The Passing of Jacqueline Reimer


Our dear friend and dharma sister, Jacqueline Reimer, died May 4, just before sunrise, as the sky was turning a luminous orange-gold.

Jacqueline’s strong, cheerful spirit and quirky sense of humour were undiminished by illness.  In her last days, she was utterly fearless, aware and joyful. What a warrior!  KI KI SO SO!

Jacqueline’s Sukhavati will be held at the Halifax Shambhala Centre on Friday, May 6, at 11 a.m.  You are welcome to attend in person or on Zoom.  If you would like to attend on Zoom, here is the link:

Meeting ID: 844 8848 9236

Passcode: 108108

If you would like to attend in person, registration will be required, since space is limited.  You can register to attend here.

There will be an opportunity to practice with Jacqueline’s body in the main shrine room from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, and from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. on Friday.  The HSC doors will be open from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Thursday. If you would like to visit at another time, please respond to this email to get a temporary code for the front door.

We will certainly miss Jacqueline!  Along with being a devoted practitioner and a good friend, she was an extremely dedicated volunteer for many years, humbly and cheerfully pitching in whenever and wherever she was needed.

With sadness,

Meg Vigerstad

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Stephen E Ellenburg
2 years ago

Attended several fire pujas with Jackie. Quite delightful. Remember once, she was sitting behind me at feast, very energized, her dorje flew out of hand and she conked me. I handed it back and she laughed uproariously.
Will sure miss her and her sense of humor.

Linda Lewis
2 years ago

Jacqueline had a wonderful laugh, which seemed to reset or pop everyone into a fresh state of mind. She was so cheerful and confident, and always willing to help at the Halifax Shambhala Centre. I was able to see her at the hospital briefly Sunday morning, and although she'd been breathing in a strained way, came out of that to smile, the artist in her quickly noticing my earrings, and then remembering a time we shared at Dorje Denma Ling. She was lovely and lovable to the last.