Born In: Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada
Born: March 3rd, 1944
Passed in: Fort St. John, British Columbia, Canada
Passed on: May 18th, 2012
Timothy Reid Rempel went to be with the Lord on Friday May 18, 2012 at the age of 68. Tim was born in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan on March 3, 1944 to Ben and Susie Rempel. He was the third of thirteen children. In 1951, the family relocated to Goodlow, B.C. to homestead.
At 14, Tim quit school to work for Bernard Little to help support the family. A while later, Tim was recruited to study at Peace River Bible Institute in Sexsmith, AB. There Tim completed high school and received a diploma in biblical studies. While attending PRBI, Tim spent the summers working for local farmers, counseling at Rock of Ages Bible Camp, and helping with
construction of the WAC Bennett Dam. At PRBI, Tim met the love of his life, Connie Erickson, and they were married on July 1, 1966. Tim joined the Erickson farm near Valhalla and after 10 years of marriage God finally blessed he and Connie with a baby girl.
While farming, Tim also drove truck and he and Connie operated a restaurant in Beaverlodge for a couple years. After 30 years of farming, the decision to quit was a difficult one. He went on to work for Alberta Hail and Crop Insurance, but found the summers too quiet. In 1992, Tim went to work as a Service Writer for his friend at Precision Automotive in Grande Prairie. Having always been self-employed, he felt a desire to pursue a business of his own and started up a Mac Tools franchise in 1994, which led him back to his hometown of Fort St John, BC. He loved
interacting with people and received many sales awards. Under the encouragement of Ray
Yenkana, Tim decided it was time to pursue a sales career where someone else collected the money! He joined ReMax in January 1999, where he loved and excelled at his work. When he took a break from his work, he enjoyed curling, fishing, picnicking, golfing, and quadding.
Tim had a heart for God and was actively involved in the churches he attended over the years.
He also served with the Gideons for several years. He believed in getting involved
in the community, which led him to join the Fort St John Rotary Club. He loved to travel, have fun, and to spend time with people. He had an
affinity for children and over the years he was involved with Pioneer Clubs, Junior Church, and driving the Sunday School Bus. Since 2005, Tim and Connie have enjoyed filling their home with students from around the world.
Tim was predeceased by his parents, Ben and Susie Rempel; his
sister Peggy; and his in-laws, Nellie and Martin Erickson. He will be sadly missed by his wife, Connie Rempel; his children
Pamelyn and Ryan Koehn; his grandchildren Joel and
Linnea Koehn; his 11 siblings and their families; his brother and sister in-law LeRoy and Ramona Erickson; his
“adopted” Canadian, Korean, and Colombian children; and countless other family members and friends.