Manitoba

Winkler pastor mourns father who died in Ontario ICU

In his 58 years living in Winkler, Abe Reimer was rarely alone. His son never could have imagined that he would die alone in a Thunder Bay ICU.

'If he got out of the hospital, he was going to get the vaccine'

Abe Reimer, of Winkler, was a hockey fanatic who played as a child and coached as an adult. One of his son's fondest memories of Abe is watching him taking part in an old-timers NHL hockey game that came through Winkler, a rare moment of unbridled joy from his father. (Submitted to Winnipeg Free Press)

In his 58 years living in Winkler, Abe Reimer was rarely alone.

He had grand- and great-grandchildren, including triplets on the way. He was well-known and well-loved in the close-knit southern Manitoba community.

His son never could have imagined that he would die alone in a Thunder Bay ICU.

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