December 21, 1927 – January 28, 2015
Passed away peacefully at Wentworth Lodge with family by his side on Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 in his 88th year. Loving husband and best friend of Audrey (nee Glass). Cherished father of Louise (Ron) Rodgers of Dundas, Dianna (Terry) Dunnigan of Woodstock, Brian (Eleanor) Thili of Angus, Cheryl of Dundas and predeceased by Michael. Survived by his sisters Josephine (Elliot) Firth-Eagland of Burlington and Mary Louise (John) Ross of Coquitlam,BC. Proud grandfather of 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Ralph was a veteran of the Royal Canadian Navy. He owned and operated Blue Arrow TV in Dundas for over 35 years and was well known for his friendly manner, honesty and integrity. He was passionate about playing both golf and curling. Ralph was a longstanding member of the Royal Canadian Legion (Dundas Branch). A special thank you to Dr. Scott Nash and the staff of Maple Lane at Wentworth Lodge for their dedicated and compassionate care for the past three years. Friends and family will be received at the Cattel, Eaton & Chambers Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas on Friday, January 30th, 2015 from 7:00pm-9:00pm. A graveside service for Ralph will be held on Monday, February 2nd at 10:00 am at Grove Cemetery in Dundas. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
Enjoy your unlimited tee times and a hole in one in every shot!
My thoughts and prayers are with all of Ralphs’ family at this difficult time!
We were neighbours in our younger days on Cumberland Ave. in Burlington, many years ago!
Louise,John and I still keep in touch regularilly by email and ocasional visits!
Xoxo to all Sylvia D.
so sorry for your loss. He was a great man. May Uncle Ralph RIP
A wonderful and caring man will be sadly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Thili family at this time.
xoxo Judy and Alahna.
I am so sorry fro your loss. Thoughts and prayers for the entire family. Mr. Thili’s visits were always a treasure.
May you rest in peace,
On behalf of our family, and especially my mother Eleanor, we extend our heartfelt condolences during this most difficult time. We have many fond memories of Ralph and Audrey and Mom will miss Ralph’s smile and the mischievous twinkle in his eye. Your entire family is in our thoughts and prayers. With Love, Eleanor, Calvin, Marlene, Ian and Robert.
Dear Cheryl and family: We are all so very sorry to hear about your dad. Our love and thoughts are with you now and always. RIP Ralph Thili.
Love Nancy and Dave Turple and family
Very sorry to hear of Mr. Thili’s passing. Please accept my condolences. It has been years since I ran into him. He was always such a nice man. I remember sleep overs at your house on Marion Crescent. Lots of good memories.
We are so sad to hear of Uncle Ralph’s passing and want to extend to the Thili family our deepest sympathy for your loss.
Love, Christine and Cody
To my brother Ralph’s children, grandchildren and great grandchildren
We share your grief and sorrow . Our thoughts are with you all at this time. Sorry we cannot be with you at this time.
With love fron louise, john, and family.
It’s hard to lose a father (a husband, a brother)…it’s so hard…
and yet, we do not have to lose the love we have received from them, felt for them, and continue to feel. In a way I could never have predicted a warmth and a particular intimacy has come in and continues to grow in me since the loss of my own dad; how I carry who he was, all of it, all of it. These men we live along side are so big! And they take up so much room, inside!
I am sorry I cannot be with you physically to share this time, but I am with you, thinking of you and saying little prayers. I wish peace and warmth, comfort and strength to all of you that were close to him – that you can still feel him giving to you. Love is stronger than death.
My love and best wishes to you – and a kiss to Ralph, on his way…
Dear Cheryl so sorry to see that your Dad passed away recently. My thoughts and prayers are with you.