Scotty (Graeme) Ramsay passed away peacefully at his home on July 9, 2018 at the age of 80 years. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1938, he attended Agricultural College before working his way to Canada on a cattle boat. He immigrated to Canada in 1957. He worked for Bell telephones in Ontario and AGT in Calgary, Alberta before joining the RCMP. Following Basic training in Ottawa he was posted to 100 Mile House in 1961. Over the next few years he spent time in numerous detachments in BC. In 1965 he was posted back to the area he loved, 100 Mile House and the Cariboo.
In 1969 Scotty resigned from the RCMP. Scotty and Carol embarked on a new adventure by purchasing the 100 Mile House Tastee Freez and served up burgers and ice cream for 22 years. During this time he was also a volunteer ambulance driver. When the provincial government took over ambulance services in 1974 Scotty was appointed the first Unit Chief for 100 Mile House a job he held for 25 years until retiring in 1999. Scotty was the Volunteer Provincial Emergency Program Coordinator for the 100 Mile House and area for 38 years. One of the highlights of his many volunteer activities was with the 100 Mile House Lions Club in the 1960’s and early 1970’s during the development of Centennial Park and raising funds to help build the Stan Halcro Arena. If there was a job to be done as 100 Mile and area grew he was always ready to offer his services.
In retirement he could be found out fishing for Kokanee on Horse Lake, growing enough vegetables to feed family and many friends, out in his woodworking shop creating his latest masterpiece (and a lot of dust), or watching his beloved BC Lions. Of course, meeting with the 10 AM coffee group at BJ’s or his Sunday’revival’meetings at DQ can’t be forgotten either.
He was predeceased by his father Captain William Ramsay, mother Nancy, brothers Alastair and Arthur, father in law Archie, mother in law Evelyn, and sister in law Marilyne.
Survived by his wife Carol of 53 years, sons Graeme (Jenifer), Iain (Karina), daughters Margaret and Kathleen, sister Kathleen (Des) Truman.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday July 28th, 2018 at 2:00 PM at the 100 Mile House Community Hall 240-3rd Street, 100 Mile House, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.
Cariboo Chilcotin Funeral Service Ltd. entrusted with the arrangements.
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