On December 6, 2006, in the early morning, Gerald Ramsay (Gerry) peacefully took his last breath and gently passed away. He spent his 84 years living a terrific life filled with vitality for living a health life that included a passion for his family, his love for animals and his dedication to sports and coaching.
Gerry Ramsay grew up in Maillardville and was nationally known and recognized in Alberta’s Hall of Fame as a boxing coach who contributed to the welfare of many. He loved his sports, was a great golfer, curler and sports fan, but who most importantly was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle and friend. His extension of the family always included his Arabian horses. Gerry leaves behind him a world made a better place because of his integrity, kindness generosity, honesty and love of all and great sense of humor. He always treated everyone with respect including his animals.
Gerry will be missed by his wife, Nellie, who stood bravely by his side through his illness. For sixty years she and he loved each other. His daughters, Beverly and Darlene, his brothers, Amy & Robert, his sisters Girlie and Sylvia and sisters in law, Helen & Barb, will always love and miss him as well as many other relatives and friends.
We can all imagine him golfing, curling, playing cards or taking care of his horses, all with his cowboy hat on. We can imagine him watching his beloved Edmonton Oilers, Edmonton Eskimos and world curling. We can imagine him putting on his gum boots, his trusted cowboy hat and flannel jacket as he leaves the back door to go and feed his horses on a perfect day and he will b right back. He is in our hearts and has gone to a peaceful place where he is joined by members of his family who have gone before him. He is at peace.
Gerry is gone but certainly never, ever forgotten.
The family would like to send a heartfelt thanks for his care to the staff of Heritage Village in Chilliwack, who aided Gerry through his illness.
A family viewing will take place at Forest Lawn Funeral Home in Burnaby, on Monday December 11th, 2006 at 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm with a gathering of family and friends for a memorial tea on Thursday December 14th, 2006 at Friendship Centre in Agassiz from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
As an expression of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, contributions or donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or the SPCA, or a charity of your choice.