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MORTON – Capt. Ralph E. (ret.) CD, 80, of Liverpool, Queens County, passed away peacefully in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool, on Wednesday, June 22, 2022.
Born in Liverpool, Ralph was a son of the late James and Elsie (Peach) Morton.
Ralph attended Liverpool Schools and completed G.E.D.. In his earlier years, Ralph worked at two service stations in Liverpool with L. Farmer and Whynot Services. He attended Nova Scotia Agriculture College in Bible Hill, NS and specialized in poultry. He also attended Nova Scotia Safety College in Masstown, NS and studied excavator operations. After returning from Agriculture College, Ralph, his wife, Shirley and family moved to West Dublin where they bought a poultry business and built a new home. Ralph was also owner-operator of a construction company, Lunenburg Queens Construction which later became Ralph Morton Construction.
Ralph attended many Canadian Forces courses at Canadian Forces bases and achieved the rank of Captain serving for about 24 years. He also became commanding officer of Liverpool 545 Royal Canadian Air Cadets Squadron serving for about 14 years. He studied photography at the New York Institute of Photography with his brother, James. Ralph went on to do phases of photography including weddings, babies, industrial, commercial, portraits, passports and many more.
Ralph served as a leader of a boy scout troop in Petite Riviere and also as President of the Nova Scotia Poultry Association and was a member of Mersey Branch #38, Royal Canadian Legion, Liverpool.
Ralph also had other ventures such as Oak Ridge Paintball Park and had a passion for his vineyards.
Ralph is survived by his wife of 61 years, Shirley (Oickle); his daughters, Angela (Jeff) Roy of Liverpool, Tina (Scott) Norman of Hebbville, and his son, Evan (Rose) Morton of Slave Lake, AB. His grandchildren, Tiffany (Troy) Bowers, Mariah Chatelaine (Kelly LeBlanc) and Joel Roy (Laurie MacAulay). His great-grandchildren, Eden, Owen (Rebecca Holmes) Bowers and Oliver (Alicia) Bowers and Jett Chatelaine. His sister, Marie Langille of Liverpool, sisters-in-law Donna of Hamilton, Ontario, Beulah, Vivian and Elsie; his brother-in-law Leslie.
Besides his parents, Ralph was predeceased by his granddaughter, Meredith; his sister, Clara Dorey and an infant sister, Sally and his brothers, Douglas and James.
Arrangements are under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool where visitation will be held Sunday, June 26, 2022 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.. Funeral service will be held Monday, June 27, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. in Highway Pentecostal Church, Brooklyn. Pastor Fred Carr officiating. A private family burial will take place following a reception. Family flowers only, donations may be made to Queens General Hospital Foundation or Highway Pentecostal Church. Online condolences may be made to
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Paul and Shirley Neals
Shirley and family..Paul and I send sincere condolences on the loss of this fine man!
He was well versed and competent in so many fields.
We know his loss will leave a huge void in many family and community members lives.
God be with you all and grant you comfort at this difficult time.
Charlotte, Bobby and Peggy Kelley
Shirley, Angela, Marie and all of Ralph’s family. So sorry for your loss. Please accept our sincere condolences. May your wonderful memories help you through the difficult days ahead.
So sorry for your loss my condolences to you and your family ,my prayers and thoughts are with you ❤
Jordan ,Bella and Bernie Oickle
To all of Ralph’s family
So sorry to hear of Ralph’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. R.I.P. Ralph
Tina and family, so very sorry to hear of Ralph’s passing, may he rest in eternal peace! Ralph was the easiest man to talk too and could talk about anything, but most of all I enjoyed my time with Ralph, Scott and the whole paintball gang! Many many memories..so many! My thoughts and prayers are with Shirley and all the family!
I am so sorry to read of Ralph’s passing. My sincere condolences to you and your family. Stay strong be good to yourself during this time. Sincerely. Diane
Jim & Jacqueline Peach
So sorry to hear of Ralph’s passing. May God give each of you the comfort to get through this valley. Ralph always had a smile and had time for a chat. He was a jack of many trades & mastered most. He would help anyone who asked, He will be missed by many. Keep his memories close to your hearts. Please accept our deepest condolences.
