Aage Woike Bournonville Cramer
September 28, 1935 — June 29, 2007
Aage Cramer entered into the glory of the Lord on June 29, 2007 with the remaining companion animals. Born on Sept. 28, 1935 at Eskilstrop, Denmark, Aage is the beloved only son of Jens Aage Cramer and Jonna Petra Woike Cramer, and sojourner in this life with fellow writer, understudy, and companion, Christine Cramer. Educated in Denmark in cabinetry, furniture refinishing and bicycle mechanics, Aage immigrated to Canada in 1953 and settled in the North Thompson Valley in 1982. He worked for five years for Rayonier at Woodfibre and studied heavy duty, car, truck and small engine mechanics at Vancouver. An original member of the Westwood Motorcycle Racing Club, he raced his red Porsche and his Norton Commando on the Pacific Northwest circuit in Washington, Oregon, and California. A lifetime supporter of the TT races on the Isle of Man, perceived to be the oldest Danish settlement, Aage retired from racing but continued to wrench at Daytona and on the British Isles. Aage was employed as a service manager, both on the bench and instructing apprentices, mentoring young riders as he rode with the ‘Old Timers.’ A son of Denmark, he witnessed loyalty, courage, honour and integrity under King Christian 11 during the Nazi occupation of his country. A life well-lived with his companion animals, classical music, ballet, art, and literature, fed his creative freedom loving spirit. Relatives and friends in Scandinavia, Europe, United States and Canada, remember his skill and goodwill of the universal language. His remains are to be interred in Clearwater under the white and red swallow tail standard of Denmark at a private service. His memorial stone rests on the Island of Fyn. To look and pass; Ars Gratia Artis.