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Toomer Vanderhorst Aimar, a longtime resident of Beaufort, South Carolina, died peacefully, January 20, 2021 at Morningside Assisted Living in Savannah, Georgia, under the care of Spanish Oaks Hospice.

He was born in Thunderbolt, Georgia on December 1926 to the late William Washington Aimar, Sr. and Eugenie Toomer Aimar. He moved to Beaufort in 1939. Mr. Aimar attended Clemson University before leaving school to join the US Army and was proud to serve during WWII. He was a lifelong member of The First Presbyterian Church of Beaufort before moving his membership to The First Scots Presbyterian Church of Beaufort. He was a former member of the Jean Ribault Society and was a current member of the Wednesday Morning Men’s Breakfast Club.

On May 1st, 1949, he married the love of his life, Jean Wetherington, at Independent Presbyterian Church in Savannah and they recently celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary. They had three children, Toomer Aimar, Jr, (Nancy), Claudia A. Webb, (Owen) and Alton W. Aimar (Mary Ryan).

He was pre-deceased by his parents, his sister, Barbara A. Goodwin (Malcolm), his brothers; William W. Aimar, (Pearl), Charles S. Aimar, (Jeanne), Neal V. Aimar, (Betty), nephews, Neal V. Aimar. Jr. and Peter A. Goodwin and a niece, Barbara Aimar.

He is survived by his wife, his three children, his three grandchildren, Nina W. Moynihan, (Jeff), Toomer V. (Trey) Aimar, Ill, (Colby) and John B. Aimar as well as his great grandchildren, Webb Moynihan, Penn Moynihan, Cam Moynihan, and twins, Emerson and Hampton Aimar. AESO survived by sister-in law, Roberta Aimar. Mr. Aimar leaves behind many nieces and nephews who are saddened to lose the Patriarch of the Aimar family.

The family will receive friends from 2 until 4 o’clock Sunday afternoon, January 24, 2021, at Copeland Funeral Service – One Copeland Drive.

The funeral service will be held at 11 o’clock Monday morning, January 25, 2021, at First Scots Presbyterian Church of Beaufort – 335 Sams Point Road on Lady’s Island. Burial will follow at The Parish Church of St. Helena Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to The First Scots Presbyterian Church – 335 Sams Point Road, Beaufort, South Carolina 29907.

The family wishes to thank Spanish Oaks Hospice for their excellent care (Missie, Crystal, and Colby) and also the wonderful sitters who were so dedicated to Big Papa. (Faye, Sandra, and Terri).

Online Condolences

  1. Joy Garvin says:

    Van, Nancy, Trey, Colby and all of the Aimar family, Ed and I offer our deepest sympathy. We pray for your heart break and peace. Love to you all

  2. Gays Rodgers says:

    I was so very sorry to hear of Beaufort’s loss. He was so kind, loving and funny. He always had a smile on his face. Growing up with the Aimar’s was so special. We will certainly miss him. Love and prayers to the family. Love you all, Gay

  3. Janie & Charlie Aeger says:

    Van,Nancy, Trey, Colby, Mrs Aimar and family.
    Charlie and I would like to express our deepest sympathy for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this sad and difficult time.
    Hugs and prayers!
    Janie and Charlie

  4. Norman L. Heidt says:

    Trey, so sorry to read about your father, great guy. Stay safe, take care of those twins and your bride.
    Norman L. Heidt

  5. Pat VonHarten says:

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Toomer. The Wed. B’fast group will miss him and the ones in Heaven have welcomed him. They sure had fun together and probably still are! Love, Pat

  6. Brian Aeger says:

    Mr. & Mrs. Aimar, Trey, JB and the Aimar family,
    We are deeply saddened by the news of your loss. We wish to extend our condolences and prayers to the entire Aimar family. Remember that we are here for you and always a phone call away if y’all need anything. Again, our thoughts and prayers to the Aimar family.
    Brian, Heather and Will Aeger

  7. Kathy Sherbert says:

    Claudia and family, I was saddened to hear new of your father’s passing. Your family is such a pillar of the Beaufort community. It is sad to see so many of our dear ones leaving us. My sympathy to all of you.

  8. Robert & Kathy Bundy says:

    Van and Claudia and family,

    Robert and I are so sad to read that your Dad has passed away.
    May God wrap his arms around you and give you peace.
    The Aimar family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  9. Angus Fordham says:

    Our Deepest Sympathy to the Aimar family. Toomer was a true American Patriot.

    Sincerely, Sally & Duncan Fordham

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