Obituary of Albert Ranson, Port Morien
It is with broken hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of our husband, father, grandfather and brother, Albert B. Ranson, age 76 on Thursday, March 12th, 2020 at the CBRH, Sydney after a courageous battle with ALS. Born in Louisbourg on March 9th, 1944, Albert was the son of the late Joseph and Delphine (Baker) Ranson. Fishing and family were his two greatest loves. His lifelong work as a fisherman took him on many adventures, none meant more to him than the 22 years on False Bay with Donald and “the boys”. He was a past member of the Port Morien Volunteer Fire Department, the Port Morien Wildlife Association and caretaker of St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Homeville. Albert was known for his quick wit, mischievous smile and kind heart which made him a friend too many. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Julie (Clements) Ranson, his daughter, Linda (Stan) and his pride and joy, grandson, Jeremy, brother, Robert (Lillian), sisters, Brenda (Jack), Dorothy (Lou) and a large extended family who meant the world to him. Cremation has taken place. Visitation is Sunday evening, March 15th from 6-8 pm in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, Chapel & Reception Center, 16 Reserve Street, Glace Bay. The funeral mass officiated by Fr. Norman MacPhee and Fr. Conrad Edwards is Monday at 2 pm in St. Mary’s Church, Port Morien followed by a reception in the Morien Fire Hall. Interment at a later date in the parish cemetery. On line condolences to the family can be expressed at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca “Calm seas and light winds, Sailor” Family flowers only. Donations may be made to ALS Association or St. Mary’s Church Fund, Port Morien.