May 23, 1921 – November 7, 2012
Ralph passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospital surrounded by his loving family on November 7th, 2012. He was predeceased by his wife Gertrude in 2001. Ralph is survived and will be greatly missed by Judy (Ron) Wentz, Gweneth (Gill) Baily, Rodney Hill, Robert (Brenda) Hill and David (Georgette) Hill; his grandchildren Susan, Janel, Bob, Christopher, Lara, Andy, William, Lawrence, Debbie, Rob, and Wendy; great-grandchildren Jordan, Brandon and numerous others; his two sisters as well as other relatives and friends.
Ralph served in the Navy during the Second World War. He was a Mason and was a Royal Canadian Legion member. In his leisure time Ralph enjoyed the outdoors and often went fishing and camping. Ralph was a kind, warm and generous person, who loved to play jokes and give people nicknames.
His family wishes to thank the Doctor’s and nurses of the Emergency department at St. Joseph’s Hospital for their excellent care and compassion.
Donations in Ralph’s memory made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
A Celebration of Ralph’s Life took place at Comox Valley Funeral Home Cremation and Reception Centre, 1101 Ryan Rd., Courtenay on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 1:00pm.