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George Kramer

December 21, 1942 ~ June 27, 2021 (age 78)


A devout Christian, George Arthur Kramer passed away on June 27, 2021, at Geraldton District Hospital. 

Born in Neuhelfgott, Poland, George’s parents (Alexander and Amanda Kramer (nee Molzahn) were farmers in the German settlement along northern Poland’s Vistula River.  He experienced great loss and suffering during his childhood under the shadow of WWII and at 18, after living some time in Hamburg, Germany, boarded passage to New York to come to Canada. He found work as a baker and then as a maintenance operator at Seagrams Distillery in Waterloo, ON, before securing a life-long career as a letter carrier with Canada Post; a job that he calculated had him walk a distance of three times around the world.  In Kitchener-Waterloo, with its strong German heritage, George found a comfortable life along with relatives who also immigrated to the area.  He loved going to the farmers market every Saturday for fresh cold cuts and rye bread for breakfast accompanied by cultural music from the local German radio station.  A seeker of truth, George was passionate about global politics and tirelessly studied history and many news outlets daily.   He upheld his Christian faith and prayed for humanity.

George is survived by his wife Margit, his sister, Klara Scott, his two children who reside in Germany, Christopher Kramer and Michelle Tismer (nee Kramer), and step-daughter Katherine Alton (nee Russwurm) and husband Tom Alton, and grandchildren Barrett, Dania, Julius, Simon and Linus.

A graveside ceremony to honour George will be held at Pinegrove Cemetery (Geraldton) on June 30, 2021 at 11:00 am.  Donations can be made to Geraldton District Hospital Auxiliary. 

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