Carmer, Clara Mariea

November 6, 1932 – October 23, 2013
at the age of 80 years

Mom “Omi” was born the 13th child to Anna and Christof Trager on Nov. 6, 1932 in Tulpingen, Germany.
She passed away at the age of 80 on October 23, 2013 in Malakwa, BC.  She was predeceased by two children Vera and Chris.She came to Canada when she was 18 and was a single mother for 5 years, taking on jobs as a nanny and housekeeper until she met our father Ernie.
She married Dad on Dec 15, 1956 and they settled, worked and raised their 6 children in Malakwa.  They lived in the log home that Grandpa and Dad built 57 years ago.  In retirement, Mom and Dad enjoyed gardening and canning together, going camping and travelling to see family and friends.  Mom welcomed everyone into her home.
Recently they moved onto their youngest daughter’s property as their house needed to be torn down to make room for the new highway project. Mom enjoyed her new surroundings and adjusted quite nicely, enjoying her walks, her new flower beds, and watching her busy family.  She loved all of her grandchildren dearly and was very much a family person.
She passed away at home peacefully as was her wish.  There will be no service at her request.
She is survived by loving husband of 56 years, Ernie and 4 daughters, Noreen (Brian) of Jamestown, North Carolina, Doreen (Karl) of Malakwa, BC, Val (Dan) of Regina, Saskatchewan, and Sally (Ted) of Malakwa, BC as well as 7 grandchildren, Chris, Justin, Krystal, Doug, Nancy, Aaron and Shauna.
Mom will be cremated and ashes to be interred at a later date, privately.  Memorial donations in Mom’s memory may be made to the Kidney Clinic in Kamloops or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC or the Liver Foundation of BC.


  1. We were very saddened to hear of your Mom’s (Grandma’s) passing. She was a very special lady!!Our heartfelt condolences to all the family!!
    Lots of love,
    Tom and Myra

  2. Please know that your Family is in my thoughts and prayers at the loss of your Wife, Mother, Grandmother. Clara was one of the Special Ladies in my life. Whenever I saw her she greeted me with that beautiful smile of hers and a huge hug. Later as her health was failing her she still was able to remember me (with a slight reminder from Sally) she would say “Oh Sally”, and then that beautiful smile would appear. Hugs to each and everyone of the Family. Love Sally

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