Obituary of Dennis Charles Ramstad
Dennis Charles Ramstad
(March 1, 1933 - December 13, 2023)
Dennis Charles Ramstad of Camrose, Alberta, passed away on Wednesday, December 13, 2023, at the age of 90 years.
Dennis was born on March 1, 1933, to Walter and Velma Ramstad in Rosalind, AB.
He grew up farming in Rosalind before moving to Camrose, where he worked as a foreman for Stelco. He married Sharon (Heemeryck) on December 28, 1968, and they relocated to Williams Lake, BC, where they owned and operated a campground. They adopted their first daughter Elyse and fostered their second daughter Carrie. When he returned to Camrose, Dennis became a real estate agent and eventually the regional manager for Royal Lepage, which he did until retirement.
Dennis was happiest when surrounded by family and friends, hosting backyard barbeques with a glass of homemade wine and Hank Williams blasting on the stereo. He was passionate about his acreage and spent the summers planting 500 petunias, counting all the birds, and bragging that he had “the best place in all of Camrose”.
Dennis was an avid outdoorsman. His free time was spent on many fishing and hunting trips with his friends over the years. He spent many a day working in his yard, walking the fields around his acreage, and going for a drive to track which field the geese were landing in. His companion of thirty years, Rosalie Laun, joined him for many of those trips and he treasured their friendship. His nights were spent watching his favorite sports teams, especially the Blue Jays, and CFCW was the only source of music he needed.
Dennis was predeceased by his parents Walter and Velma; and brother Donald.
Left to cherish his memory are his daughter Elyse Ramstad; and siblings Maxine (Dean) King, Elaine (Ed) Heck, and Leon (Suzanne) Ramstad.
At Dennis's request, no formal service will take place.