Karl Riimand

Obituary of Karl Priit Riimand

Riimand, Karl Priit

On October 24, 2021, in his 62nd year, Karl Riimand, passed into eternity surrounded by his family after a brief battle with cancer. Karl will be greatly missed by Shelley, his wife of 31 years, his daughter Krista Dekker (Jake), and son Michael (Rachael). Predeceased by his father Voldemar Riimand, Karl will be lovingly remembered by his mother Helju Riimand, his sister Sandra, and his niece Celeste (Giovanni). He will be loved and missed by his mother-in-law Irene Morrow, brother-in-law Danny, sister-in-law Shannon, and his nephew Todd (Layla). Karl was a kind and gentle man who loved God and maintained a steadfast faith in his Sovereign Lord. Many summers he worked as “Captain Karl”, a counsellor at Joy Bible Camp in Bancroft, where he and Shelley met in 1989. Karl worked for the City of Hamilton for 30 years in the horticultural department based out of Gage Park. For years he took particular joy in planting beautiful displays in the traffic islands around the city, as well as planting thousands of daffodils along the Linc. The Mum Show was a creative highlight every year. Karl was involved in almost every aspect of the show from growing the mums to creating displays to being part of the presentations for the public. In his last day, Karl was honoured by friends and loved ones at his own “drive-by Mum Show” on his street. His front yard was filled with over one hundred beautiful potted mums, each one a tribute to him by loving friends, co-workers, church members, camp staff, and geocachers. Family and friends will be received at Central Baptist Church, 300 Fairview Drive, Brantford on Friday, November 5, 2021 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Memorial Service to follow at 1:00 p.m. Covid restrictions require those attending to wear masks and practice social distancing. Cremation has taken place, and interment will held at a later date. Memorial donations will be made to Joy Bible Camp in Bancroft, Ontario. Memories and condolences may be viewed by the family at www.mccleisterfuneralhome.ca.  Central Baptist Church (519) 752-3778 https://www.cbcbrantford.ca/event/funeral-service-for-karl-riimand/

Friday
5
November

Memorial Visitation

11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Friday, November 5, 2021
Central Baptist Church
300 Fairview Drive
Brantford, Ontario, Canada
Friday
5
November

Memorial Service

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday, November 5, 2021
Central Baptist Church
300 Fairview Drive
Brantford, Ontario, Canada
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