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Kevin Thomas Schlamp, MD

November 25, 1955 ~ March 4, 2024

Kevin Thomas Schlamp, MD was born on November 25, 1955, to Violet and Donald in Calgary, Ontario Canada.  He was able to live out his dream of being a doctor.

Dr. Schlamp graduated from medical school from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Canada.  He completed his Family Medicine residency at Plains Health Centre, Regina Saskatchewan as well as an assistant clinical professor.  Dr. Schlamp, better known as “Doc,” began his medical journey as an emergency room physician while in Canada.  He moved to Sulphur in 1994 to open his private practice until the time of his death.  He was proud of his Canadian and American citizenship. To emphasize that, he loved being out in cold weather in shorts.

Dr. Schlamp dedicated his life to healing others. He often prophetically joked that he would only stop being a doctor when they put the toe tag on him. Dr. Schlamp was a medical director of Hackberry Rural Health, Vinton Rural Health, and Holly Hill Nursing Home.  He served as the West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital president of medical staff, Medical Director, and Chief of Staff of Cornerstone Hospital. Dr. Schlamp served as Assistant Clinic Preceptor for Tulane University.  He was a member of the American Board of Family Practice and a Certified Wound Care Specialist. He was also dedicated to the community and was always willing to do the exams of Sulphur football and wrestling teams. He was a generous doctor, often doing work pro bono or working late to ensure the best possible care for his patients.

Dedicated to his values, Dr. Schlamp recited his motto often “tell the truth, work hard, and love your family.” He lived by those words and took great pride in his family. Dr. Schlamp was a man of habit and simple comforts. He loved getting the same coffee every day, having grilled cheese sandwiches, relaxing in his recliner, and hiking. An avid reader and collector, Dr. Schlamp loved delving into history, philosophy, and art.

Left to cherish his memories are his wife Bridget and five children, Brooklyn (Connor); Lexi (Alastair); Angelina (Dylan); Griffin (Lauren), and Jacqueline, and two grandchildren, Aceton and Gabby.

He was predeceased by his parents and his sister, Susan.

Visitation will be on Thursday, March 7th, from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm.  A memorial service will be held at Johnson and Robison Funeral Home on Friday, March 8, 2024, at 10:00am.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: Doctors Without Borders and One Tree Planted.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.robisonfuneralhome.com

 

Services

Visitation: Thursday, March 7, 2024
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Johnson and Robison Funeral Home
107 W Napoleon St.
Sulphur, LA 70663


Visitation: Friday, March 8, 2024
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Johnson and Robison Funeral Home
107 W Napoleon St.
Sulphur, LA 70663


Funeral Service: Friday, March 8, 2024
10:00 am

Johnson and Robison Funeral Home Chapel
107 W. Napoleon St.
Sulphur, LA 70663


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  1. Candle 2Dr. Schlamp was the best. It broke our hearts to read of his passing. Prayers for his family and the staff members!

  2. Our Deepest Sympathy, goes out to the Schlamp Family. Kevin, was the nicest and kindest man. He will be dearly missed. RIP.

    • Candle 2Dr Schlamp was truly a gift. He saved my life because of his keen senses. To everyone that loved him, sending love and light ❤️

  3. Candle 1So so sorry to hear of the loss of Dr. SCHLAMP He was such a down to earth doctor He will be deeply missed. Mac and Brenda Ricaud

  4. Candle 7He was my doctor for many years..
    He was the best..
    He touched many hearts during his years in Sulphur…may his memories bring comfort to all who knew him.. special prayers for his family…fly high Doc (just like Superman 😊)

  5. Our deepest condolences to the family and friends. We will miss him.As one of his patients when we have our visits he would sit down and talk to us like he was our neighbor.He enjoyed talking football with my husband.He was very dedicated Dr.and was layed back.We will miss visiting with him.Bernard and Carolyn Daily

  6. Sorry for you loss.Dr. Schlamp is a loss for me too.He was a great person and I surely will miss him.

  7. Candle 4He was a good man and an excellent doctor. We will miss you but heaven is so lucky and blessed to have you. Rest in peace and fly with the angels. This is not a good bye but a see ya later, doc.

