John Ramage Sr. together with his son arrived in Coalhurst the latter part of 1926. At this time they began working in the coal mine. They were both experienced coal miners coming from the coal fields of Fyfe, Scotland. John Sr. was joined by his wife Catherine, a son and a daughter in September, 1927.
John continued his work in the mine until the time of the underground explosion. Being underground at the time of the explosion, John received a back injury.
After the mine had closed operation, their daughter found employment in Lethbridge and shortly after her mother and father moved into Lethbridge.
John passed away in January, 1950 and Catherine in July, 1952.
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