It is with deep sadness the Reimer family announces the death of Harold David Reimer, of Swift Current on July 20, 2021 at the Cypress Regional Hospital. In respect of his wishes there will be no funeral. Cremation and burial to be arranged by Warren's Funeral Home. Ashes will be interred in a family plot at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Born in Swift Current on February 19, 1934 Harold was the third child of the late Dave and Hilda (Marsch) Reimer. He became the older brother to twelve more siblings. His immediate family consisted of seven brothers and seven sisters. In death he will join his beloved Shirley, his parents, brothers Melvin, Ronald and Allan, brothers-in-law Joe Yarrow and Garfield Oakman, sisters-in-law Henriette and Jeannette. HIs memory will remain alive in the hearts of surviving family: Shirley's children, Kandace (Vern Enslen), Matthew, Mark Anderson (Barb); brothers Victor, Murray, Garth (Avril) of Swift Current, Bruce (Chalong) of Thailand; sisters Eleanor Oakman of Winnipeg MB, Louise (Delnor) Johnsgaard of Swift Current, Delma Yarrow of Brooks AB, Norma (Adam) Schell or Medicine Hat AB, Donna (Murray) Hjermenrude of Ste. Anne MB, Audrey Laughlin of Penticton BC, Anne of Medicine Hat AB; sisters-in-law Alice of Medicine Hat AB, Sandra Hinks of Swift Current and also numerous nieces and nephews, their spouses, and grand nieces and nephews. Harold lived his entire life in the Leinan district, where he attended school, and in Swift Current once his formal education ended. He truly was a local prairie boy and he took pride in that. He had a wealth of knowledge relating to the history of his family and the community. One could say he lived life to the fullest. Many hours were spent socializing in the York, Healy and Legion. He had a long memory and his mind was sound. He was a great conversationalist and was never stuck for words of condemnation relating to politics, economics and current events both locally, country and worldwide. He was never lacking an opinion. Watching baseball, football, curling and hockey on television filled much of his time. Harold had a variety of work experience. A farmer, having farmed rented land and assisting at the family farm, construction helping his Dad on many building projects, a mechanic at Pioneer Co-op and fixing anything on the farm that needed fixing. He drove gravel truck for Delta Rock & Sand. He hauled cattle for Ed Lang. He also drove taxi and bartended. He always had a desire to own a nice car and he had many. His life took on new meaning when he met Shirley. Besides his own family he now enjoyed the addition of her family. Visits from all family were something he looked forward to. Harold always had a great love for animals. Several dogs found their home at the family farm because of his kind heart. One in particular will always be remembered, our Mom's little Tammy dog. He spent hours watching squirrels and feeding them peanuts. He had a pet bird that provided him much entertainment. His fish tank was another source of enjoyment. Over the last several years and especially over the last few months Harold struggled with various health issues. An Archie Bunker quote from the television series "All in the Family" is applicable. "They just want to get rid of us old guys and put us out to pasture. Well, I don't want to get pasteurized." This was very true in Harold's case. As each and every new health crisis came along he fought on. Now his struggle is over. He is at rest. His memory will live on. He will be missed. "Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transistion that is troublesome." Isacc Asimov. Arrangements entrusted to Warren's Funeral Home. For further information please call 1-306-773-8831 or 1-800-267-6606 or visit our website at www.warrensfuneralhome.com and express your sympathy to family members on the tribute wall.
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