Peacefully at Alexandra Marine and General Hospital on May 15th, 2023, Fred Ramsay passed away at the age of 76. He was the proud father of Kris (Jim) Vanderheyden and Shelley (Brett) Taylor. Loving grandpa to Alex, Craig, Payton, and Carson. Step-father to Paul (Edwina) Reader, Todd Reader, and Ann (Rob) Wright-MacDonald. Step-grandpa to Paige, Emily, Graydon, Hailey, and Lua. Step great-grandpa to Lily, Rosalie, and Raine. Fred was predeceased by his wife Judy Reader. Fred was also predeceased by his parents Bob and Emily Ramsay, and his sister Susan.
Fred was an avid boater and boat racer. Throughout the years he won many awards. He truly loved the beach community in Bayfield where he was harbourmaster for many years. Fred was a true handy man. He could build and fix just about anything. Sunset boat cruises on Lake Huron in his cabin cruiser were one of his favourite things.
Visitation will be held on Thursday May 18th, 2023, from 5:00pm until 8:00pm at DENNING’S OF STRATHROY. Visitation will continue at the funeral home on Friday May 19th, 2023, at 10:00am until the time of service at 11:00am. As per Fred’s request, please dress casually or fit to go on a sunset cruise.
In memory of Fred, donations may be made to the Terry Fox Foundation or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.