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Ralph Van Aken
June 19, 1928 - November 11, 2014
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Opa on Tuesday November 11th, 2014. He passed away peacefully in his 87th year surrounded by family. Beloved husband and soulmate of Jean for 61 years. Will be sadly missed and remembered by his children Frank (Ditte), Paul, Joanne and John (Tammy). Loving Opa to grandchildren Maria, Michael (Monique), Karalyn, Nicole, Erik, Alexis and Rachel and Great Opa to Mackenzie and Madison. He will be missed by family in Australia and the Netherlands. Ralph was a retiree of Stelco at the 20 Inch Mill, where he was a dedicated worker for over 30 years. The family would like to give special thanks to the staff at Jurvanski Hospital Wards F3 and C4 for their excellent care and compassion. Family and friends will be received at Dodsworth and Brown Funeral Home - Ancaster Chapel , 378 Wilson St . E on November 14th from 7 - 9pm with the Funeral Service to follow in the Funeral Home Chapel at 11 am Saturday November 15th. Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation in Ralph's name