Robert CRAM

Cram, Robert “Bobby” Nov. 19 1939 – April 14, 2007. Bob passed on with a heart attack. Bob leaves 4 children,

Vanessa McCann, David & wife Jaime, Andrew and fiancé Monica, and

Rachel and husband Troy Cornell. Also grieving are his family in England Mother Olive Cram 99 years old, sisters Betty (Roly), Joy, and Linda and their families, brother Bill (Mia) and predeceased by brother John (Barb) and Allen (Brenda). Nephews Steve Cram the English medal distance runner and Keith Stephenson (Pam), from Memphis, are just two of his nephews who were especially close to Bob. English soccer fans are remembering Bob for his 13 years with West Bromwich Albion where he scored a hat-trick against the brilliant Gordon Banks Sept. ’64 as Captain of Colchester United he lead them to a monumental win over Leeds. At this time we would like to thank the soccer friends who have been sending well wishes and condolences via the internet, (google Bobby Cram). Bob loved soccer but the days at Colchester were especially sweet. His soccer memory was amazing, he could replay entire games in his head. He would have made a great Manager with his ability to spot youth players and know where their abilities would shine, however he preferred to stay in Vancouver and raise a family. He always watched the early morning soccer and apparently was ready to watch or was watching the F.A. Cup round when he passed on. We like to think he was in a haze of blue smoke from his cigar and with a beer at the ready, Tino sitting beside his feet. Besides soccer Bob was the nation wide General Manager of O.C.S. for more that 25 years where his leadership and team skills served him very well. Bob’s family are all shocked and grieving this loss, including former wife Ann Cram and her Mother Marge Trotman. We are all very grateful for the support of friends and family at this time. Thanks to Bob’s friends in Cloverdale, Tino is well looked after. Bob’s latest joy was his baby grandson, Jackson Cornell 8 months, he was eagerly awaiting Andre/Monica’s baby due April 23 and David / James, Hailey due May 31st that was to be his final hat-trick. Bob always loved babies and was ecstatic over Jackson. Please feel free to come to the memorial and tea, 1 p.m. at Henderson’s Chapel on Fraser Hwy, Langley on Friday May 4th.