Hermann Karl Bremer was born in Holzminden, Germany, in 1921. He grew up in the hills and forests of the Weserbergland. He later worked as a logger, driving horse teams. He was drafted in 1941, became a POW, first in France, later in England. After the war, Hermann worked at a plywood factory in his home town, until his emigration to Alberta, Canada. His family, wife and three daughters, followed a year later. In 1974, he and his wife, Liselotte, moved to Chilliwack, British Columbia, where he worked as a maintenance carpenter at Fraser Valley Foods. Hermann’s hobby was horses and equestrian activities. He taught his daughters to ride and his special interest was show jumping.
Hermann was an active member of the New Apostolic Church, and also, of the Lower Mainland NAC Seniors Group. Hermann had many good friends wherever he lived. His generosity, consistent good humor, and love of banter will be missed by his family and friends.
Hermann was predeceased by his wife, Liselotte, in 1997, and his grandson, Stephen (Schoeffel) in 2006. He is survived by his daughters, Christine (Rainer) Schoeffel, Marianne Jerry, Inge (Robert) Trueman and Evelyn Bremer, as well as 7 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. A service of remembrance will be held at the New Apostolic Church, 6665 Beaufort Road, Chilliwack, on January 17th at 2pm. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Chilliwack General Hospital or the BC Heart and Stroke Foundation. For online condolences, please visit
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