Ann, joey, Crystal McGinnis
This is very sad news. Ralph will be deeply missed . He always worked hard at making life better for all that he met. Sending air hugs to the whole family
Joanne & Robert Clattenburg
My condolences, to the family. He touched many life’s. Hugs and prayers
I am so sorry Shirley that you and your lovely family lost this special man. Remember all the good stories from Angela and know you two were very close. Thinking of you and how this loss will be felt by you all. Condolences to you, all the family and his many friends.
I am very sorry to hear you have lost your Dad. Thinking of you and sending my condolences.
Angela and family.
I am so sorry to read of your Dad’s passing. As a girl, I know it is especially tramatic to lose your Dad.. Hold all you wonderful memories close and they, with God’s love and strength, will carry you through this hard time. Hugs.
My thoughts are with your family at this very sad time Angela god bless
Bruce and Charlene White
To all of Ralph’s family, we extend sincere sympathy. We always waited eagerly for his apples in the fall and a friendly conversation.
Gail and Martin
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers will be for his family.
Carman and Linda Webb
Carman and I are wanting to let each of the family know that we will be praying for you during this difficult time. If we were in person, we would be giving each a big hug as well because you are so special to us.
We have so many great memories of Ralph (and Shirley). Virtual hugs..
Linda & Clarke Rafuse
To all of the Morton family, we are so sorry to hear this. Please accept our sincere condolences.
Jane and Roy
Shirley and family,
I am so sorry.Please except my deepest sympathy.
On behalf of the Liverpool lions members we offer our condolences to Ralph’s family . As sponsors for the 545 squadron we remember Capt. Morton’s great leadership. Capt. Gordon O’Hearn C.D. And liverpool lions president.
Janet and Durling Deal
Our condolences to Shirley and all the family. May you feel the love, prayers and hugs from our family to yours. Remember the good times, I know there are many memories.
Jim and Sally Minard
Shirley and family, our thoughts are with you. Ralph was one of a kind and will be missed.
Angela and family
My thoughts are with you and your family, as you grieve.
Thinking of you all with deepest sympathy.
Louise and John
David & Judy Whynott of merely point
I am so sorry to hear of Ralph’s passing. Ralph was a big influence on my boys through air cadets and always a pleasure to talk with when you met. Bless you all at this sad time.
Diane and Donald
Sincere condolences Shirley, Angela and the rest of your families. Sadly your hearts will ache for this lovely man forever , one of the good ones. Every moment and memory is precious
Ron & Barb Campbell
To Shirley and the Family,
We are deeply saddened to hear of Ralph’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
May he RIP.
Billand Anna Cox
Shirley, Angela and families
Sorry to read of Ralph’s passing, we send our sympathies to all.
Carol & Terry whynott
We are so sorry to hear of your loss.
I first met Ralph at the age of 12. In 1966 they were building the post office in Riverport. You always remember adults that were nice to you as a kid. That was Ralph.. Fast forward and now I’m 21. I meet a guy from vocational school and we end up married years later and live in West Dublin. Come to find out my then husband worked for Ralph in catching chickens. I said I remember that name. We reconnected somehow but I connected with Angela. Not sure how that happened either, so many years ago. Angela and I have become very good friends through the years, don’t see each other for years but can take up where we left off. Now this FB much easier to keep in touch. And of course I met Shirley through this journey.
This is a wonderful family and Ralph, a wonderful human being with a warm smile and a twinkle in his eye. In the spirit world where there is no more pain. Ralph is home. My condolences to all of you as you have a great loss, but share those memories with each other and laugh at the silly things you all did, crying is good as well. Honor his memory.
To the Morton family, sending condolences. Thinking of you all in my thoughts & prayers. Keep you memories close in your heart. Judi
Bucky and Donna Norman
Condolences to the family. May your many memories keep him in your hearts forever and help you through this difficult time.
Peter and Sarah Williams
Shirley and family: We were so sorry to hear of Ralph’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Love from Sarah and Peter.
Louis J. Landry
To the family of Capt (Ret) Ralph E Morton
On behalf of the Mersey Branch 38, Royal Canadian Legion, I would like to extent our condolences and deepest sympathy for your loss. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and we will be lowering the National/Provincial flag at the Branch until Sunset on the day of his celebration of life.
