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KAMKE, Lawrence Ludwig

Lawrence “Larry” Kamke of Calgary, passed away on Thursday, August 22, 2013 at the age of 80 years.

Lawrence was born March 17, 1933 and grew up on the family farm in Manitoba. He moved to Alberta when he was in his early twenties. He married Norma Kell on June 26, 1971 in Calgary. Lawrence was a “Jack of All Trades”, if you wanted it fixed or built, Lawrence would do it. He was an avid gardener, wood worker, “tinkerer”, outdoorsman and a great story teller. He was a hard worker, who took little time for himself. Lawrence’s greatest joy was being an Opah to his grandchildren.

Lawrence is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Chris and Nicole Kamke and Dan Kamke, four grandchildren Sophia, Vivienne, Kaydon and Chelsie, a brother Ben Kamke as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife Norma Kamke on July 29, 2012, his parents Ludwig and Emma Kamke as well seven siblings.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, 2888 Shaganappi Trail N.W., Calgary, AB T3B 6A8, Telephone: (403) 955-8818.

In living memory of Lawrence Kamke, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Although we wish we could have kept you here with us for awhile longer, it was time for you to go. Your stories will forever be remembered and retold to our children. They will know their Opah loved them very much. We love you and miss you tremendously. Mom will be happy to see you…
    Nicki, Chris, Sophia, and Vivienne xo

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