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Ralph Swan

Ralph Arnold Swan

Tuesday, April 30th, 1929 - Saturday, January 25th, 2020
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Obituary

Ralph Arnold Swan
April 30th, 1929 - January 25th, 2020

Peacefully entered rest at Providence Care Hospital, Kingston, Ontario January 25th, 2020 in his 91st year after a year and a half hospitalization due to an accident. Loving husband of Shirley Swan (Foster) for 61 years and father of Heather Swan-Jones (Ken Jones) of Leonardtown Maryland, Lori Newman (Scott) of Belleville and Janet Oka (Kelly) of Ottawa. Cherished grandfather to Emily MacDonald (Bobby), Andrew Jones, Andrea Newman, Amanda Newman, Olivia Oka and Graydon Oka.

Dear son of the late Gerald and Keitha Swan. Loving brother to Wilma Huffman, Corbyville; Muriel McGee, Ottawa; Audrey Bulmer (Gordon), Oshawa; Bruce Swan, Plainfield; brother-in-law Duane Martin, Kingston; Ivan Clare, Stirling, Vernon Colby, Alliston and Gary Boyles, Toronto. Dear step-brother of Catherine Clarke (Ted), Lindsay; Colleen Gorman (Eric), Nepean and Jean Tomaso, Arnprior. Predeceased by sisters Erma Martin; Wanda Clare; Beryl Colby; Mona Ray and Blanche Swan and Brother in laws Carman Huffman; Jim Ray; Milton McGee and Sister-in-law Gloria Swan.

Active member of St. Mark’s United Church, Cannifton; the Quinte Friendship Moira Chapter, Royal Arch Masons, No. 7, G.R.C., Belleville, and the Belleville and District Shrine Club.

Mr. Swan is resting at the John R. Bush Funeral Home, 80 Highland Avenue, Belleville (613-968-5588) for visitation on Friday, February 7th from 2-4 p.m. & 7-9 p.m. and again on Saturday morning from 10:00 a.m. until service time. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Saturday, February 8th, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Kate Ann Follwell and Rev. Ryan McNally officiating. Cremation with inurnment in the spring at Belleville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family would greatly appreciate memorial donations to University Hospitals Kingston Foundation (Providence Care Hospital – Complex Medical Care, Palliative Care or Rehabilitation Care) at www.uhkf.ca or 866-549-5452 OR Quinte Friendship Moira Chapter Royal Arch Masons OR the Belleville and District Shrine Club.

For online condolences, donations or to share a memory of Ralph, please visit www.rushnellfamilyservices.com
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, February 7th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Friday, February 7th, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    John R Bush Funeral Home
    Address
    80 Highland Avenue
    BELLEVILLE, ON K8P 3R4
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Second Visitation

    Friday, February 7th, 2020 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    When
    Friday, February 7th, 2020 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Location
    John R Bush Funeral Home
    Address
    80 Highland Avenue
    BELLEVILLE, ON K8P 3R4
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
  • Third Visitation

    Saturday, February 8th, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, February 8th, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    John R Bush Funeral Home
    Address
    80 Highland Avenue
    BELLEVILLE, ON K8P 3R4
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, February 8th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, February 8th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    John R Bush Funeral Home
    Address
    80 Highland Avenue
    BELLEVILLE, ON K8P 3R4
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Rev. Kate Ann Follwell
    Co-Celebrant
    Rev. Ryan McNally
  • Reception

    Location
    John R Bush Funeral Home
    Address
    80 Highland Avenue
    BELLEVILLE, ON K8P 3R4
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  • Shriners

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Craig, Nadine (nee Swan), Austin & Andrew Mayall

Posted at 02:16pm
May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you. Thinking of you all at this time and sending love!
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Posted at 03:23pm
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Sandra Flagler

Posted at 09:52am
We are truly saddened to hear of Ralph's death.

Sandra, Carol, Mark and Phil Jr.
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Nadine Mayall

Posted at 01:45pm
Uncle Ralph was a special man and he put up such a good fight. He will be missed greatly by all that knew him. I will cherish the find memories I have of him. Thinking of my dear family at this time. I am adding a photo of the sunrise I woke up to the morning he passed. May he Rest In Peacefully in Paradise. Xoxoxo
Nadine (Swan) Mayall, Armstrong BC
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Trish Bogaert

Posted at 08:30pm
Jan and Kelly and Family,
We were so sorry to hear of the loss of your father and grandfather. Thinking of you at this sad time.
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