April 21, 1916
– August 23, 2012
Susana was born on the family homestead near Rosthern, Saskatchewan to parents Jacob and Elisabeth Reimer. The family moved to Renata when she was very young, where they owned a fruit orchard. She married Peter Doell on Oct. 1, 1940 and together they lived in various communities before returning to Renata. In 1965 they purchased a house in Foundation Homes and Pete was employed at the Hugh Keenleyside Dam (then known as the Hi Arrow dam)
Susie was predeceased by husband Peter in 1971, her parents Jacob and Elisabeth Reimer, her stepmother Catherine, siblings Elisabeth Williamson, Jacob Reimer and Franz Reimer. She mourned the losses of her nieces Judith Elliot, Jacqueline Yocom, Wendy Reimer , nephew Ken Reimer and her great niece Susan Merrilyn Spiers. She is survived by her sister, Maria Rempel (Calgary) and sisters-in-law, Betty Reimer (Victoria) and Susan Reimer (Vineland, Ont.) as well as many nieces, nephews and their families.
In her early years she loved crocheting, embroidery, travelling, and socializing with her many friends. The past few years she loved her Word search books and everything written about the Royal family. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie #22 for 59 years.
For the past several years she lived independently in her own home with the support of many including her niece Joanne (Harold) Baker and nephew Gerry (Carolyn) Rempel. The family greatly appreciates the kindness of Diane Bezaire, Sharon & Bob Taylor, Loretta Davidson and Sheldon Knutson over the years. Thank you to the caring Home Support workers. Thank you also to the Castlegar Funeral Home for looking after the arrangements.
It was her greatest wish to live in her own home until her passing but unfortunately it was not to be. She passed away at KBRH in the early morning of August 23.
Helium balloons and messages of love have been sent to Heaven by her special greatgreat nieces Savonnah, Shailynn, Akaysha and Lyla and her greatgreat nephews Ty and Kohan. Cremation has taken place and her ashes will be interred in the Robson Cemetery at a later date. A Celebration of her Life is planned for her birthday weekend April 2013.
Aunt Susie did not have children of her own, but she mothered many. It was important to her that all children are taken care off. If you would like to help honor that wish, donations in her memory can be sent to
Vancouver Easter Seal House
3981 Oak Street
Vancouver, BC V6H 4H5
Or online at www.lionsbc.ca