July 7, 1927-May 25 2015
It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Elmer Schram. When Elmer passed peacefully, he was with loving family by his side.
Elmer is predeceased by his mother Willamena and father Peter. Elmer had 9 brothers, 4 have passed.
He also had a first wife whom he had 5 children with.
Elmer will be sadly missed by his loving wife Pearl, brothers Norman, Bob, George, Tom and Bill. His sons Wayne (Marlene) David and Kenneth. Daughters Bonnie (Brian), Wendy (Lou). Stepdaughters Sharon (Derek), Leona (Mark). He had 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Many nieces and nephews.
Elmer was born in Vernon B.C. He was brought up on Coldstream Ranch on the outskirts of Vernon. He later moved to Alberta where he met Kathleen. They lived in Wainwright Alberta. After having 5 children, she became ill and passed on.
Elmer then met Pearl, they married December 20, 1968. Elmer owned a automobile body and paint shop called Elmer’s collision shop. He was in a band called The Blue Grass Boys and played for many charitable functions, weddings and rodeos. He loved to play the bass guitar. He had a love for motorcycles. He loved western movies, music and read a lot of western books. He also had a love for golf and curling.
Elmer and Pearl moved to Campbell River with their children in 1970. He worked as a body man and painter in the automotive industry in the Campbell River area until he retired in 1994.
Elmer will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
Special thanks to the 3rd floor Nursing Staff and to Dr. Micheal Mechin at the Campbell River Hospital.
Service will be held on June 6, 2015 at 2:00 PM. St. Peter’s Anglican Church, 228 South Dogwood St., Campbell River B.C.
In lieu of flowers, donations will be greatly appreciated in memory of Elmer to St. Peter’s Anglican Church.
If tears could build a stairway
And memories a lane
I’d walk right up to Heaven
And bring you home again