Thursday, September 30, 2010
Our Deepest Sympathy To Family Members of the late Datuk Ramsay Noel Jitam ...
Former assistant minister Ramsay Jitam passes away
September 30, 2010, Thursday
KUCHING: Former Assistant Minister of Agriculture Datuk Ramsay Noel Jitam, 78, passed away at the Sarawak General Hospital here early yesterday morning.
The former five-term Tanjung Datu assemblyman died of lung cancer at 12.05am.
He left behind his wife Datin Kathleen Jitam and three children Jeffery Foster Jitam, 53, Malcolm Orlando Jitam, 50, and Elizabeth Indrea Jitam, 43, and four grandchildren.
Ramsay, who was also a former Deputy State Police Commissioner, joined politics in 1983 and retired in 2001.
Through his years in the police force and politics he was fondly remembered as an honest and frank person.
After his retirement from politics he was involved actively in church work and instrumental in the establishment and setting up of the Ecumenical Centre at Jalan Stampin, where his body now lies in state.
His funeral service is expected to be held on Friday morning after which he will be buried at Batu Kitang Anglican Cemetery.
Deputy Chief Minister and president of Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Dr George Chan, Minister of Environment and Public Health Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh, Assistant Minister of Agriculture and SUPP Treasurer Datuk David Teng, Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department Tan Joo Phui, SUPP secretary-general Senator Datuk Sim Kheng Hui, Opar Assemblyman Ranum Mina, SUPP information chief Datuk Alfred Yap, SUPP Youth Chief Sih Hua Tong and other SUPP top officials were among those who paid their last respects to the late Jitam and his family yesterday.
Deputy Speaker of Parliament Datuk Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar and his wife Datin Fiona Junaidi, corporate figure Datuk Amar Leonard Linggi Jugah, relatives and friends also paid their last respects.
The state government, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Agro-based Industries Datuk Rohani Karim, and Kapit MP Datuk Alexander Linggi Jugah were among those who sent their wreaths.