Saturday, October 22, 2011

Bob Reimer 1954-2011

On Thursday, the world lost an extraordinary human being. His absence will be felt forever but his presence will live on in all that he taught us. I have more tears than words to express just how much he will be missed, by us, by his family, by so many people whose lives he impacted. My heart is broken. 


Bob Reimer passed away October 20th at the age of 57.

Born August 11, 1954, in Steinback Manitoba, Bob lived most of his life in British Columbia before moving to Calgary in 1980 to start his family and ceramics career. He leaves behind three children; Julia, Peter and Angela, four grandchildren, his former parter and best friend Jeannie, a community of friends, colleagues and students. Bob was known as a passionate, loving, talented and humorous individual, an asset to the ceramics community and a beloved teacher. 

He touched many lives. He will be remembered fondly, and thought of daily. 

No words can describe the grief we are all feeling while coping with this sudden loss. We take comfort in knowing he did not suffer, he was happy and loved by many. A special thanks for all the support received from friends and family. 

We will be celebrating Bob, a remarkable individual, at North Mount Pleasant Arts center on Monday October 24th at 3 p.m. Please bring your stories, smiles and clay splattered pants if you have them. If you would like to send your thoughts or condolences please email or visit


gladventurer said...

My dear Robin and Eden, Sam and I were deeply saddened by your sudden loss. We sense your pain and trust tomorrows celebration of Bob's life will surround you with the love and stories of those who knew Bob to help comfort you both at this time.

kmfm said...

awe Eden. I am sorry to hear about your friend. Wish I was there to give you a hug!

Valerie said...

My thoughts are with you as you go through this difficult time. XOXO Take care.