In Memory of



Obituary for Ian Ralston

Ian Harvey Stewart Ralston (Peter) passed away peacefully on June 1st 2023 with his wife of 64 years Beverley Ralston, née Randall, by his side. Father of Suzanne (Raymond), Roberta, Peter (Tanya) and grandfather to Sean, Seanon, Marc (Whitney), Liam, Kieran, Sierra, and Priya. Son of the late Vera Claire (née Stockhausen) and Jack Ralston, brother of the late Jimmy Ralston (May). Loving uncle to Colin, Elizabeth (Ticker) and John.

Born on August 25th 1931, in Kingston Jamaica, Ian was educated at Kingston College, JA and the University of Manitoba, where he joined the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders of the Canadian Armed Forces. Ian was the Cultivation Manager and Director at Water Well, in Race Course, until the family migrated to Canada in 1978. Ian continued in the field of agronomy with various consulting projects around the world.
Ian loved gardening, the Bible, reading, the news and anything sweet. His kind heart and quiet smile will be missed by all.

A celebration of Ian’s life will be held in the family garden June 24th 11 am. Please let us know if you will be attending: or 613-330-0472. If we can figure out the tech, you can join us virtually on Zoom

Thank you to all those who helped the family with his care: GAIN, CarePartners PSWs, St Elizabeth PSWs, Palliative Care Peterborough, Christina, Dr.Beamish, Dr MacMillan-Jones and all the staff and volunteers at Hospice Peterborough, who were all so attentive, loving and caring.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice Peterborough are welcome.