Dolores Ann Reimer
November 25, 1957 - April 21, 2013
Dolores died peacefully after a long battle with cancer at the age of fifty-five while surrounded by her loving family. Dolores is survived by her husband Allan Safarik and her children Scott Kusalik (wife Kelly Cisar), Jeff Kusalik, James (Jake) Safarik, Emily Safarik and Henry (Hank) Safarik. Dolores was predeceased by her father Herman Henry Reimer. She leaves behind her mother, Audrey Reimer (Cranbrook); brother, Greg Reimer (Victoria) and his wife Jo-Ann and their daughters Tanya and Amy; brother Rick Reimer (Saskatoon) and his wife Dana and their children Brenna and Simon. Dolores was born in The Pas, Manitoba but grew up in several regions of the country including Big Trout Lake in northern Ontario and Ft Smith, N.W.T. She went to high school in Cranbrook, BC and was a graduate of the University of Lethbridge. Dolores managed Classic bookshops in Calgary and in Vancouver and worked as a bookseller in Saskatoon. She had a long career working in the book publishing industry as a publicist, editor and publisher. Dolores was the author of two titles, "Ladies and Escorts", Black Moss Press and "Stone Baby," Hagios Press which was nominated for a 2005 Saskatchewan Book Award. Dolores was a former President of the Saskatchewan Writers Guild and was active in promoting writing and the arts. Dolores was also a genealogist who researched into Mennonite, Ukrainian, Slavic and Scots/Irish family histories. Dolores loved cooking, gardening, and quilting. She was a member of the Dundurn Quilters. In addition, she was an avid sports fan who cheered for the Flin Flon Bombers, Boston Bruins, Toronto Blue Jays, the Saskatchewan Roughriders and the Canadian Women's national soccer team. She was also a volunteer who helped organize and administer sporting activities for kids. Dolores was a huge fan of Dundurn and East Side soccer teams as well as for the Clavet Cougars hockey program. The family is grateful for the incredible care Dolores received from the doctors, nurses and staff at the Palliative Care facility at St. Paul's Hospital. In lieu of flowers donations to the Saskatoon Cancer Centre. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Monday, May 13, at 1 p.m. at the Dundurn Community Hall.
Published in The Saskatoon StarPhoenix on May 7, 2013