Arthur “Bruce” Ramsey passed away quietly with his family by his side on November 15, 2011 at the Rocky Mountain Village in Fernie at the age of 87 years.
Bruce was born in Nakusp, BC on November 5, 1924 to parents Frederick and Agusta Ramsey. He began to explore our mountains and valleys and the beauty, tranquility and nature itself peaked his imagination and he began to write.
Bruce was a reporter as well as an author, starting his career with the Vancouver Province and working his way East over the years until he reached Sparwood. He wrote his well known “Pipe Dreamer” stories that were published in the Fernie Free Press for many years. He was also the author of “The Big Dam Country”, “Ghost Towns of BC”,” Britanna, Story Of A Mine”, “PGE Railway To The North” and “The Place Of Excellence”.
When he wasn’t writing, Bruce was a devoted family man and husband. He and his wife Betty loved to travel, exploring Europe, the Middle East, the Orient and Canada. He also loved to frequent his favorite watering hole – the Sparwood Legion to get caught up on the local news and chat with his friends.
Bruce was predeceased by his parents and beloved wife Betty. Left to mourn is passing are children Doug (Brenda) of Jaffray and Jane (Mitchell) of Sherwood Park, AB along with grandchildren Sean, Shelby, Michelle, Amanda, Kassandra and Kyle. Great grandchildren Silas, Phoenix and Cesla will also miss him dearly.
A private service will be held at a later date. The family wishes to give special thanks to the staff at Rocky Mountain Village and Dr. Gray for the tender loving care Bruce received, his special fiend’s George Hafke and Shawna Robinson and to Cherished Memories Funeral Services. Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services Ltd.