ALLEN, Ralph Cyrus

October 30, 1930 – November 9, 2012

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Ralph on November 9, 2012. He was predeceased by his former wife, Marion (nee Richardson), as well as six siblings.

Ralph is survived by his loving wife of 15 years, Jean (nee Bryant); brother, Richard (Anne) Allen; daughters, Darah-Lynne (Jim) Nichol and Shelley Rose (John) Hough; stepdaughter, Ruth Culley and stepson, Peter (Daphne) Culley; grandchildren, Shawna, Kyla, and Jenna Nichol; and many nieces and nephews.

Ralph was a member of the Ashlar Lodge of Nanaimo and the Royal Canadian Legion – Branch 256 (Nanaimo).

There will be a Celebration of Life at Branch 256 Legion from 12:00pm–3:00pm, Friday, November 23, 2012.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation, in Ralph’s memory, to the Alzheimer’s Society or to Nanaimo Hospice.

We thought of you today

But that is nothing new

We thought of you yesterday

And will tomorrow too

We think of you in silence

And make no outward show

For what it meant to lose you

Only those who love you know

Remembering you is easy

We do it every day

It’s the heartache of losing you

That will never go away.

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