Unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 of Lucan, at the age of 59. Cherished husband of Freda (Reinink) van der Wal for over 38 years. Proud dad of Krista van der Wal, and Michele van der Wal (Jeffrey Grison). Beloved son of Grace (Vos) and the late Heiko van der Wal. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Alberta and William den Hartog, and William and Kathy van der Wal. Ralph will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.
Ralph always enjoyed being in the great outdoors. He loved to fish, hunt, or head out with his buddies on a snowmobiling trip. He always liked to keep busy farming, or taking the four-wheeler back to the bush where he made maple syrup.
Visitation will be held at Providence United Reformed Church, 447 Second Street, STRATHROY on Friday from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 PM, where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 22nd at 11 AM with Pastor Harry Zekveld officiating. Interment St. James Cemetery, Clandeboye.
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For those unable to attend the funeral service in person, the family invites you to join with them from the comfort of your home. Stream the service live by visiting https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtN2m-q0IHtRjt0Hsejb3cA/live
Donations to Word and Deed or the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.