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AYERS, Ralph

October 26, 1948 — October 7, 2022

The family of Ralph David Ayers regrets to announce his passing, at the age of 73, on October 7, 2022. He passed peacefully, surrounded by his family and their love. 

Ralph Ayers was born in Toronto, Ontario on October 26, 1948, to the late Ralph and Doris Ayers. He attended Terraview Heights Public School (and reconnected with classmates in his later years), followed by Victoria Park Secondary School. He grew up with a love for music and had fond memories playing guitar in his band “Group Therapy”. Ralph enjoyed years spent at the family cottage at Sharbot Lake, highlighted by the annual searching for the “orb” (an old white ball) during Thanksgiving walks.

Ralph received his Masters in Business, which he parlayed into a management and sales career in the forest products industry. During his working years, he was recognized for his outstanding performance, while making lifelong friends along the way.  

Ralph was an avid reader, played hockey and golf, and loved taking photos and home videos of his family and friends.

Ralph took an active role in the Parkinson Society group in Kelowna, BC, raising money and awareness for the Parkinson’s SuperWalk fundraiser each year.

In his later years, he spent his time with family, enjoyed trivia nights and rye and gingers, while waiting for the Maple Leafs to win another Stanley Cup.

Ralph was known for his dedication to his family and his wonderful sense of humour. He will be deeply missed and is survived by Grace, his wife of 42 years; their children David, Kristy, Jesse, and Alix; and his brother Henry and sister Leslie. He was predeceased by his brother Charlie. 

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