Ralph Melton

Ralph Melton

Friday, July 24th, 1936 - Tuesday, July 21st, 2020
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Ralph Edward Melton of Caressant Care, Harriston, and formerly of Burnaby, B.C., passed away on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, in his 84th year.

Father of Cheryl Westlake & Vern Gregson of Arthur, Larry Melton & Kim Kirk of Acton, Laura & Paul Stewart of Halifax, N.S., Kim & Sam Arthurs of Chatsworth, and Diane Pepper & Valts Groskopfs of Essa, and remembered by their mother Barbara Lucas.

Grandfather of Corey Stewart, Amanda Stewart, Tim Hardcastle, Melissa Hardcastle, Rob Hardcastle, Dustin Pepper, Shannon Cooze, Lynn Westlake, and Kelly Westlake, and great-grandfather of Triston and Maddy.

Remembered by his stepchildren Phil Desjarlais, Dan Desjarlais, Scott Desjarlais, Mona Tailleur, and Nicole Haras, their families, and by their mother Doris Desjarlais.

Brother-in-law of Dianne Melton of Minesing.

Ralph was predeceased by his grandson Shayne Pepper, sisters June Anthony, and Vivian Smith, and by his brother Dennis Melton.

Private family arrangements have been entrusted to the Hardy-Lee Funeral Home, Harriston.

Memorial donations to Alzheimer Society, Heart & Stroke Foundation, or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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    Hardy-Lee Funeral Home
    44 John St. S.
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    Private family arrangements have been entrusted to the Hardy-Lee Funeral Home, Harriston.


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Kent Peters

Posted at 01:21pm
Never will I forget the time we were fishing in the Sydenham River, trolling for walleye. Ralph got huge "hit". I stopped the boat to let him tire out the monster. 10 minutes later he finally tired out his catch and brought it aboard. Believe it or not, this is the one and only time I have ever seen anyone catch an old rubber car tire. He never lived it down. Nothing but good memories my friend. RIP Kent Peters

Laura Stewart

Posted at 10:05pm
One thing I will remember about dad is when we were younger he always made up stories of when he and Cochise hung out together started the sports hockey and baseball. He had laughing and believing him. The stories kept us entertained while mom was grocery shopping. Usually we went to a park and sat there on the grass while he told us his stories. We were all so mesmerized.

Love you dad and will miss you! Love Laura

Christine Smith

Posted at 08:52pm
To the Melton family, Thinking of you all during this difficult time. With love, Christine, Brian, Jake & Nicole xxxx
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Dustin Pepper

Posted at 08:27pm
What can I say that hasn't already been said? Grandpa Ralph was, without a doubt, the life of the party! Always smiling, always laughing (mostly at his terrible jokes which would never end) and always trying to make everyone laugh and feel good. One of the gentlemen who was at the same home he was staying at said "oh Ralph? We got along great! Hes always joking and laughing and what a ladies man!" Everytime I hear Bob Seger's, Old Time Rock and Roll, I will think of you cutting up the floor, grabbing the hand of any girl on the dancefloor, just to try and make their night! Everytime I see a Diary Queen you will pop in my head, cause when driving anywhere we'd have to map the route to hit all of them along the way! And who can forget when you'd pull out your teeth to scare all the grandkids! I wish we had more time while you were back in Ontario, but I'm just glad you're at peace now. Rest in peace Grandpa Ralph! You were one in a million!

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