  8. Candle 2Dr Schlamp was my doctor for at least 10 years and my dad’s doctor for 30 years we absolutely loved him he will be greatly missed and hard to replace

  9. Candle 2The nicest thing I can say about Kevin, is that he was a friend to me. God bless and may you rest in peace.

  10. Candle 1You will truly be missed you was an amazing Dr and person you meant so much to so many people

  11. Candle 4My Mother Cora Morrow 93 years old just love Dr She will surely miss his kindness

  12. My husband has never been a dr
    Person but he would only see and trust dr Schlamp. Doc talked to him and explain to him what was going on for that I am very greatful.his passing has broke our hearts.now he is with God and the angels.we send our thoughts and prayers to his Family and all his friends and office staff God bless each and everyone..rest in peace Doc you will be missed

  13. I called on Dr. Schlamp for many years as a Pharmaceutical Rep. He was a pleasure to call on, treated me well, and I had the opportunity to meet many members of his family. He had an impact on so many people and he will me missed. Wayne Green

  14. Dr. Schlamp has been our doctor for about 20 years and we really respected and loved him and his staff. We are so shaken by his passing and are going to miss him greatly. We are sending his family, friends, and staff much love, prayers, and hugs. Doc, rest easy and we will miss you!

  15. Candle 2He was a great doctor and great friend. I was a patient of his for many years. My condolences go out to his family, friends and staff. He will be sadly missed.

  16. No words can express how shocked and sorry I am to hear about Kevin’s passing. Kevin was such a wonderful man and a great friend to our family.

    I will forever remember translating Kevin’s long discussions with my father about European history, his genuine curiosity and kindness. Although they did not speak each other’s language, he was able to create a meaningful bond with my father through their common interest in World history.

    My thoughts and prayers are with Bridget and the entire Schlamp family. May your happy memories give you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

    RIP Kevin.

  17. Praying for peace for family, friends and staff of Dr. Schlamp. He has been a beacon of light for the Sulphur medical community for many years. I have been his patient for 30 years. He will be missed.

    My Condolences,

    Eric and Robyn Blood

  18. Candle 4Our deepest condolences to your family. Dr. Schlamp was the kindest, funniest and compassionate Dr I have ever met. He will be missed.

  19. This is one of the best posts I’ve came across in quite some time. Nice work.

  20. Candle 1Our children played together. We went on field trips together. We attended each other’s family ceremonies. We shared values and we had priceless conversations. He was like an older brother to Mike and Mona, a kind uncle to Traian and Eugen. He played a huge role in our lives. We will painfully miss him.
    So long, dear Kevin! You have done a lot of good for a lot of people. Surely there is a special place in Heaven for you.

  21. To the entire Schlamp family–
    I am saddened to hear of Kevin’s passing. I was a family medicine resident with Kevin in Regina, Saskatchewan. In those days he had a big bushy black beard (and was a few pounds heavier.)
    He was always helpful, kind and loved a challenge. Everyone here remembers him fondly.
    My sincere condolences to the entire family.

  22. Candle 2Dr. Schlamp you will truly be missed. You was the best Doctor I ever had. You was my Doctor for over 15 years thanks for being that Superman Doctor. Rip

  23. Dear Bridgette, children and family,

    We were saddened to hear of the
    passing of a great father, Physician and friend to all.
    He made a difference in the lives of those whom he came into contact with.
    May his children be comforted by the many lovely messages of patients and colleagues.
    Resp

  24. Candle 1God Bless and RIP Kevin. You have left an incredible legacy as both a person and a physician. We were a tightly knit working group at the time. We had do much fun. I worked with you in CCU when you were a resident and later in ER at RGH. I remember walking by the kitchenette in CCU. It had a little window. There you were standing in front of the sink, with only your lab coat on and a sheepish grin on your face. There were some garrishingly hairy legs poking out while you were trying to wash a stain out of your trousers. One of many….. We all looked forward to working shifts with you; such a wonderful soul and extremely talented physician. That was 30 years ago. My best to your family. You are missed…..

  25. On behalf of the Tulane School of Medicine and Department of Family and Community Medicine, I send our heartfelt condolences to Dr. Schlamp’s family. Dr. Schlamp was an adjunct professor teaching Tulane medical students for many years. He was a popular teacher based on feedback from students, and for many years his picture has hung on the wall outside our classroom at the medical school. As I read the many tributes to him, I realize how much he contributed to his community; he gave his time so generously, and he will be remembered here for his efforts to attract young doctors to a life of community service in primary care medicine. We are saddened by his passing and offer the family our prayers.

  26. In 1990 Drs Schlamp and Lannan saved a teens live at our annual RGH Emergency golf tournament.
    If you google ‘teen survives lightning strike at Flowing Springs’ it should lead you to a video from the teen and his family.
    As said by my Regina SK colleagues, he was a wonderful Doctor, so smart, so witty. Always supportive and willing to teach. We knew our patients were in good hands when Kevin was on shift.
    He was the kind of human that should have lived forever. A wonderful soul.


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