Mark Kramer - passed away peacefully at the Kingston General Hospital on Sunday, March 26, 2023. He.was born and raised in St. Catharines where he attended high school and later went on to study at Brock University and Sheridan College in Oakville. Following his post-secondary education, Mark ran his own landscaping business for a few years. His entrepreneurship eventually shifted to the world of billiards, where he opened up and operated a pool hall inspired, in part, by his many years as a member of the St. Catharines' Pool League.
In the early 2000s, Mark made the decision to leave the hustle and bustle of St. Catharines for a quieter life in Central Frontenac. He resided in his house on Crow Lake for the majority of these years enjoying the beautiful views from his dock or living room window. In 2019, he moved to his home on Elizabeth Street in the village of Sharbot Lake, where he spent his final days.
Mark established a presence in the community and was well known by many of the local residents. He enjoyed having friends over, often engaging in discussions over coffee or a drink about a wide range of topics from fishing to world politics. He loved boating; travelling to the Dominican Republic; riding around town in his Oldsmobile; gardening and, of course, his pets.
He will be sadly missed by his son Dylan Kramer of St. Catharines, sister Ellen Samler of Sydenham, brother-in-law Alan Dickson of Sydenham, his uncles Jaan Taht (Milvy) of St. Catharines, Veljo Taht (Carol) of Oakville, cousins Karen, Erika, Michael, Andrew, John, his nephew Sam and by his best friends Todd Paul of West Seneca, NY and Andy Edwards of Tamworth. Pre-deceased by his mother Helgi Kramer, nee Taht.
Mark will be cremated and his ashes returned to his son, Dylan. A Celebration of Life will be planned for him in both Sharbot Lake and St. Catharines, specific dates to be announced at a later time. In his memory, please consider a small donation to the local food bank or the Ontario SPCA. Online memories and condolences can be shared with the family at www.goodfellowsfuneralhome.com
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