helped Dad with the bee farm and had various other jobs, one of which was gathering eggs at a turkey farm.  In 1994, he married Helena Harder, and they had four children.  In 1996 they moved to Ontario where he worked in a hockey stick factory.  In the summer of 1998 they moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba and in the fall of 1998 and David and Helena separated.  David worked at Salome Mission in Winnipeg, Manitoba for a couple of years.   He moved back to Ontario where he worked various jobs, mostly driving truck, as well as taxi for Old Order Mennonites until his passing.