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CRAMER – Patrick Joseph

October 10, 1926 – October 10, 2010

Rev. Patrick Joseph Cramer passed away on Sunday, October 10, 2010 at the age of 84 years.

Patrick was born October 10, 1926 in Drumheller, AB. He was ordained to the priesthood on May 21, 1950 by Bishop F Carroll at St. Anthony’s Church, Drumheller. Father Patrick served as assistant at St. Mary’s, Cathedral, Calgary and Christ the King Church, Claresholm. As Pastor, he served at Our Lady of Lourdes, Warner, St. Francis de Sales, High River, St. Mary’s, Brooks, St. George’s, Hanna and in Calgary at St. Joseph’s, St. Lukes, St. Anthony’s, St. Albert the Great and Sacred Heart. Father Patrick served as Vicar General from 1976 to 1998.

Father Patrick is survived by seven nephews, George Webber, Jim Webber, William Webber, Tom Perko, Rick Perko, Jeff Perko and Mark Perko; six nieces Patricia Lace, Mary Baines, Margaret Webber, Betty Michaud, Mary Jones and Kathy Perko, brother-in-law Tom Perko and numerous great nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his siblings, Delphine (George) Webber, Maryanne Cramer, Dr. Joseph (Maryanne) Cramer and Betty Perko.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at St. Mary’s Cathedral (219 – 18th Avenue S.W.) on Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.

Mass of the Resurrection will be concelebrated at St. Mary’s Cathedral (219 – 18th Avenue S.W.) on Friday, October 15, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. with The Most Reverend Frederick B. Henry DD, Principal Celebrant Graveside Service to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Rev. Patrick Cramer, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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  1. Arrigo and Mary Chiste :

    We are sorry to hear of Father Cramer’s passing.

    Our prayers are with him.

    May he rest in peace.

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  2. I just wanted to give my condolences and prayers to Father Cramer’s Family and loved ones. I was one of fathers alter servers and received my first holy communion from him. He was a man of God and we were blessed to have him in our lives. May he rest in peace and continue to bless us with his presence from heaven above.

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  3. Arna and Lea Cornelesen :

    The Cornelesen family sends it’s condolences. We love Father Pat when he was at St. Anthony’s Calgary and his Dutch connection always made for interesting talks.

    May God bless you all during this difficult time.

    Arna and Lea Cornelesen

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  4. St. Anthony's C.W.L. (Calgary) :

    St. Anthony’s C.W.L. which he helped to reinstate after 25 years absence, sends it’s sincere condolences. Our prayers will be with him. Father Pat has certainly earned a heavenly spot after his good and faithful service.

    May God bless you all.

    Lea Cornelesen
    President, St. Anthony’s C.W.L. (Calgary)

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  5. My husband and I were married by Father Pat at St. Luke’s in 1985. I am forever grateful for the counsel he gifted us with before the wedding. He asked that we find something to celebrate in each day and that we do so over a shared meal every day. Through all of the busy years since then, we made dinner with each other and our children a priority, and ate together most of the time. Dinner became a time of discussion, connection, and celebration – and I believe that is one of the roots of our happy marriage and close relationship with our children. God bless Father Pat for his wisdom, generosity and openness.

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  6. Dianna McCool :

    My prayers and deepest sympathy goes to the family of Father Cramer. Father Cramer was a part of my First Communion and Confirmation in the 70’s at St. Luke’s church. I volunteered in the office a long time ago but still rememeber his wonderful dispositon, kindness and warm smile. What a terrific person God made and now has called back to Heaven.

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  7. Cheryl Olson Harper :

    I would like to extend my prayers and deepest sympathy to Fr. Cramer’s family. He was a very good friend to me for many years and I will miss his kindness, warmth and genuine understanding. I’m sure God will be pleased with his work on Earth and now he can be with Him in Heaven!

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  8. My most sincere condolences to all Father Pats family and friends. Father Pat married my wife Kathleen ( Calon ) Diggens and I back in 1981. I met Father Pat many times prior to our wedding, as my wife and her family are related to the Cramer family, and with each occasion that I met with Father Pat before or since that happy occasion I always enjoyed Father Pat’s sense of humour and his well spoken ways. He definitly will always be remembered fondly by us, especially since he sent us on our path as a happily married couple. I am positive that all those that Father Pat knew, blessed, married, and confided in feel the same loss, but also feel blessed to have known such a decent and caring person.

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  9. Elizabeth Hogan :

    To Betty Michaud and family.

    My thoughts are with you on the death of Father Cramer. I recall he officiated at your wedding. He was a fine man.
    Best regards and sympathy,
    Elizabeth Hogan

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  10. David & Donna Pearson :

    Our love and our most sincere condolences go out to Father Pat’s family. He was a wonderful Priest and certainly did walk in Our Lord’s footsteps. We are sure that he is in the Arms of Our Lord. We thank him for all his goodness and kindness!!!!

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  11. Father Pat:

    Life passes too quickly, but in your time with us, you filled the lives of so many with love, compassion and a strong faith.

    Though we are all saddened by your passing, it is a time of celebration! Time to celebrate how much wonder and kindness you brought to this World!

    May God Bless you and all of your family.

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