Dr. Amandus (Manny) Christian Kohlmeier; December 9th, 1921 – March 25th, 2013. Peacefully and surrounded by the love of his family, Manny Kohlmeier died in Sarnia at Bluewater Health on Monday March 25th, 2013, at the age of 91. Beloved husband of the late Margaret (2006). Loving father of Manny Kohlmeier and his partner Nancy of Sarnia, Erica Matheson and her husband Joe of Brooklin, ON, Kendra Chopcian and her husband Garry of Oshawa, Jace Kohlmeier and his wife Denise, Guy Kohlmeier and his wife Julie all of Sarnia. Cherished Poppa of Shannon (Shawn Creamer) Kohlmeier, Chris (Apryll) and Spencer Matheson, Chelsea (Andrew) Attwell and Zach Chopcian, Amy, Aly and Kristin Kohlmeier, Jamie and Mallory Kohlmeier, Tim (Sara) and Taylor Lea, Rob (Yin) Dickenson and Alex Turner. Great Grandfather of Wyatt and Violet Creamer. Predeceased by his parents Rev. Paul C. and Aminda Kohlmeier, brothers Paul and William and sister Dorothy and daughter-in-law Pamela Kohlmeier. Manny was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He married Margaret, his wife of 58 years, and graduated from medical school in 1948. After obtaining post-graduate training at Harper Hospital in Detroit Michigan, the family moved to Sarnia and Manny established an obstetrics and gynecology practice in 1956. He was a dedicated and compassionate doctor who also served as Chief of Obstetrics and Chief of Staff at St. Joseph’s and Sarnia General Hospitals. Manny retired from medicine in 1992. He was respected and appreciated by his patients, nurses, fellow doctors and all medical staff for his years of devotion to his patients and the medical profession. Manny was an avid golfer and a long time member of the Sarnia Golf and Curling Club. He loved classical music, business adventures, traveling and the company of his family. Manny will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. The family would like to thank the caring nursing and support staff at Bluewater Health for their dedication and compassion. Special thanks are extended to Doctors Shetty, MacKinlay and Wong. Friends will be received on Thursday, March 28th from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre. A celebration of Manny’s life will be held in the chapel at D.J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on Friday, March 29th at 1:00 p.m. Friends will be received one hour prior to service time. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to Bluewater Health, The Salvation Army or The Breast Cancer Society of Canada.
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