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Irvin Roosevelt Ramey

Ramey; Irvin Roosevelt – It is with great sadness that we, the family of Irvin Roosevelt Ramey, our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great – grandfather, announce his passing on Tuesday, June 13, 2023 at the age of 99 years. Irvin passed away peacefully at Harbourview Haven Nursing Home in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia surrounded by his loving wife Geraldine and his family.
Born in Buckfield, Queens County, he was the son of the late Hastings and Lillian (Hartlen) Ramey. He was the last surviving member of his family.
In his early years he was a woodsman, farmer, transport truck driver and then worked at Bowater Mersey Paper Company for 32 years, retiring in 1988. After retiring he still loved to cut logs and wood. He also enjoyed many hobbies, especially fiddling and square dancing. He loved playing his fiddle alongside his wife on keyboard at nursing homes. He was a member of the Lunenburg County Fiddlers Club. He also loved to bowl, play golf and salmon fish. He enjoyed many card games and crokinole games with family and friends. Irvin was a devoted family man who always put his wife and family first, providing for them with hard work, love and pride. He was a faithful Christian, a member of Buckfield Baptist Church for many years and in later years joined the Bridgewater Baptist Church.
Irvin is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 74 years Geraldine (Joudrey); his daughters Gloria (Robert) Winship of New Minas; Debbie (Cyril) Mailman and Sharon (Avon) Croft both of Chelsea and son Reg of Halifax. 6 grandchildren Tanya Ramey of Bridgewater; Jeff (Rosella) Winship of Cole Harbour; Craig Mailman of New Germany; Deanna (Brent) Spindler of Starrs Point; Ryan (Nadine) Mailman and Cory (Sarah) Croft both of Auburndale. 8 great grandchildren Kiana Baron, Ethan and Liam Spindler, Lucas Winship, Peyton and Dylan Croft, Avery and Carson Mailman.
Besides his parents, Irvin was predeceased by his son Donald Irvin, brothers Milton and Gordon, sisters Muriel Freeman and Dena Ramey.
A Celebration of Irvin’s life will be held on Tuesday, June 20th, 2023 at the Bridgewater Baptist Church. Visitation will take place from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. with Funeral Service to follow at 2:00 p.m. followed by a reception in the Church foyer. Interment will take place in Pine Rest Cemetery, Greenfield, Queens County, Nova Scotia. Family flowers only. Donations in memory of Irvin may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, the Bridgewater Baptist Church or to Harbourview Haven Nursing Home. To share memories or condolences please visit
Irvin spent the last year at Harbourview Haven Nursing Home. The family wishes to thank the staff for their kind and compassionate care of their beloved husband, dad and grampie. Also we would like to acknowledge their kindness to the family during such a difficult time.
Irvin enjoyed a long and blessed life and we are so very thankful for him. Now we know that he is rejoicing in heaven with his Heavenly Father and enjoying a sweet reunion with his dear son and loved ones. We will surely miss your presence. Rest in peace until we meet again – We love you !!


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