RAMSAY, John Brian

November 28, 1942 - December 22, 2021

Beloved & devoted husband of 56 years to Judy.

To his family he was Daddio, Pops, and Heck.  He was quiet, caring, kind and thoughtful and will be greatly missed by Nancy-Jo & Marc, Van & Kerri and D'Arcy. Will be sorely missed by his furry companion, Daisy. 

He relished his role of Poppa and was loved deeply by Noah, Zachary, Alex, Sophie, Amara and Dax. 

Brother to Glenn, Don, David, Barbara & Lauren, and Uncle & friend to many. 

He touched many lives through his years teaching at St. Charles College, sharing his wit and humor with his students and colleagues.  

As per Brian’s wishes, there will be no service.  In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to:  

https://www.lung.ca/lung-health/get-help/pulmonary-rehabilitation-program-sudbury or https://www.childrenstreatment.ca/


10 Condolences

  1. Dear Judy and Family.
    This is a bit late to post but I just found out. So sorry to hear of your loss. This past summer I met one of Brian’s former students from EL while playing in a golf tournament and just chatting about our background and life. Wish I had touched base when that happened. Brian was a really good person and was admired by many. Sincere condolences. Rick Gaukel

    By: Rick gaukel
    January 31, 2022
  2. Dear Aunt Judy, Nancy Jo, Van, Darcy and families xoxo. We were so saddened to hear about the passing of uncle Brian 😢. We shared the same birthday so I thought of him often and more on our birthday . My dad (UNC) was always laughing about his time spent with uncle Brian and loved his visits with you guys in Dubai and Abu Dhabi and was sooo grateful for such an incredible brother in law xo. Our memories of such a kind, gentle spirited soul will remain forever precious and we send you all our love, prayers for comfort and sincere condolences on the loss of an incredible husband, father, grandpa and friend xoxo

    By: Sydney Hannem
    January 6, 2022
  3. Mr. R was very entertaining and one of my favourite teachers! Sincere condolences to the Ramsay family.

    By: Brian Allan
    January 2, 2022
  4. Sending love and hugs to Aunt Judy, Nancy Jo, Van, Darcy and families. Uncle Brian was a gentle and loving person. A very cool 😎 and fun uncle. Lots of amazing memories. My first concert – Bachman, Turner Overdrive, Trivial Pursuit, car rides to and from the university, bell bottoms, Lang Lake campfire sing alongs and limericks. He will be missed.
    Love Frankie, Clark and our gang.

    By: Frankie vitone
    January 2, 2022
  5. Judy. We were very saddened to hear about Brian and want to let you know we are thinking about you and your family. We would very much have liked to be able to offer our condolences in person.
    Brian was a great guy-passionate and creative about his teaching. He has a positive influence on so many. It was a privilege to work with him as a colleague and friend at St Charles for many years. It was a treat to stay in touch after his first retirement and to follow your travel to different parts of the world where he continued his work in education.
    We will all miss him.

    By: Herb and Lori Petras
    December 31, 2021
  6. Dear Aunt Judy, Nancy, Van, D’Arcy and family:
    We are so very sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved Brian! Our deepest sympathies to you all at this difficult time. I hope that angels surround you and keep you safe. May the wonderful memories of him bring you comfort.
    In sympathy.

    By: Jennifer Keen-Lepre
    December 31, 2021
  7. We both began our teaching career at Elliot Lake Secondary School back in 1965. Our families were very close. Until we meet again dear friend, may God wrap you in his arms of Love.

    By: Jim Nichol
    December 31, 2021
  8. Dear Judy and family:
    Please accept my sincerest condolences upon Brian’s passing.
    Brian and I were colleagues in the English Department at SCC. I respected and learned much from his calm, practical, yet insightful approach.
    Brian and all of you have been and will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers during this sad and difficult time.
    God Bless!
    Roland Muzzatti

    By: Roland Muzzatti
    December 30, 2021
  9. Our love and sympathy go out to Nancy-Jo, Marc, Judy and the entire family. Brian will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Great sense of humour, kind. A gem.
    – Love, Lois & Dave Winkler

    By: Lois & Dave Winkler
    December 30, 2021
  10. Loved your dad and his quiet sense of humour. Many will miss him, including me.

    By: Paula Macoritto
    December 30, 2021

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