A teacher and the eldest of 3 children of Ovid Peters (a minister of the methodist church) and Pearl Boyd, Ralph Peters, the fourth cousin once-removed on the father's side of Nigel Horne, was born at Nashwaaksis, York, New Brunswick, Canada on 1 Aug 19171,2,3,4,5.
During his life, he was living at Brackley Point Road, Queens, Prince Edward Island, Canada on 1 Jun 19211; at Moncton, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada in 1943; and at 107 Great Russell Street, London, England in 1947.
He died on 15 Dec 2011 at St Joseph's Hospital, Saint John, New Brunswick2,3,5 (PETERS, RALPH NOBLE - It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Ralph Noble Peters, husband of Lorna (MacNabb) Peters which occurred on Thursday, December 15, 2011 at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was born on August 1, 1917 at Fredericton, NB to the late The Reverend Ovid and Pearl (Boyd) Peters. Ralph, who taught for eleven years in a mission trade school in central India and then in schools in Saint John, was a patient teacher and a consummate craftsmanwho liked nothing better than sharing his knowledge and skill. So often he would meet someone who said, "You were my shop teacher Mr. Peters." He was always keenly interested in his family, active in his church, involved with his communityand deeply aware of world issues. He loved to read, to discuss, to listen and to sing and he had an uncanny ability to be able to recall the perfect quote or poem for any occasion. He was conscientious, kind, considerate and he had a wonderful sense of humour. He was a true gentleman in every sense. Ralph is survived by Lorna, his loving wife of 68 years, his oldest son Brian (Danielle) of Mississauga, ON, daughter Linda (David) of Port Moody, BC and youngest son Dale (Lynn)of Saint John; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, brother Eric and sister, Phyllis Huestis. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
At Ralph's request there will be no visiting. A service celebrating his life will be held on Monday, December 19, 2011 at 10:00 AM at Portland United Church. Interment will be in Ocean View Memorial Gardens in the spring. Arrangements are under the care of Brenan's Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John (634-7424). For those who wish, remembrances can be made to the Mission and Service Fund of the United Church of Canada, the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the charity ofyour choice) and is buried there.
3 In 1954, he travelled from New York, New York, USA to Southampton, Hampshire, England (cunard Queen Elizabeth) arriving on 20 Sep (cunard Queen Elizabeth.).
Marriage date (27 Apr 1943) has no citations
Listed in the residence for 1947, but spouse Lorna MacNabb is not
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