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Memorable Manitobans: Nell Angela Ruchkall Ramsay (1925-2016)


Born at Selkirk on 26 April 1925, daughter of Michael and Catherine Ruchkall, in grade 11 she received the Governor General’s Award at Devonshire Collegiate then she completed grade 12 at United College. After a year of permit teaching, she attended the Central Normal School then taught for five years at Flin Flon. There she met her future husband, RCMP constable J. S. Willard “Bill” Ramsay (1921-2011). They married on 16 July 1951 and had two children. She taught at schools in Sydney and Halifax (Nova Scotia) while her husband was posted there before returning to Winnipeg where she served as Vice-Principal of Sansome School (?-?) and Principal of Phoenix School (1969-1974) and St. Charles School (1977-1983). She died on 29 July 2016 and was buried in the RCMP Cemetery at Regina, Saskatchewan.


Obituary [J. S. Willard Ramsay], Winnipeg Free Press, 20 June 2011.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 2 August 2016.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 August 2016

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