Peacefully, at Blue Water Rest Home in Zurich, Ontario on Monday, September 11, 2017, Sidney D. Ramer, in his 97th year. Beloved husband of Viola M. (Gingerich) Ramer for 69 years. Father of five children, Anne Rolleman, Lois (Hank) Bos, Jim (Phyllis) Ramer, Thelma (Rodney) Steinman, and Janice Ramer. Survived by his sisters Elsie McDowell and Grace Ramer. Sidney and Viola have thirteen grandchildren, Rob (Angela), Geoff, Lynda, Daryl (Celeste); Adrian (Bonnie), Justin (Halen); Jamie (Lea-Anne), Chad (Jennifer), Jill, Jana-Lynn; Joanna (Mathew), Luke (Erin) and Aimee-Joy. Remembered by his great-grandchildren Hannah, Grant, Kiley, Zephan, Zion; Henry, Koen; Brody, Payton, Kaybrie Reece, Morgan, Seth, Jaidyn; Rebecca and Jackson. Survived by in-laws Laurene Zehr, Steve and Mary Ellen Gingerich, Verna Gingerich and Mary Gingerich. Also survived by many nieces and nephews and their families. Predeceased by his father and mother Martin (1929) and Annie (1974) (Dettwiler) Ramer and his parents-in-law Sarah (Erb) (1980) and Aaron (1994) Gingerich, his brothers and their wives Jonas (Norma), Leonard (Ada), Elvin (Mildred) and in-laws Emerson McDowell, Edgar, Calvin, and Mildred Gingerich and Harold Zehr.
Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 49 Goshen Street North, Zurich on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. The funeral service will be held at the Zurich Mennonite Church, 37818 Zurich-Hensall Road, Zurich on Thursday, September 14th at 11 AM with Pastor Ryan Jantzi officiating. Interment Zurich Mennonite Cemetery.
Donations to Habitat for Humanity, the Mennonite Disaster Service, or a charity of choice.