Author launches new book

Ernie Reimer is a former Abbotsford resident who will visit the community on Nov. 17 to read from "It's Been Good."

Former Abbotsford resident Ernie Reimer will be in the community on Sunday to read from his new book.

Former Abbotsford resident Ernie Reimer will be in the community on Sunday to read from his new book.

Former Abbotsford resident Ernie Reimer will be in the community on Sunday, Nov. 17 to launch his new book It’s Been Good.

Reimer grew up on his parents’ Huntingdon Road farm during the Depression and the Second World War.

After attending South Poplar and North Poplar elementary schools, MEI and UBC, he relocated to teach in Newfoundland, the Northwest Territories, and Fort St. John.

Soon after the collapse of the Soviet Bloc, he helped to found – and taught at – a new university in Lithuania.

Reimer’s book is a memoir in which he recounts many of his experiences and shares many of the lessons that he has learned along the way.

These include field experience gained on the job – whether as a farm boy, a customs officer, a teacher or university president – to insights gained through the heartbreak of losing a spouse to cancer.

The book is illustrated with photos and maps.

Reimer will be reading from his book (which will be available for purchase) on Sunday at 7 p.m. at a book launch party in the foyer of South Abbotsford MB Church, 32424 Huntingdon Rd,.

The event is free.