Ralph Tingley

Ralph C. Tingley

Sunday, November 11th, 1934 - Friday, November 29th, 2019
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Ralph Tingley
Age 85, of Glen Haven, passed away peacefully in Shoreham Village, Chester, on Friday, November 29, 2019. He was predeceased by mother, Eva (Ayer); father, Harold; sisters, Ruth (Mitchell), Shirley (Temple), Helen (Dowell); and first wife Valerie, (Lunn). He is survived by wife, Julie (Duffus); children, Deborah Gue (Randy), Vancouver; Geoffrey (Sarah), Crousetown; Stephen, Halifax; Robert (Cynthia), Aurora, Ont.; Diane Hopper (Steven), Centreville; and grandchildren, Lauren, Scott, Anna Louise, Amanda (Scott), Jason, Danielle, Carlie (Shawn), Sara, Jennifer (Eric), Joseph, Victoria, Rachel; great-grandchildren, Alexander and Avery; and numerous nieces and nephews. Ralph was born in Halifax and spent many years in broadcasting (radio and television), and later, the insurance industry. He had a lifelong love of music, which he passed on to all of his children. Ralph was accomplished in trumpet and euphonium, playing in several bands since his school days. He loved to sing with the Chebuctones, the Bay Chorale and his church choir at St. Luke's. He was very active in the sailing community and built a lovely schooner "Sybarite" in mother Eva's backyard in the North End of Halifax. Later, he came into possession of the historic 1905 schooner "Adare" which provided many years of racing and cruising with wife Julie and his family. He was past commodore of the Nova Scotia Schooner Association. Ralph had a real gift for building, creating, and innovating and his family will cherish many related memories. His charm, keen sense of humor, and beautiful voice will be greatly missed. The family would like to extend sincere appreciation to the kind staff of Shoreham Village. Memorial contributions in memory of Ralph made to,,, or a charity of your choice are appreciated by the family. Cremation has taken place and the service will be on Saturday, December 7th at 10 a.m. in St. Luke's United Church in Upper Tantallon. Reception to follow. Online condolences can be made at:
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Love, Amanda, Scott & Avery

Posted at 10:49am
Wishing we could be there with you today. Know that you will be in our thoughts and Grandpa Ralph's memory will forever live within our hearts.
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Warren Brodie

Posted at 10:43am
Julie So sorry to hear of Ralph's passing. I have many fond memories from the the 40 odd years that Ralph and I worked together, built boats, sailed inshore and offshore .

The Dowells

Posted at 03:15pm
With our deepest sympathy and loving memories of Uncle Ralph
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Anna Hall

Posted at 02:41pm
Julie, we would like to express our deep condolences on the passing of Ralph. We have very warm memories of the both of you at the Sailing Club and in the Community. As you may know, Ralph was our Insurance Agent for many years, and we enjoyed his
stories each time we had the opportunity to see him.

I am sorry that I did not know that you both owned the Schooner, Adare. My grandfather, was the Navigator for J.K.L. Ross when he owned the Adare, in Baddeck. I would loved to have heard any stories that Ralph had on the acquisition of the Schooner and what shape she was in, etc. when he bought her. Hope to see you soon.

Karen MacPherson

Posted at 08:49am
Condolences to your family. Debbie and I went to elementary school together, and I still remember Ralph as an exuberant and charming dad. May he rest in peace. Karen MacPherson, Calgary

Deb Gue Posted at 04:44pm

Karen, so glad to hear from you my dear friend from long ago. Would love to hear from you - please email when you get a chance

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