On Friday, June 25th, 2021, Ralph F. Norwood, loving husband of Brenda (Gardiner) Norwood, passed away at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital in Fredericton, NB. Born in Gagetown, NB, he is the son of the late John and Edith (Russon) Norwood.
Along with his wife of nearly 58 years, Ralph is also survived by his children: Rick (Kim), Krista Hall and Susan (Barrie) Hall, all of Jemseg, NB; his siblings: Bill (Mary Jean) of Saint John, NB., Marion Jackson of Cambridge, ON, Helen (Bob Charles) Norwood of Listowel, ON., Donna (Leif) Nielsen of Baden, ON., and Bob (Betty) of Gagetown; sister-in-law Valerie Hughes of Fredericton and brother-in-law Neil Thorne of Jemseg; grandchildren: Jeremy (Brittany), Devon, Jordan, Kristen (Morgan), Matthew, Lydia (Kyle) and great grandchildren Benjamin and Ethan; many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members on both his and Brenda's side of the family. In addition to his parents, Ralph was also predeceased by his brothers: Arnold (Barb) and John (Marie) and by his brother-in-law Charlie Jackson.
Ralph spent most of his career as a welder working for York Steel and with the Plumber & Pipefitter Union, Local 325. He was active in sports, especially hockey and was a true Toronto Maple Leaf fan and Blue Jay fan. He enjoyed his family gatherings at the Norwood farm house, when family was home on vacation. Ralph loved the outdoors. In his retirement years he spent time in his vegetable garden, working on projects in his shed whether it be a welding project or tinkering on the old elan(snowmobile), snowshoeing, skiing and very seldom missed his daily walk. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren, fishing, skating, building rinks, and throwing the ball around.
Arrangements entrusted to Oromocto Funeral Home, 108 Winnebago Street, Oromocto, NB. (506) 357-5100 where visitation will be held Monday, June 28th from 6-8 pm. A funeral service will take place Tuesday, June 29th, 2021 at the Jemseg Baptist Church followed by the burial in the Jemseg Cemetery. For those who wish, donations in memory of Ralph may be made to the Alzheimer's Society, the Jemseg Baptist Church or the Jemseg Cemetery. Online condolences to www.oromoctofh.com. Due to the current social distancing restrictions please contact Oromocto Funeral Home at (506) 357-5100 to register if you wish to attend the funeral service.