John Diemer

DIEMER, John Mark

Sadly we announce the peaceful passing of John on Thursday, November 22, 2018 at WRH Metropolitan Campus at 72 years of age. Beloved husband of Helen (nee van Wezel) for 51 years. Proud and loving Dad of Dave and wife Stacie, Brian and wife Jody, Jeff and Joe and wife Krista. Cherished Papa of Shaelyn, Abigayle, Bryce, Jerah, Zackary, Mitchell, Julia, Rubie, Carson, Hudson and Opal. Dearest brother of Geraldine Heil (Larry), Theresa Curtis (Murray), Patrick Diemer (Theresa), Angela Hartley, Rita Walpole-Martin (Norm), Margaret Lafferty (Larry), Mary Reeb (Rick), Edward Diemer (Elaine), Timothy Diemer (Christine), Betsy Moison (Hermas), Christine Herniman (Rick), Robert Diemer (Brenda), Richard Diemer (late Debra), Roger Diemer, Nora Srigley and brother-in-law of late Leo van Wezel (Andrea) and late Marcel van Wezel. Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. John was a 2nd generation farmer, having farmed his whole life in Woodslee. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting and relaxing at the cottage. John and Helen spent their time together, often at their children and grandchildren's activities. He lived his life to the fullest making every day an adventure. Family and friends are invited to Reid Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Ave. E., Essex (519-776-4233) for visitation on Saturday from 6-9 pm and Sunday 2-5 and 7-9 pm. Visiting will continue on Monday, November 26, 2018 at Essex Gospel Community Church 335 Talbot St. South, Essex from 10 am until time of Funeral Service to celebrate John's life at 11 am. Cremation to follow. If desired memorial donations made to Bethel Christian Church or the Essex Food Bank would be appreciated. Family and friends are invited to share their memories or make a donation online at