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Coolen; Ralph Freeman

Posted By Obits On September 3, 2010 @ 11:57 am In Obituaries | 16 Comments


Coolen, Ralph Freeman, 94, of Moose Harbour, Queens County passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 2nd, 2010, in the Queens General Hospital, Liverpool.

Born in  Liverpool, he was a son of the late Lemuel and Juna (Freeman) Coolen.

Ralph was a veteran of World War Two serving with the Royal Canadian Air Force. Following the war, he was a fisherman before working with Mosher and Rawding Construction and then with Mersey Seafoods Limited of Liverpool. He enjoyed gardening and was an avid “Blue Jays” fan. He was a member of Grace Anglican and Trinity Anglican Churches and was a life member of Mersey Branch #38, Royal Canadian Legion, Liverpool.

He is survived by his daughter Virginia (Bob) Sanford of Liverpool and his son Reginald (Phyllis) of Mersey Point. Step children:Lynn Tilly and William Tilly, both of Windsor; Phyllis Scuntry of Edmonton. Seven grandchildren; three step grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, several step great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. Sister-in-law Mary Tilly of Windsor.

He was predeceased by his second wife Maxine (Tilly); son Gregory, brother Karl and stepson Philip.

Funeral service will be Monday, September 6th, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. in Trinity Anglican Church, Liverpool. Chaplain Donald Lawton officiating. Burial will be in Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Liverpool. Family flowers only, donations may be made to Canadian Diabetes Association, the Queens General Hospital Foundation or to any charity. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com

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Condolence from Rick & Debbie Kempton on September 3rd, 2010 12:07 pm

Ginnie & Bob and family

Sorry to hear of Ralph’s passing He did get to live a very full life.

Our thoughts are with you.

Rick & Debbie Kempton

Condolence from Warren and Karen Wagner and staff on September 3rd, 2010 3:56 pm

I was shocked to hear of Ralph’s passing. Please accept our deepest condolences. I saw him only last week. Ralph was a fixture at our store, visiting almost daily when he could drive and often after he couldn’t. Ralph and I had a few toe to toe sessions with his strong will against mine but he was a great old guy and remained a true friend of all of us at Memory Lane. We all celebrated his birthday with a cake last month as in each year for the last ten years or so.
He will be truly missed as will his love of technology and exploring the latest gadgets.
Warren, Karen, Alex, Tim, Sheri and Mike

Condolence from Robert & Sally Fader on September 3rd, 2010 3:59 pm

Ginny & Reg: So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Our condolences are with you at this very sad time.

Condolence from Doug and Linda Hatt on September 3rd, 2010 4:09 pm

We are so sorry to hear of Ralph’s passing.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of his family.

Doug and Linda

Condolence from Myril & Shirley Greenough on September 4th, 2010 8:00 am

Reggie & Phyllis, Ginnie & Bob. Quite a surprise to see that Ralph had passed on . Nice man. First met him in 1946 when he and Tom Scobey fished herring at Port LeHerbert. Our thoughts are with you.Will see you at the church on Monday
Myril & Shirley

Condolence from Nina Inness on September 4th, 2010 8:40 am

Ginny & Reg & family,
I am very sorry to see that you have lost your father. Sincerest condolances.

Condolence from David Huskins on September 4th, 2010 9:26 am

Hi Family: Sorry to hear of Ralph’s passing. I have known him along time. Remember him most when he went fishing. Dad (Curt) and I talked to him a lot when we went hand lining. David

Condolence from Philip & Rosalie Croft on September 4th, 2010 4:49 pm

Ginnie & Bob, Reggie & Phyllis,

We were very sorry to here of your father’s passing.
Our sincere sympathy to all of the family.

Condolence from Tim McDonald on September 4th, 2010 4:53 pm

Reg & family
It’s hard to find the words to say how much we will all miss Ralph. We’ve known him more than 10 years and over those years we’ve become good friends. I always loved his stories from days gone by, whether it be dancing to Don Messer, his many years of working construction, or reminiscing about his family and seeing his eyes tear up when talking about his grandfather, Robert Coolen. We always looked forward to his daily visits to our shop (Memory Lane) when he still had his license and we even had a special chair just for him. Thanks for sharing Ralph with us, we will all really miss him.

Condolence from Sheri Roy on September 4th, 2010 7:13 pm

When he still could drive Ralph would be at the store (Memory Lane) pretty much every day. When he’d leave I’d always say, “See you tomorrow, Ralph”. He’d always answer with, “Well, at my age I can’t make any promises!” I loved his stories. I’ll never forget the time he was one number away from $1 million on Atlantic 649, lol. He ended up with $649. He talked about that for a long time, and he’d still mention it once in awhile. He sure liked his gadgets, it will be strange not showing him the new toys. He will be a huge miss for sure.

Condolence from Gerald & Vina Moses on September 5th, 2010 5:55 am

Reg & family:
So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. We will miss seeing him and waving as we passed his home. Our thoughts are with you all.
Gerald & Vina Moses

Condolence from Darren whynot on September 5th, 2010 10:45 am

My deepest sympathy to the family. Ralph wuz a very smart man i remember him from the many delivery’s i made to him while i worked for ackerman lumber .He was at that time putting the new roof on his building. Constructing it at that time from the inside of the old roof before tearing of the old roof .I asked him why did he do it this way and he smiled and said don’t want to waste my time with permit’s and inspectors and this way everything still stay’s dry .R.I.P Ralph you will be forever missed

Condolence from Diane Smith (June & Floyd’s daughter) on September 5th, 2010 2:44 pm

Dear Reg & Phyllis:

I was sorry to hear about your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Condolence from Clyde, Linda Whynot and family on September 6th, 2010 12:16 pm

We are sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Condolence from janet colp on September 7th, 2010 12:44 pm

so sorry to hear about your fathers death my thoughts and prayers are with you all
janet colp

Condolence from GEORGE & CHRISTINE SABIN on September 11th, 2010 5:45 pm


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