RIP Victor Ramirez

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The flags at Branch 154 are at half-mast in honour of Victor Ramirez, who passed way Sunday at the age of 96.  Vic was one of our three WWII veterans and served with the RAF in Britain from 1944 to 1947.

Vic sits between Hugh Patterson and Bob Hoover on Remembrance Day 2021.

A man of great humor and adventure, Victor Emanuel Ramirez passed peacefully at Stedman Hospice, Brantford, on December 5, 2021, in his 97th year. Beloved Husband of the late Ruth (Mt. Pleasant) Ramirez. Loving father of James & Becky, Terry, and Vickie. Predeceased by daughter Ruth, granddaughter Courtney, parents Victor & Ruth (Aitcheson) Ramirez, siblings Enrico (Cherry), Monica, Julio, Guillermo (Deloris), and Rosa, and in-laws Frank (Ruth), Margaret (Alan), Thomas (Anita), Ronald, Harold (Audrey), Glenn, and Bernice. Cherished Grandfather of James, Rachel, Stacey, and Courtney. Dearest “Bumpa” to all his many great-grandchildren. Brother-in-law to Anne Freeman and Richard Mt. Pleasant. Victor is fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Victor worked at Olivetti Hamilton for over thirty years, helping to guide them from a typewriter company to the computer age. During WWII, Victor served with the Royal Air Force and was stationed in England. Proud of his service during the war, Victor helped restore the Bolingbrook twin-engine bomber at the Canadian War Plane Heritage Museum. He was a tireless volunteer for more than 35 years. He was also a Cancer Care Driver in Caledonia and a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Caledonia Men’s Club, and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 154.

Thanks to Dr. Amy Montour and the staff at the Stedman Community Hospice for all their kindness. Donations in memory of Victor may be made to Six Nations Hospice c/o Six Nations Health Foundation, P.O. Box 853, Ohsweken, ON  N0A 1M0 or by contacting Styres Funeral Home.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial mass will be held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 107 Orkney St. E., Caledonia, on Saturday, December 18, 2021, at 1 pm. A celebration of life will be held in the summer. Interment of cremated remains will be held at Ohsweken Baptist Cemetery. Arrangements by Styres Funeral Home, Ohsweken.

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