LifeArt’s mission is to help people at life’s most difficult time. Day in, day out we work with families facing the tragedy of bereavement.
But this doesn’t make the death of someone close any easier.
We’re intensely sad to report the loss of one of our team this week - a much-loved member of the LifeArt family who has grown with the business over the past 15 years.
Award-winning artist Peer Bremer, who has lost his brave fight against cancer, was the creative genius behind many of our designs.
From brochures and catalogues to expo walls and coffins, Peer ensured LifeArt always stood out from the crowd.
Based in Sydney, Australia, he was perhaps one of the most versatile, intuitive designers we’ve worked with, having begun his LifeArt journey in the company’s early days with founders Eckhard Kemmerer and Natalie Verdon.
Peer can take credit for helping families to visualise finished coffins or caskets through his 3D rendering engine and LifeArt’s First Generation Design Online tool.
In addition to his graphic design work for LifeArt, Peer was an accomplished artist and had paintings selected for inclusion in the New South Wales’ Artists of Mosman Exhibition regularly since 2004.
He was also highly skilled at developing apps and can be credited with creating the award-winning Traffic Light Guide carb counter app for Sydney Diabetes.
In paying tribute to Peer, LifeArt International President and CEO Mike Grehan said the business wouldn’t be where it is today without his contribution.
“In life, sometimes you work with people who become much more than colleagues. Peer was one of those - a beautiful human being who lit up the room with a unique combination of charm and wit.
“He truly made LifeArt stand out, whether it was promotional designs or artwork for personalised coffins or caskets and we cannot thank him enough for that,” Mike commented.
He added: “We’re in total awe of his unwavering commitment and tremendous courage. Despite a long illness, he carried on working right up to the final days of his life. On behalf of everyone at LifeArt, I’d like to send our condolences to Peer’s family. He is sorely missed.”
Peer, who was 59 years old, is survived by his wife, Lihong, and two children, Natalie and Yuyou.
Life won’t be the same without Peer, but we hope he can sleep peacefully knowing that his work has made a huge and positive difference to bereaved families around the world.
Thank you, Peer, for everything.