On July 6, 2022, Gerald Frank Reimer passed peacefully into Heaven. The staff and membership of the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) send their heartfelt condolences to the Reimer family and all those that knew Gerald.
After graduating from high school in Steinbach, he went to Prairie Bible Institute for one year. After his return, he joined Reimer Express Lines in the family business started by his brother, Donald S.Reimer. He worked together there with his brothers until his retirement in 1997. During his career at Reimer Express Lines, he generously contributed to the business community, being involved in the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, the Manitoba Trucking Association, and the Canadian Trucking Association.
However, retirement from Reimer Express Lines did not mean retirement for Gerald. It was an opportunity for new investments and to take on more volunteering and fundraising roles in politics and his church, the Winnipeg Evangelical Free Church. Gerald is survived by his wife, June, son, Darcy (Tara) Reimer, daughter, Sheri (Merlin) Braun, grandchildren, Kristen, Matthew, Hannah and Josh, brothers Delbert (Noreen) Reimer, Donald (Anne) Reimer and sister Grace (Ken) Betzold. He was predeceased by his mom, Margaret Penner Reimer and his dad, Frank Friesen Reimer.
A celebration of Gerald’s life will be held on Saturday, July 16, 2022 at 2:00 pm at Winnipeg Evangelical Free Church at 500 Lagimodiere Blvd. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may donate to Union Gospel Mission in his honour.
For more information, please see Gerald’s obituary here.