Date of Birth: June 26, 1936
Date of Death: June 27, 2022
Bart passed away on June 27, 2022 at Nicola lodge in port Coquitlam after battling Alzheimer's disease and cancer. Bart is survived by his daughter, Carolyn Reemeyer (Peter Wong); son, David (Alana); grandchildren, Jarrod and Kyler Wong, Jenna, Krista, Travis and Marisa Reemeyer; siblings, Marg Howard (Dennis), John (Lore), Mike (Kathy) and Debbie Perry (Alan); as well as nieces, nephews and their families. His former wife, Eleanor Reemeyer, and his partner Trudy Zonneveld also survive him. Bart lived in West Vancouver for most of his life, attending Pauline Johnson Elementary and West Vancouver Secondary before attending the University of British Columbia (BCom). He went on to University of California, Berkeley (MBA) and later juggled family life while running his own business (Bartel Industries) and obtaining a CGA. Participation in music was always important to Bart. He played the saxophone in the West Van Youth Band and in 1955, toured the United Kingdom with the Kitsilano Boys' Band (KBB), conducted by Arthur Delamont. He later played in the West Van Senior Band and with the KBB Alumni for several concerts. In the 1980's, while his children were active in the West Van Youth Band, he served as WVYB treasurer. Bart's love of singing began when he was young and continued to bring him joy throughout his life. He first became active in West Van United Church as a member of the Young People's Choir and he was a committed member of the West Van United Church Senior Choir for many years. He was also a member of the Gloria Dei Chorale of New Westminster, and the Choir of Trinity United Church in Port Coquitlam. Bart was a true Renaissance man; as comfortable on the dance floor as he was building a deck, fixing a car or making blackberry jam. He was passionate about anything train related and was an avid member of the West Coast Railway Association. Bart enjoyed being on the ocean any chance he had, particularly if fishing was involved! We would like to express our appreciation to the wonderful and caring staff in the Belcarra Neighbourhood at Nicola Lodge. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Alzheimer Society of BC or the West Vancouver Youth Band Society.