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ADAMS, Ralph Gordon
Passed away peacefully at Metropolitan Hospital on December 6, 2011 at 87 years of age. Beloved husband of Mabel (nee Mattis) with whom he celebrated 68 years of marriage. Loving father of Glen and wife Shirley Adams and Brenda Connelly. Treasured grandfather of Michelle and husband Dave, Robert and wife Carol and Paul. Great- grandfather of Grace, Holden, and Bryson. Dear brother of Neil and wife Barbara Adams, and the late Enid and husband Brian Ives, Keith, husband of Barbara Adams, Glen and Dale. Ralph was a veteran of WWII - Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserves. He was a longtime member of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. # 201 - Essex. Ralph was also a Ham Radio Operator since 1966 and he was a longtime barber in Essex. Ralph is resting at the:
Kennedy Funeral Home Ltd
128 Talbot St. North Essex
on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. R.C.L. Branch # 201 Service Thursday at 7 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted from the funeral home on Friday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Brent Horner officiating. Interment Country Meadows Cemetery, Essex. Donations may be made to Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Salvation Army-Essex. You may send your condolences online at:

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Published in Windsor Star from Dec. 7 to Dec. 8, 2011.
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June 21, 2012
deepest sympathy from leo and nancy caro ve3sua and va3sua ralph adams was best teacher and good man.
leo caro
December 8, 2011
What a great guy and an asset to his community and country. Ralph was a local legend to the Amateur Radio hobby and assisted many, myself included, in getting their radio license. He will be missed by many...
73's VA3RTX
D Dupuis
December 7, 2011
We will always remember Ralph as a good neighbour and dear friend. Memories of Ralph and Mabel sharing tomatoes and peppers over the back fence, and us reciprocating by sending over pears from the tree in our front yard. The neighbourhood will never be the same without him. We will remember him every spring when we first till the garden, cut the lawn, trim the hedge between our properties, or when Jim and Mike shovel the snow for the whole neighbourhood. Ralph was one in a million, and such a big part of our daily lives.We will honour his memory with the passing of every season. Our deepest condolences to Mabel, Brenda, and his family. May you find comfort in knowing we share your fond memories of this fine gentle man. It was truly an honour to call him friend for over 20 years. Love from Judy, Jim, Chris, and Dillon.
Judy Ackley
December 7, 2011
Thank you for your service to Canada. Lest we forget.
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