Gloria Reimer (née Barsky)

May 18, 1936 - October 3, 2023

In Loving Memory

Gloria Reimer (née Barsky)

Gloria Reimer (née Barsky), born on May 18, 1936, in Vancouver, BC, passed away peacefully on October 3, 2023. She was the beloved wife of Gerry Reimer for an incredible 60 years. After meeting in White Rock, Gloria became a tireless supporter of Gerry during his baseball career, before finally returning to Enderby with their two children. Here they established themselves and ran a cherished local department store. Gloria’s dedication and hard work were evident in every aspect of her life, whether it was managing the store or caring for her family. Gloria was not only a dedicated family woman but also an active and engaged member of her community.

Gloria shared her talents generously. She was known for her creativity and craftiness, a skill she lovingly poured into cross-stitching beautiful family Christmas stockings that will forever be cherished. Her culinary talents were equally legendary; Gloria’s cooking and baking were second to none, delighting her family and friends with delicious meals and treats on countless occasions.

In addition to her husband Gerry, Gloria leaves behind a loving family that she cherished deeply. She was predeceased by her parents Jack and Mary Barksy, and her sister Josephine Lambert. Gloria’s memory will forever be carried on by her son Kevin Reimer and his wife Christine, and her daughter Sherri Castle and her husband Curtis. She was a doting grandmother to four adoring grandchildren: Quaid, Shelby, Paige, and Téa, who will always hold her close in their hearts.

May she rest in peace.

Arrangements entrusted to

Cypress Funeral & Cremation Services

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Comments: 10

  1. Toni Russell says:

    Gloria, you were a Grandma most kids only dreamed of! I always felt welcome and cozy in your home. It’s evident what an amazing mother you were in how wonderful of parents your kids are. Big hugs and love to Gerry, auntie Sherri, uncle Curtis, uncle Kevin, auntie Christine, Quaid, Shelby, Paige and Téa.

  2. Tawny Whitaker says:

    Mrs. Reimer was always such a lovely & gracious lady to both myself & my brother, and what a wonderful cook – a skill which she passed down to her lovely daughter, Sherri. Our condolences & love to the entire family.

  3. Valerie Van Tine-Janzen says:

    We were so very fortunate to be able to share in the lives of Gloria and Gerry and their family, for so many years. She was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother and friend and we will miss her dearly. She was loved and cherished during her lifetime and she will continue to live on in our memories, being honoured and remembered with love.

    Valerie, Stewart, Rein and Brianna Van Tine-Janzen

  4. Elmer and Betty Halvorson says:

    We are so sorry for your loss, she was a very special friend ,,the travelling we did , golfing ,,
    She was a very kind lady ,
    She’ll also hold a piece of my heart
    Loved her

  5. Naomi McKay says:

    She made her home a place loved ones and friends gathered for summer activities at the lake. If the Bluejays were on when we walked in, her and Gerry would be watching intently. Then she’d have to get up to check on something in the oven. It’ll be etched in my mind forever, the wafting of dinner rolls or home made bread, when we entered the house. I’d eat something she made and immediately ask for the recipe! I have Gloria’s blueberry buckle recipe in my own cookbook. Sherri, I love that she passed those skills on to you, cause we all benefit! We’re going to miss sitting on the deck waiting for the toasted spinach dip with rosemary to make its appearance. Sometimes when we arrived, her and Gerry would be out golfing, getting in a game before the hot afternoon. I love the memories of being with the family at the lake, Gloria in her element. She was just such a well rounded, grounded woman who was the rock of her family. Will miss her dearly. Big hugs to you all ❤️

  6. Gail and Joe Miller says:

    Gloria and her husband Gerry are close neighbours and friends.
    She was a a beautiful Lady inside and out.
    She fought a hard fight to overcome her medical problems.
    We are so very sorry to hear of her passing,
    But to know that she is finally at rest from her long battle is comforting.

    Our hearts and love go out to Gerry and All the family,
    In this you’re time of sorrow.
    We send our most sincere condolences
    Joe and Gail Miller

  7. Desiree Roell says:

    Sending my condolences to the family.
    I have fond memories of Gloria in the store , always a big help and super friendly , which was much appreciated !
    Also wishing you much strength , now and in the future. Keeping you in my thoughts. Desiree Roell.

  8. Abby & JP says:

    Gloria was one of the first Enderby-ites I met when I arrived in Enderby 45 years ago. Her clothing store was filled with quality goods and she treated her customers with smiles and individual care. She was the untiring fan of her talented husband Gerry and her son, Kevin who both became international baseball stars. She passed on her cooking talents to her daughter Sherry who continues to share Gloria’s recipes and unique presentations. Gloria was a gentle lady with a quick smile and a caring response. She will be missed!!

  9. Kathy Cook says:

    She truly was a gem Wonderful memories if my Mom’s ‘little sister’ Best Auntie ever, she will truly be missed

  10. Wade&Andrea Van Dresar says:

    I just returned home from work and saw your Mom’s obit in the store. Our sincere condolences to Gerry, Kevin&Christine,Sherri&Curtand all the kids and families members. This is truly a loss of another iconic Enderby resident. Take care all.

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