Ralph Tippett

Ralph Tippett

Friday, September 17th, 1937 - Wednesday, November 4th, 2020
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Passed peacefully in his sleep November 4th, 2020, after a valiant fight with cancer.
He will be remembered as a loving partner to Margaret Elizabeth Tippett (Blears) of Peterborough, as the best Dad ever by Beth (Elizabeth) Calwell (husband Doug) of Belleville, Barb Lemon (husband Jamie) of Brantford and Brian Tippett, Grandpa to Greg Tippett, Jennifer Kerr, Papa to Christopher, Riley (& Sarah), Mackenzie (& Fiona), Morgan (& Taylor) Calwell, Brianna, Amber, and James Lemon. Great Grandpa to Lily and Bradley.
Ralph was born in Oshawa in 1937. He graduated from the University of Toronto as a Professional Forrester in 1962. Married in 1962, Ralph started a career with the Ministry of Natural Resources that had him moving from Oshawa to Lindsay to Brighton to Gravenhurst to Owen Sound and finally Peterborough.
Ralph loved biking, canoeing, stained glass, and curling. This spring, prior to Covid he was still instructing learn to curl and blind curling at the Peterborough golf and country club and working at St John’s Anglican Church with the men’s group.
RALPH said he would leave with no regrets, he had travelled the world with the love of his life, and had a family he loved and was immensely proud of.
The family would like to thank the Palliative Care Team and Hospice Peterborough for their kind , loving and extremely dignified support throughout Ralph's illness. You eased the burden for all of us and are such a gift to the community.
Memories live on in the telling of stories, Ralph was taken much quicker than we expected. What we miss in this time of Covid is the time to get together and hear your stories so the family is asking that you would embrace this opportunity to write them down and share them with us. He was a man that touched many lives from his work as a forester with MNR, at church, at the curling club and out in the community that he lived in.
Charitable donations to St John’s Anglican Church, Hospice Peterborough or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at
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Carol Multamaki

Posted at 11:50am
Hello Margaret:
I was sorry to read today,

that Ralph had passed away in Nov. I have not spent any time at the computer for awhile. Both Eero and I always enjoyed hearing about your travels, where you had been since our last MNR luncheon or where you two were traveling in the future. I am hoping that those wonderful memories will give you some comfort. Ralph was always a positive person and had a lovely smile to welcome us to the luncheon get-togethers. He will be remembered fondly.
You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
My sincere sympathies,
Carol Multamaki


Jack Beardall

Posted at 01:44pm
Ralph's contributions to the curling program at Peterborough Golf and Country Club were much appreciated.
Nice man! May he rest in peace.

Gordon Cottrill

Posted at 07:28am
Ralph was my boss at M.N.R. in Owen Sound. He was a wonderful leader as well as friend. I have fond memories and miss him. Gordon Cottrill

Dave and Sharon Lasenby

Posted at 09:13am
Our most sincere condolences to you and your family. We have many fond memories of curling with you and Ralph. We particularly recall his positive feedback and encouraging smile while you and Ralph helped introduce us to the game.

Louise Gilbertson

Posted at 04:38pm
Ralph was a solid fixture in our neighbourhood who could always be counted in times of need. He was a very unselfish man with an extraordinarily kind heart, always volunteering and helping people. I will miss seeing Ralph and Marg hand in hand on their daily walks. I write these words with a very heavy heart. Ralph, you will be sorely missed.

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