Pamela “Pam” Jean Schooler (nee Lohrmann) of Rimbey, Alberta passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at the age of 51 years.
Pam was born in Hanna, Alberta on October 11, 1964. She was the second daughter to Lou and Carol Lohrmann. Raised on the Scapa farm, Pam went to school in Hanna and completed Grade 12 in 1982. She worked around Hanna as a secretary after high school for several years. This included a stint working with her dad in his real estate office. In 1985, Pam married her high school sweetheart, Brad. Together they left Hanna in 1987 when Brad accepted a work transfer. They lived at several posts around Alberta until they settled in Rimbey in 1990. A son, Brent, was born in 1988. While Brent was in school, Pam resumed work, developing expertise and a thriving career as a parts person for Rimbey Farm Implement dealers until her health, which she battled most of her adult life, forced her to retire. Pam was well-known for her many accomplishments as a young member of 4H, most notably her cattle raising and showing skills, for which she won many awards. There are boxes of ribbons and trophies to show for it. Her many hobbies included: gardening, canning jams and jellies, scrapbooking, and card making. Pam was a guiding force in the Safe Drive program in the local area, which allowed her caring and passion for young people to shine through. She was an avid snowmobiler with her husband and son, and very much enjoyed camping around the countryside with friends and family. Throughout the years Pam enjoyed participating in, as well as watching, curling. She was a volunteer for various worthy causes and really enjoyed volunteering. Among the most notable of these activities was her involvement with Ponoka Air Cadets Squadron 65, which started when her son, Brent joined and continued for many years afterwards. Her very favourite part of fundraising for the Air Cadets was the 50/50 ticket selling at the Ponoka Stampede every year. The last several years Pam enjoyed her homes at Gull Lake, mixed in with some travel, and most of all her first grandson, Brayden, who she cherished more than life itself.
Pam will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her beloved husband, Brad; her son, Brent (Lacey) Schooler of Drayton Valley; and her cherished grandson, Brayden. She will also be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her sister and brother-in-law, Luann and David Buchwitz of Pigeon Lake; her nephew, Kelly Buchwitz (Bobbi) and great nephews: Benjamin, Sullivan and Charlie, all of Scapa, Alberta. She also leaves behind a large group of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends who were very fond of her. Pam was predeceased by her parents, Lou and Carol; and her grandparents: Charlie and Christina Lohrmann, and Manly and Pearl Viste.
A Public Memorial Service in Celebration of Pam’s Life was held at the Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1002 – 3 Street W., Hanna, Alberta on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Colin Millang officiating. Cremation took place at the Central Alberta Crematorium, Red Deer. If friends desire, memorial tributes in Pam’s Memory may be made directly to the Crohn’s and Colitis Canada ~ Alberta/Northwest Territories Regional Office, 3100 – 246 Stewart Green S.W., Calgary, Alberta T3H 3C8 (www.crohnsandcolitis.ca). Condolences to the Schooler Family may also be expressed by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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