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LAMERS – Harold O.

May 5, 1933 – September 1, 2010

Harold O. Lamers, beloved husband of Irene Lamers, passed away, with his family by his side, on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at the age of 77 years.

Harold was a kind, gentle man who loved his work. He was loved by thousands of students over a thirty-five year teaching career as a teacher and principal with the Regina School Board. From 1968 to 1970, Harold took his career overseas to teach in Germany. Harold’s favourite hobbies were fishing and gardening. He took pride in making the best soup and cabbage rolls in the country. Many happy summers were spent in Echo Lake, SK, located in the Qu’Appelle valley. Harold was a very loving individual and was passionate about being together with his family. He enjoyed travelling with them. He was “the best dad and we were so close to him”! Harold and Irene were destined to be together and they married on December 29, 1954.

Besides his soulmate Irene, Harold is survived by two daughters, Patti Lee Davison and her husband Ronald of Calgary, Leslie Anne Forbis and her husband Michael of Seattle, WA; five grandchildren, Kimberley, Chelsea, Ashley, Cameron, and Logan; and a sister Joyce Lutsch and her husband William. He was predeceased by an infant daughter Cheryl Elizabeth in 1955; brothers, George, Joe and Henry; sisters, Elsie Leippi, Lena Hubick, Nora Braaten, and Lydia Gelmich; and his parents Julianna and Konrad Lamers.

A private family service was held. You may forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Calgary, Suite 201, 222 – 58th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2S3, Telephone: (403)290-0110, The family wishes to express their gratitude to the nurses at Extendicare Cedars Villa for their care and compassion.

In living memory of Harold Lamers, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. Marj & C.B. Wilson :

    Hi Irene and family,
    C.B. and I were so sorry to hear of your loss. Harold was a great person, teacher and friend. We had many fun times together, traveling, eating out and July at the cottage. Harold touched many lives and his gentle ways were enjoyed by so many.
    Love from us
    Marj & C.B.

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  2. Randy Langgard :

    I would like to pass along my condolence’s to Harold’s family. Harold was my Grade 8 teacher at RJ Davidson School in Regina, way back in 1966-67. I remember Harold as quite a stern teacher when he needed to be. We had a somewhat unruly class at times. On one occasion things got a bit out of control when Harold left the room to attend to some business as Principal. When he returned he caught us ‘in the act’, shooting erasers at each other with our BIC pens, which we used as pea shooters. Well, a few of us ring-leaders (myself included) got the strap for that – which was sort of a well-deserved lesson in life I guess. Anyway, no harm done, as I went on to complete high school and university, and later took up the practice of law here in Regina. I attribute my own success to teachers like Harold, who hung in there, despite our antics. As I recall, Harold had a theory that those who did poorly in his class likely were not paying attention, so he moved them to the front of the class. My own marks improved greatly in grade 8, with the result that by the end of the year I was sitting at the back of the class room (and causing more mischief too!). All the best to Harold’s family at this difficult time. He was, indeed, a great teacher.

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  3. Wanda and Nelson Falkowsky :

    Our sincere condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts are with you

    My condolences to you (we lived near during our Albert school days (Wanda Davidson)

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  4. Irene and family,

    Ken and I send oour sincere sympathy at this sad time.

    I have wonderful memories of working with Harold at Stewart Russell. He was very special.

    Amber MacLeod

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  5. I was so sorry to hear of Harold’s passing. We worked together at Wascana School during his first two years there as principal. It was a great experience, a fun staff with a caring and understanding principal. I recently came across some photos taken at a staff party at your place out at the lake graciously hosted by Harold and Irene. Please accept my sincere condolences Irene, Patti and Leslie in the loss of your dear husband and father. I know he will be greatly missed. Jan Devitt

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  6. Ron and Joan Meyer :

    We wish to express our condolences to you, Irene and your family. Our thoughts are with you. Ron remembers many happy times at the cottage at Echo Lake beside your Mom and Dad.

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  7. Joan and Dale Johnston :

    Irene and families
    Please accept our deepest sympathy.

    Irene – one of my last memories of Harold was of him picking me up at the airport and bringing me to see you at your new condo. I was on one of my Weekender Conference and Fall Fashion Shows. He later brought you down town to the hotel for the Fashion Show that you attended as my guest.

    May the love that surrounds you give you comfort and peace.

    God’s Blessing
    Joan and Dale

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  8. Elizabeth Magee :

    This condolence message comes from one of the thousands of students Mr. Lamers taught over the years in the Regina Public School system. Mr. Lamers was among the first male teachers I had and what a blessing that was as his quiet nature and kind teaching style were a good start to that process. May you rejoice in the happy memories you have of your life together.

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  9. Don & Norma-Jean Hill :

    Dear Irene & Family:
    We were saddened to read of Harold’s passing. Please accept our sincere symmpathy and know that you are in our thoughts at this time. We will always remember the good times we enjoyed with both of you. Harold’s support at school and your friendship was always appreciated.
    Don & Norma-Jean Hill
    Regina, Sask.

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  10. Donna Holbrow (Nee Pederson) :

    I want to add my condolences here although I hadn’t seen Harold for many years. I taught with Harold at Kitchener School my first year of teaching.

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  11. Beverly Sass nee: Willey :

    Irene: My friend, Julie Powell from Regina, emailed me the notice of Harold’s passing. I was so very sorry to hear it and I just wanted to let you know I am thinking of you. From what I remember from the 1950’s, Harold was a really nice man. I now live in Sardis (Chilliwack) and think of you whenever I see a car decal saying “Cherry Motors” as, if I remember correctly, you worked there many years ago. My best to you and your family.

    Bev (Willey) Sass

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