318 Main Street, East
Phone: (519) 925-2830
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Carman Lemcke
In Memory of
Carman Joseph Arthur
1933 - 2018
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Condolence From: Bill & Elaine Healy
Condolence: Our sincere condolences to Rose & family during this difficult time. Our prayers & thoughts are with you.
From Bill & Elaine Healy
Sunday March 25, 2018
Condolence From: Tom & Sharon Kaye
Condolence: Please accept our condolences on Carm’s passing. He was a good man who served the Town of Shelburne in ways most people will never know.
Monday March 19, 2018
Condolence From: Marion & Earl McGhee
Condolence: To Rose, Bruce, Bill and families. We were so sorry to hear of Carman's passing. He will be truly missed by so many people. A true gentleman for sure. We have so many great memories of camping trips our familys took together. So sorry the weather did not permit us to go to Friday visitation like we planned with a Roger and Ruth. We would have liked to see you all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sunday March 18, 2018
Condolence From: Betty (Martin) Lemcke
Condolence: My sincere sympathy to Aunt Rose and all the family. Uncle Carman will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Another Lemcke angel joining the Lemcke clan......Get the cards ready!!!!!!! My thoughts and prayers to all. Hugs.
Sunday March 18, 2018
Condolence From: Brenda Pennington
Condolence: Bruce,

Thoughts of compassion to you and your family at this time.

Brenda & Andy
Saturday March 17, 2018
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