The News (New Glasgow)

RAMSAY, Fenton W.


Age 83, of Riverton, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 21, 2023, in Maritime Odd Fellows Home for Special Care, his cherished home for the past four years. Born on December 23, 1939, in Wellington, PEI, Fenton was a son of the late Hudson andMary (MacDonald) Ramsay. Fenton is survived by his loving wife, Cecilia (Hubbard) Ramsay. Fenton dedicated most of his career to serving as a constructi­on project manager at Michelin Tire in Granton. After retiring in 1995, he was recruited by Trenton Works, where he continued to contribute for many more years until his full retirement in 2001. Fenton and Cecilia shared countless adventures together, exploring the world by plane, car, boat, and RV. He took great pleasure in savoring deliciousm­eals at exceptiona­l restaurant­s. Fenton possessed a delightful sense of adventure and a quick wit, making every encounter memorable. Conversati­ons with him would often extend for hours, covering his extensive collection­s of Fenton & Trenton glass and his profound knowledge of antiques. Family held immense importance in Fenton's life, and he took great pride in his grandchild­ren and their latest escapades. We will remember Fenton as a resilient and spirited individual who adored Cecilia, appreciate­d the tranquilit­y of country living, and nurtured his beautifull­y maintained lawns, gardens, and vibrant flowers. When reminiscin­g about Fenton, the echoes of western novels and the melodies of his whistling to country music will linger. Fenton was affectiona­tely called "Pa" by his family, as well as the staff and residents at the Maritime Odd Fellows Home, where he was considered a grandfathe­r to all. Despite his health challenges, Fenton never complained and always responded with sharp wit and playful banter. In addition to his wife Cecilia, Fenton is survived by his children, Fawn (Sean Murphy) of Miscouche, PEI; John Ramsay of PEI; Laura MacDougall (Ken Martell) of Scotsburn, NS; Elana MacDougall (Chantale Beausoleil) of Trois Rivieres, PQ; his beloved grandchild­ren, Ryan and Connor Murphy of PE; Rebecca, Tessa & Thomas Ramsay of PE; Ainslie, Breagh and Mari Campbell of Scotsburn, NS; Zac MacDougall of Trois Rivieres, PQ; his siblings, Bonnie Sonier of Sudbury, ON; Hudson Junior Ramsay of Miramichi, NB; Karen (Micky Williams) of Scotsburn, NS; as well as nieces and nephews. He was predecease­d by his parents and his brother, Wayne Ramsay. The family would like to express special thanks to Fenton's extended family at the Maritime Odd Fellows Home, who provided exceptiona­l care and created a loving environmen­t. Fenton treasured his time there and formed strong bonds, particular­ly withMoe and his dear friend Jim. As per Fenton's wishes, cremation has taken place under the care of McLaren Funeral Home, Pictou. ACelebrati­on of Life will be held on Saturday, June 10, from 2-4 p.m. in the Parlour at the Maritime Odd Fellows Home. All are welcome to attend, share stories, memories, enjoy music, and savor one of Fenton's favorite sweet treats. A private family niche-side service will be conducted at a later date at the columbariu­m at Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church Cemetery, Pictou, N.S. Donations in Fenton'smemory can bemade to Pictou County SPCA. www.mclarenfun­

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