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Memorable Manitobans: Lloyd “Doc” Kreamer (1921-2011)

Farmer, veteran.

Born at Cavalier, North Dakota on 17 June 1921, one of seven children of James Kreamer (1886-1997) and Lena Kreamer (1897-1974), the family moved to Netley, Manitoba in late 1929 when they lost their farm due to the stock market crash. After leaving school at the age of 17, he worked at farms around Winnipeg then as a diamond miner at Pickle Lake, Ontario. until the outbreak of the Second World War when he enlisted in Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry. He served in England, Italy, Holland, and Belgium for five and a half years, receiving the Military Medal for bravery during battle in Italy, during 1943. He returned to Manitoba after his military discharge and bought a farm adjoining his father’s farm, operating it for 50 years. He died at Selkirk on 19 March 2011.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 22 March 2011.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Ken Howard.

Page revised: 17 June 2017

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