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Carman Lemcke
In Memory of
Carman Joseph Arthur Lemcke
1933 - 2018
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Condolence From: Jean Miller
Condolence: So sorry to hear of Carman's passing, Rose. My sincere condolences.
Friday March 16, 2018
Condolence From: iain mcgibbon
Condolence: Bruce, my condolences to you and your family on your loss,
Friday March 16, 2018
Condolence From: George & Isabel Lee
Dear Rose & family;
We were sorry to learn of Carmen's passing & will keep you in our thoughts & prayers in the days ahead.
We enjoyed our shuffle games with both you & Carmen & other activities while you were at Hunter's Run.
May God Bless;
George & Isabel Lee
Friday March 16, 2018
Condolence From: Jim & Joanne Oatman
Condolence: We were so sorry to hear of Carms passing. He was a honourable and well respected member of the community. He truly was the "Gentleman of Shelburne". May you find comfort in all your precious thoughts and memories of him.
Friday March 16, 2018
Condolence From: Ken Maltby
Condolence: Rose, Bruce, Bill, and family. It is with a sad heart that I try to find some words to express my sympathy to you and your families at this time. I was fortunate to have known Carman through his years as our hockey coach, and later as a life long friend of my parents. I fondly remember the Christmas Eve Church service followed by food and social times at your house. Carman always shared his smile and warm laugh as we discussed current events. Of course, always lots of hockey talk.

I am not the only Shelburne boy who grew up appreciating Coach Lemcke. He was a teacher not a preacher, soft spoken not outspoken, firm not flamboyant. He ensured we played exhibition hockey games with teams from bigger towns, challenging us to improve our game. He taught us be good losers, when it was our turn. Fortunately that seldom occurred and Coach Lemcke enjoyed repeated success with a group of boys who grew up improving their hockey skills under his guidance. This world would be a better place if we had more coaches like Carman.

My only run-in with Police Chief Lemcke happened after a poorly thought-out Halloween escapade. My bright idea of swapping the town signs of Shelburne with Primrose got busted. Our crime involved both the Shelburne Police and OPP, as we had crossed the town line. To make things worse, I had conned our starting goalie and two starting defencemen into thinking "this could be fun". At the scene I overheard some of the conversation between Chief Lemcke and the OPP officer. It seemed we were destined for crowbar hotel. Then miraculously Chief Lemcke negotiated 4 hours of hard labour for each of us, commencing at 10 pm. To this day, I believe hard labour is a great deterrent for crime. I know the four of us respected Carman (even more) for making the punishment fit the crime.

I have many fond memories of time spent at your house, camping in Algonquin Park and of Rose and Carman nudging my father to keep him awake during the sermon at Church. Every winter Carman prepared the best backyard hockey rink in the county. Every winter many Shelburne area boys enjoyed the thrill of scoring a goal into the potato sack nets at Lemcke Gardens.

May you find peace in the knowledge that Carman was a perfect man for the many roles he provided for the Shelburne community.
Friday March 16, 2018
Condolence From: Alan Hall & Family
Condolence: My sincere condolences to Carmen's family. Carmen was a good friend & neighbour and a great man. The town of Shelburne will miss him.
Friday March 16, 2018
Condolence From: Roger and Ruth Gast
Condolence: Dear Rose and family: We extend to you our sincere sympathy. Although we did not know you real well, Carm was Ruth's cousin and we felt we knew you through Ruth's sister Marion and her husband Earl McGhee. Weather has prevented us from attending the visitation time. Our love and prayers are with you all.
Friday March 16, 2018
Condolence From: Marion Williamson
Condolence: So sorry to hear about carman. Thinking of you Rose and family. Always hard to lose a loved one. Our prayers are with you all. Marion Williamson and John Cornfield.
Thursday March 15, 2018
Condolence From: Morris & Barb Hand
Condolence: To Rose and family our thoughts are with you and your family at time Morris and barb Hand from Florida
Thursday March 15, 2018
Condolence From: Lloyd Vaughan
Condolence: Bruce. Both Ty Watts and I send our deepest sympathy to you and your family. God Bless.
Thursday March 15, 2018