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RALPH MCCLURE (JEFFREY)
Date of Passing: Mar 29, 2022Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
It is great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Ralph Jeffrey McClure on March 29, 2022 at the age of 86 years. He left us, surrounded by family.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, April 8, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at Thomson Funeral Chapel, with interment to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Winnipeg Firefighters Burn Fund would be appreciated.
THOMSON FUNERAL HOME
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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 02, 2022
Condolences & Memories (2 entries)
We were saddened to hear of the passing of my Dad's (Wally McClure) youngest brother Ralph. The last time I saw Uncle Ralph was at my Mum's (Margaret McClure) funeral five years ago. My Mum thought the world of Ralph as he was so good to her especially after the passing of my Dad. Both Auntie Joan and Uncle Ralph were so generous to include Mum in their family dinners and events. Ralph often called or visited my Mum to make sure she was alright. He was always good to talk to and lift your spirits with his sense of humour. Family seemed to be at the heart of Ralph's life. Whenever you visited their home you immediately were made to feel welcome and offered something to eat and/or drink. There was always so much life and usually laughter when you visited with people coming and going everyone welcomed and appreciated. There was an atmosphere of warmth, generous hospitality and even a shoulder to cry on if needed. As a young boy visiting my Nannie and Bumba's apartment on Victoria Avenue I remember so often staring in awe at the framed picture of my grandparents' youngest son, my uncle, "Tiger" McClure, the youthful wrestler. Strong, good looking and more than ready to take on the world. A most memorable and meaningful occasion for me was when Uncle Ralph and Auntie Joan drove from Winnipeg to Thunder Bay to attend my ordination in the church. It said so much to me that they would come to support me at such a pivotal time in my life. They both were people of such warmth and love with a self giving spirit. Some months after my father died, my Mum and I were visiting Uncle Ralph and Auntie Joan. About half way through the visit Ralph disappeared into the bedroom shortly to emerge carrying a beautiful bronze crucifix which had been laid on my father's casket during his funeral. Originally it had been given to my devoutly Catholic grandparents. Ralph explained that he and Joan now wanted me to have it as they knew it would be of great comfort and strength to my own faith. To this day the precious crucifix is prominently mounted on a wall in my bedroom reminding me of my Lord Jesus and His love which shone so beautifully through my dear Aunt Joan and Uncle Ralph. Finally, at the head of my bed on the wall is hung a framed picture of my Nannie and Bumba and their three young sons Bill, Wally and Ralph. Ralph is only a baby in the picture with a full engaging smile and bright and beautiful eyes. I am reminded everyday of the gift that family is and that those who have gone before us remain connected to us through the infinite power of love and faith. I pray for the peace, comfort and consolation of my cousins and all who were near and dear to Uncle Ralph. Eternal rest grant unto Ralph, O Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen. With our love and prayers Doug and Lesley and family Thunder Bay, Ontario - Posted by: Douglas & Lesley McClure (Nephew) on: Apr 03, 2022
I worked with Ralph at #1 Stn. He was a good firefighter and a great guy lots of memories RIP Tiger - Posted by: Ellert Wattis (Firefighter worked with Ralph) on: Apr 03, 2022
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