Quoting from the poem for “The Fallen” by Laurence Bunyan, “At the going down and in the morning, we will remember them”
In closing, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Louis J. Landry, CD
Mersey Branch 38
Royal Canadian Legion
Dear Shirley & Family
It’s with great sorrow to hear of Ralph’s passing. Ralph was truly a kind and wonderful person inside and out. He always had a smile no matter where you saw him. He will surely be missed by a lot of people. He’s at rest now. Times like this are certainly hard, but remember all the good times and laughter you had over the years. God will help you heal the pain in time.
To all of Ralph’s family please accept my sincere condolences on your great loss.
Marina & Corey Foley
Dear Shirley & family
Ralph was a dear man I liked him very much. He was a great guy to be around. I know he will be very much missed by all who knew him. Take care.
Nancy and Manson White
ANGELA AND FAMILY,
OUR SINCERE CONDOLENCES ARE WITH YOU AND YOURS. ALWAYS DIFFICULT TO LOSE A LOVED ONE. TAKE CARE. OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU.
Andrea Gordon Veinot & Family
Mariah and family please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of your grandfather.May all your wonderful memories sustain you at this sad time.♥️
My deepest sympathy to all the Morton family. May warm memories sustain you all.
Rhoda and Wayne
So sorry Shirley to hear Ralph has passed on. You have our sincere condolences. And prayers as well.
Love from Rhoda and Wayne.
The Lord will carry you and your family at this time.
Sincere condolences Shirley & family on your loss . Ralph is at peace now & will always be on your hearts .
So very sorry for your loss…..thinking of your family at this sad time….
Mervin and Bernadettte Hartlen
Shirley Angela and Family so sorry to hear about Ralph our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Orris and Carol Anne
Shirley and family So sorry for your loss.Ralphwas a wonderful and caring man may youe wonderful memories keep you through this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you .
Francis & Peggy Payzant
Dear Shirley & Family;
Francis & I Are So Very Sorry To See That Ralph Has Passed Away. What A Trooper Ralph Was With This Terrible Disease., God Bless Him, He Didn’t Give Up On The Fight, This Disease Was Not Going To Let It Take Him Down, He Gave It The Fight Of His Life. We Know How Close You Both Are With Each Other And Your Family, And Our Heart Is Broken For You, Francis Was Quite Upset When He Seen The Notice On Facebook. He Will Certainly Miss Him Coming For His Hair Cuts And Their Special Chats. He Always Looked Forward To Seeing Ralph And You Come To The Barbershop. Cherish All Your Special Memories You All Had Together And Keep Them Close To Your Heart. These Are The Memories That Will Get You Through Some Very Difficult Days Ahead. God Certainly Has Received A Very Special Angel And He Is Now Free From Any Pain And At Eternal Peace. May God Bless You And Your Families And If There Is Anything That Francis And I Can Do Please Do Not Hesitate To Call. A Friend Is Always A Friend.
Francis & Peggy Payzant!!!
John and Donna Murray
So sorry to hear of Ralph’s passing. He led an interesting life and worked hard. Angela I am pleased to have met him got to know him. Thinking of you all!
Gordon and Jackie Eisnor
Shirley and family: Very sorry to read of Ralph’s passing.Our sincere condolences to all his family.
My condolences go out to the family ❤️
My sincere condolences to you Shirley and your family. Ralph always had a smile and time to talk .
Leon & Norma Robertson
Shirley, We are so sorry to hear of Ralph’s Passing. Our sympathy to all Ralph’s family.
Tina and family, Eric and I send our condolences to you and yours. May you find strength during the waves of emotion that can happen at the oddest times. Biggest hugs!!
