I spent a good part of my youth in a dentist chair and hated every minute. Somehow I had the good fortune to meet Ralph Yuodelis who changed all of that. The best dentist I every had. The work he did more than 20 years ago looks and feels as good as new. And yes, his kind heart and absolute competence, I am sure, was an inspiration to all who knew him.
Dearest Nan and family,
My deepest sympathies to you,your children and their families. We will all miss that wonderful "larger than life" man at Reid family gatherings and none of us will forget his wonderful sense of humour and his big laugh. Ralph and I shared many hours together in his dental office in Edmonton and I continue to wear his handiwork to this day. He will always have a very special place in my heart.
Love to you all,
Gladys Reid Tasseron
If you're lucky, you'll meet someone like Ralph a few times in a lifetime. He was a man who did his best to hide his soft heart with a mountainous ego & grandiose personality... but his tenderness & generosity still shone through. He would challenge you to your limits... because he knew your capabilities better than you. As a teacher, Ralph's visible hand would slap you with harsh criticism, while simultaneously his often invisible hand would open doors of opportunity for you to improve. Ralph reminded me of a football coach I'd had in Texas who once screamed, " You don't want me to stop yelling at you! Because the day I stop yelling, is the day I have given up on you." Ralph believed in those with whom he surrounded himself, and if you let it, his influence would make you better. I was honored to have known you, Ralph. Rest well my teacher, mentor, and friend.
I was privileged to share a year of my life with Ralph dad, Nan and their children, in that year I have the best memories of my life, I will never forget, thanks for allowing me to be part of the family, YOU will live forever in my memory, love María.