1945 ~ Elizabeth “Beth” May Akins ~ 2019

Posted: March 14th, 2019

Elizabeth “Beth” May Akins (nee Lightfoot) passed away at Good Samaritan Southridge Village, with her children by her side on Sunday, March 10, 2019 at the age of 73 yrs.

Beth leaves to cherish her memory, one son, Billy Ramsay (Jenn Sharp) and his children, Morgan, Wyatt and Rylan Ramsay; their mother, Jody; one daughter, Nadine (Pat) McKnight and their children, Tatum and Krista McKnight; step son, Jeremy (Ali) Akins and family; and her two sisters, Bernice White and her daughter, Melissa White and Connie (Ed) Geiger.

Beth was predeceased by her husband William “Bill” Ramsay; her parents, Chuck and Marg (Donnelly) Lightfoot; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ray and Alice (Beierbach) Faulkner; her nephew, Mitchell White; and brothers-in-law, David White and Gary Fox.

Beth was born August 17, 1945 in Eastend, SK and raised in Consul, SK. Upon high school graduation in 1963, Beth attended St. Michael’s School of Nursing in Lethbridge, AB where she trained as a Laboratory Technician.

In May of 1965, Beth married Bill Ramsay and moved to the ranch in the Cypress Hills, SK. In 1973 Beth was widowed, she remained at the ranch with her children and was remarried in 1975 to Bill Akins. She continued to operate the ranch until 1993, at which time she semi-retired and moved to the Medicine Hat area.

Beth’s early years in Consul were full of action and adventure which served her well when she married a rancher and moved to the Hills. Though she was raised in a small town, Beth adapted quickly to the ranching lifestyle. She embraced all aspects of ranch life, except for raising chickens! In addition to the commercial ranching operation, Beth enjoyed raising horses and longhorn cattle. She was involved in a number of activities and organizations including softball, curling, skiing, Irvine Ag Society, Texas Longhorn Association and Stockgrowers to name a few. Upon semi-retirement, Beth worked at several businesses in Medicine Hat, she particularly enjoyed the years she spent at the Beefeater. Beth had an enduring faith in God and attended the River Valley Community Church as long as she was able. She was also blessed with many wonderful friends and neighbours who supported her throughout her life.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z5, on Sunday, March 17th, 2019 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. The Funeral Service will be held at the Grandstand Banquet Room, Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede Grounds, 2055 – 21 Avenue SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, on Monday, March 18th, 2019 at 3:00 pm with Pastor Mark Borrows officiating. A time of fellowship will follow the service. Memorial gifts may be made in Beth’s name to Good Samaritan South Ridge Village. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Elizabeth Akins. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL CREMATORIUM & RECEPTION CENTRE, “The Chapel in the Park” #1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z5 (403)528-2599 www.saamis.com inquiry@saamis.com Locally owned and directed CGR Holdings Ltd.

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