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Fort St. John educator passes

Former teacher, principal, and vice-principal Ernie Reimer being fondly remembered
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A former Fort St. John educator is being remembered as a true gentleman. Ernie Reimer passed away Friday at the age of 90.

A former Fort St. John teacher, principal, vice-principal, and school superintendent is being remembered by those who knew him as a ‘true gentleman.’

Ernie Reimer passed away at the age of 90 Friday.

The long-time educator had an impact on many -- clearly evident in a growing list of condolence messages to his family. 

Reimer grew up in southern B.C. but moved to Charlie Lake in 1964 after stops in remote Newfoundland and the Arctic.

The first principal of Dr. Kearney Middle School, one student, in a celebration of life post called Reimer “the best teacher I ever had.”

Aside from the seven years at Dr. Kearney, he was also the vice-principal at North Peace Secondary for another seven and three as the superintendent of schools.

A celebration of life is planned for Friday, August 26 at the North Peace Mennonite Brethren Church (10816 – 106 Street) beginning at 1 pm.

The family has asked, in lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy be made to the Mennonite Central Committee.

-with files from Alaska Highway News