So sorry for your loss, Ralph was a caring man. I remember visits to your home and our children playing together. Also our few shopping trips to Halifax/Darthmouth. Please know that my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time. God is good, he will be with you always,
Dear Shirly Angela ,Tina & families- I am so sorry to learn of Ralph’s passing. I was speaking with Tina earlier in the season & she shared that Ralph was not doing well… He leaves behind a wealth of knowledge, memories & love… I know Jesus is your source of strength always but especially in these very sad times. I pray that your Savior will strengthen you & lift you up in heavenly places here on earth & be with you every minute & use you to minister to others Hugs to you
Donnie &Brenda Vaughn
We are so sorry for your loss !! I just can’t imagine our world without Ralph….he was such an inspiration to chat with & always had a positive point of view !! Really good memories of this amazing guy !!! May God grant you peace & some comfort during this trying time !! God Bless !!
Angela and Family
Please accept our sincere condolences. We are thinking of you and all of your family at this very difficult and sad time.
Pat and Doug Lohnes
Lorraine MacGowan and family
Shirley and family, I’m sorry to hear of Ralph’s passing. He was a wonderful man who quietly served many through his work with the air cadets and boy scouts and so many other ways. Know that you are thought of with kindness and prayers during this time of sorrow.
Dear Shirley , Angela and Families ,
It is sad to hear of your Dads passing .
I am happy to say I had the privilege to meet this amazing man !. He had a heart of gold and worked hard for all his accomplishments. He is now at rest
may you feel the arms of Jesus wrap around you all and give you comfort in your time of need .
Sincerely Phyllis , Skip . Hugs ❤️
We are so sorry for your loss . Please accept our heart felt condolences. Know that you are in our prayers and thoughts.
Love from Arthur and Shirley.We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body , and to be present with the Lord.
11 Corinthians 5:8
Kathy and Bernie Rumbolt
His struggles are over and now the difficult journey for you begins…to go on without him. Remember him in the beauty of all things that grow….he was a pioneer in his own right, trying many things.. He will be with you always. Hugs.
Dear Shirley, Angela and Family
My thoughts are with you all and I send my heartfelt condolences. My heart is so sad for you as I know first hand how hard it is to lose the patriarch of your clan. Hold all your precious memories and each other close. Hugs to all of you.
Would like to send my condolences to the family I had the pleasure of meeting him through the Cadet Program
Angela, thinking of you and the family during this difficult time.
Gary and Marion
Vance & Paula Whynot
Sending our condolences to his family. Mr Morton was a great guy and helped keep us, Air Cadets on the straight and narrow. He will be missed.
Shirley and family our sincere condolences at your sad time;you had a precious time to share together the Lord which you have alwayswanted God is good all the time.
Love and prayers
Shirley, Angela, Jeff and all Ralph’s family.
Please accept my deepest sympathy on your sad loss. Ralph achieved so much in his life and has left so many memories that he will never be forgotten. Sincerely, Daphne
Sorry Shirley and family to hear of Ralph’s passing. Praying God will strengthen you with all might according to His glorious power.
Nelson & Rhonda Whynot & Family
Our sincere condolences to the Morton family.
Ralph was a very compassionate man, loved his children very much, he was a great leader for the community and will be remembered but be missed.
May God Bless His Family in this precious time.
Ron and Linda herman
We are sorry for your loss. Please accept our heart felt condolences. From neighbor and friends.
Janice and Darrin Everett
So sorry for your loss. Sending sincere condolences to all the family.
Vernon & Joyce Hawkes
We are deeply saddened to learn of Ralph’s Passing. He is with the Angels now and no more pain. He did so many wonderful things during his lifetime. He took a beautiful picture of our children when they were small. He had an great way with children and grown ups alike, an Amazing Smile. Treasure the Memories. He will be missed by many besides his own family. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you all at this sad time. God Bless You All.
Valerie and John Ferguson
Shirley and family, we have been thinking about you this week. Sending our condolences and lots of hugs.Ralph will be missed by us all, especially that wonderful laugh.
Love the Coolen-Ferguson Family,
Val & John, Emily, Dustyn & Claire
Shirley and Family,
We are so sorry for your loss of a great man.
Ivy Getson, Charlotte, Cathy and Jacqueline…
Barry and Kathy Van Norden
So sorry for your families loss . Condolences to you all .
Shirley and family so sorry for your loss please accept my deepest condolences at this sad time .
Robert & Sally Fader
Angela & family:
We were so sorry to read of your Dad’s passing. He was a kind man and very friendly. Sending our sincere condolences at this very sad and difficult time.