TISDALL, Ralph Morland
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Born in Moncton N.B. October 10, 1924 passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital, in Comox, BC, on June 10, 2012. We say farewell to a wonderful man with his wonderful smile. He leaves behind his wife and best friend Heather and sons Ralph Jr., Douglas, James (Natalie), Glenn (Katia) and daughters Linda (Sean) and Laurie (Ken), also, 19 grandchildren who he loved so much and was loved back by them all, 5 great-grandchildren, brothers-in-law Campbell (Suzanne) and David and nieces Diane (Roscoe), Susan (Nap), Bill, Peter and Brenda. Ralph served in the Canadian Navy during WWII as a signal man. When the war ended he moved from Moncton to Montreal and joined the TCA family later and now know as Air Canada. He was with the Company at Headquarters as Manager of Flight Operations for 38 years. During his years at Air Canada he organized a Golf Tournament called the Prestwick Close in 1969 and was active for 30 years until the big wind up in PEI in 1999. When he retired, he and Heather moved to Courtenay and started a busy retirement enjoying golf, fishing and gardening. He organized the Comox Valley Pionairs (Air Canada Retirees) who met once a month, for over 10 years. Ralph put up a valiant fight with cancer and never complained. A big thank you to his friends Judy and Henry Jolley, Bev and William Papp and Dr. W. Crowe. A farewell service and refreshments will be held at the Comox Valley Funeral Home, 1101 Ryan Rd, Courtenay BC, Monday, June 18, 2012 at 2 PM.
Rest in peace Ralph.
Published in The Gazette on June 14, 2012