Paul Riemer

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Paul Riemer
Paul Riemer, age 88, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 26, 2012 at the Palliative Care Unit of St. Paul's Hospital. Left to mourn him are his wife Dorothy, his brother Bruno (Christine), his children Greg (Ann), Debbie Judt (Bill), and Reg (Helen); his step-children Joanne Ferguson (Bob), Don Schmidt (Theresa), Dave Schmidt (Lynne), Catherine Braidek (Alan), Tom Schmidt (Sharon), and Rita Schmidt (Jack Adams); 5 grandchildren; 15 step-grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 3 nieces and 1 nephew. Paul was predeceased by first wife Waltraud (Neumann) Riemer in 1999.
Paul was born on March 20,1924 and was baptized in Tomascov, Poland. He and his family immigrated to Canada in 1925, where they settled near Borden, SK. Paul attended Concordia and Molewood Schools, and Saskatoon Technical Collegiate.
Paul convocated with Distinction from the University of Saskatchewan in 1947 with a Civil Engineering degree. Paul was on faculty at the U. of S. College of Engineering for 40 years. He retired in 1988. In his career he was most proud of the thousands of students he taught. He was recognized as a Professor Emeritus and received the Prime of Life Achievement Award from the University of Saskatchewan Retirees Association in 2011. Starting in 1955, Paul was a principal in the design and consulting firm of Douglas and Riemer, later Douglas, Riemer, Froc, Robinson; and finally SaskMont Engineering. In this capacity, he was responsible for the design of many major landmark buildings in Saskatoon, such as City Hall and City Hospital. He was named a Fellow by the Canadian Association of Professional Engineers, and also by Engineers Canada, in honor of his exceptional contributions to the engineering profession in Canada.
Paul was very involved in the community. He and his wife Wally were charter members of Redeemer Lutheran Church. He was the Chair of the Building Committee for the church. He was also on the Board of Directors for the Lutheran Sunset Home for 18 years, and chair of the Building Committee for Luther Tower.
Paul was a devoted family man, a great outdoorsman, and an avid photographer.
He was President of the Saskatoon Camera Club for several years. He was a great supporter of classical music and theatre in Saskatoon. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially at the family cabin at Turtle Lake. He also enjoyed traveling the world with his wife Dorothy taking photographs. Paul touched many lives, and will be missed by many.
The family would like to thank the staff of the Palliative Care Unit at St. Paul's Hospital.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Lutheran World Relief -
302 - 393 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3B 3H6 or Engineers without Borders - 312 Adelaide St. W. Suite 302, Toronto, ON M5V 1R2.
The Memorial Service will take place on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at
11:00 a.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 812 Preston Ave, Saskatoon. Interment to follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Acadia-McKague's Funeral Centre. Condolences may be extended to the family by accessing www.acadiamckaguesfuneralcentre.com


Published in The Saskatoon StarPhoenix from July 28 to July 30, 2012
Arrangements under the direction of:
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915 Acadia Drive | Saskatoon, SK S7H5N4 | (306) 955-1600
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