RAMSAY, Shirley May

May 18, 1921 – July 12, 2021

It is with much sadness that the family announces the passing of Shirley May Ramsay. She peacefully passed away on Monday, July 12, 2021 at Carewest Colonel Belcher in Calgary, Alberta.

Shirley was born in Strathmore, Alberta on May 18, 1921 to Harry and Alice Satchwell. She was married to Don Ramsay for 58 years until his passing in 1997.  She lived most of her life in the Dogpound, Bottrel and Westbrook area. She was predeceased by her father and mother, her husband, her sisters, Lillian McElroy and Huberta (Toby) Hayne, and her brother, Henry Ike Satchwell.

Shirley actively enjoyed watching her grandchildren compete in rodeo, hockey and baseball. She was an active member of the Dogpound Bluebirds. Shirley thoroughly enjoyed attending the strawberry social each year to socialize with friends and neighbors. 

Her beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of her children, Wallace “Tuff” (Gail) Ramsay of Sundre, Don “Tex” Ramsay of Cochrane, and Roxanne (Murray) Milan of Cochrane; her nine grandchildren, Pat Ramsay, Doug (Jeanette) Ramsay, Drew (Krista) Ramsay, Baillie Milan, Tanner (Chelsea) Milan, Burke (Marie) Ramsay, Brooke (Jared) Croft, and Straws (Josee) Milan;  and her five great-grandchildren, Jamie Ramsay, Quinn Ramsay, Maycie Ramsay, Brexli Milan, Jaxson Ramsay, and Swaizi Milan.

We would also like to thank the staff of the Colonel Belcher Care Center for the care she received while there for the last few years.

A Social Gathering will be held at Old Dogpound Hall on Thursday July 29, 2021 from 2pm – 5pm.


In Loving Memory


Shirley May Ramsay


Arrangements entrusted to Lawrence (Larry) Slywka, Funeral Director

Cochrane Country Funeral Home – email: cochrane@piersons.ca – Ph: 403-932-1039

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  1. On July 21, 2021 at 3:41 pm DAVE AND PAT BUCKLER Said:

    Sending are sincere condolences to Shirley’s family .Keep your memories close they will keep her close.

  2. On July 25, 2021 at 5:51 pm Dave Semple Said:

    My deepest condolences to Tex, Tuff, Roxanne and all of Shirley’s family and friends. Shirley was truly one of a kind, a great lady, and the best neighbour one could hope for. May she Rest In Peace.

  3. On July 26, 2021 at 2:36 pm William Malcolm Sharp Said:

    Nelda and I were sad to hear of Shirley’s passing as we knew her to be a wonderful person. Tuff, Tex and Roxanne along with all the families we are sorry for your loss and know she has left a vacant hole in your lives but we also know that she will live on in your memories forever. We know she was a good mother and has left a very successful family behind.

  4. On July 26, 2021 at 8:58 pm Brenda Laird Said:

    Sorry for your loss. May God bless you always.

  5. On July 28, 2021 at 5:21 pm Sandra Humphreys Said:

    Our sincere condolences to Shirley’s family. Shirley was a great, kind lady and a wonderful neighbour.

    Betty Baptie
    Sandra Humphreys

  6. On July 31, 2021 at 2:53 pm Carrie Giles Said:

    Condolences to the Family. A wonderful long life for a special lady.

  7. On August 1, 2021 at 11:38 am Julie Hofer Said:

    We were so sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing and send our deepest condolences to the family. We used to enjoy running into Shirley at some of our local stores; we always had a good visit about the “old days” and her much loved grand kids 🙂 She was a lovely lady and we know she will be missed greatly.
    Joe & Julie Hofer and
    Shirley Helmig

  8. On August 4, 2021 at 10:55 am Deb Martin Said:

    So sorry for your loss, Shirley was a wonderful lady who kept our conversation lively! It was a pleasure to have known her during her visits to the ADP at Bethany.