Smith, Ralph Emerson – September 25, 1923 – October 5, 2012

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of a loving father, grandpa and brother. Predeceased by loving wife Dorothy (Hurst) Smith (1984) and daughter Susan Smith (1950). Father to Doug and Sheila Smith (Collingwood), Steven and Janet Smith (Wheatley). Will be greatly missed by grandchildren Sean Smith, Jeff Smith, Lindsay Samoila (Vladimir) and DeeAnna Smith. Brothers William and Doug Smith. Predeceased by brothers Don Smith and Ted Williams. Ralph was a Naval Veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Talbot Trail Golf Course, Wheatley Legion Branch #324 and the Westmount Army and Naval Club. Ralph was very grateful for anything you did for him. He taught us all many life lessons. Ralph’s intellect, global knowledge, strength, kindness, determination, his want for very little and his love for his family, especially grandchildren were some of his many qualities. Ralph always put others before himself. We are proud he actively fought in WW II for our freedom. We are grateful for the excellent care he received at Meadows Retirement Home, Wheatley. Following Ralph’s wishes he will be buried beside his wife and daughter in SanctuaryPark, Toronto. A Memorial Luncheon will be held at the Wheatley Legion Br. #324 on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. Donations in memory of Ralph can be made to the Wheatley Legion Br. #324, the Canadian Cancer Society or the Leamington Hospital Foundation by contacting the Hammond Funeral Home, 17 Little Street South, Wheatley. (519-825-7741)

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