It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gerhard Reimann, husband of loving wife Ruth, father of children Regine, Christine, and Dieter, grandfather of ten, and great-grandfather of one. Gerhard passed away at St. Joesph’s Hospital on April 20th, 2015 at the age of 88 years.
Gerhard emigrated from Germany to Canada in 1955 and immediately fell in love with the North. His early years were spent working in a Gold Mine, and later he started his own photography business in Yellowknife.
In Yellowknife, Gerhard was involved with the local government where he served as Counsellor, Coroner, Board Member, and Chairman of the Liquor License Board.
Gerhard had a lifelong dream of flying, and in 1972 received his private pilot’s license. He and Ruth enjoyed flying for many years until they retired and left the North.
In 1986, Gerhard and Ruth moved, and made their home on Vancouver Island, where Gerhard enjoyed 31 years of retired life. He loved to travel with Ruth by his side, and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
Please join us on May 9th, 2015 at 2 p.m. for Gerhard’s Celebration of Life at Comox Valley Funeral Home located at 1101 Ryan Road, Courtenay, B.C.