David Norman Ralph

December 26, 1937 to May 11, 2023


Passed peacefully away at St. Clare’s Hospital on May 11, 2023, David Norman Ralph, age 86.

Predeceased by his mother Stella and father Norman; mother-in-law Maria and father-in-law Joseph Kendall; sister-in-law Mary; and brother-in-law Sidney.

Leaving to mourn his loving wife of 62 years, Barbara; sons Dwight (Jackie), Jeffrey (Elizabeth); and daughter Jocelyn (Ahmed); loving grandchildren Ava and Steven Ralph, Ibrahim, Ismael, Samira and Davey Ghareib; brother-in-law Roy (Debbie); sisters-in-law Eileen (Alvin), and Florence; special friends John Brooks and Reverend David Pilling; cousins Gloria Mercer and Peggy Bartlett; as well as many relatives and friends.

David was a devoted and dedicated employee of The Janeway Children’s Hospital as Director of Finance for 27 years. He was an active member of the community. He was a past President of the Kinsmen Club, Mt. Pearl, and past President and Paul Harris fellow of the Northwest Rotary Club of St. John’s.

During his time at the Janeway he recognized the need for family from out of town to be closer to their ill children and involved the members of the Northwest Rotary Club of St. John’s to start and complete the Janeway Children’s Hostel.

Dave was a long time dedicated member of Freemasonry. He was past Master of Lodge Tasker #454 SC, AF&AM, a member of Avalon Lodge #2, and the District Grand Lodge of NL, Grand Lodge of Scotland and Grand Treasurer of the Grand Lodge of NL. He was also a 33rd degree Scottish Rite Freemason in the valley of St. John’s, and a member of Mazol Shriners of NL.

David loved his time spent at St. Augustine’s Anglican Church in devotion, and in service as parish accountant for fifteen years.

David was so proud of all his family and their life achievements.

Thanks to the doctors and nursing staff of the emergency room and 4West at St. Clare’s Hospital, and all of our friends for their caring support at this time.

The family will receive visitors at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Monday, May 15 from 1:30 – 4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held from St. Augustine’s Anglican Church, 1 Westerland Road, on Tuesday, May 16 at 2:00 p.m.

Flowers are gratefully accepted, or Donations in Dave’s memory may be made to St. Augustine’s Anglican Church.



1:30 - 4 p.m. on May 15, 2023

7-9 p.m. on May 15, 2023

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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2:00pm, Tuesday May 16th

St. Augustine's Anglican Church


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Barbara and Family – My sincere condolences, I was not aware of David’s passing. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and may light perpetual shine upon him.
Father Mike

Barb, sending my condolences to you and your family. Stay strong and take care.

Sincere condolences to you and all the family Barbara! Stay strong and we’ll be in touch to check in with you over the next couple of weeks!

Barbara & Family,
So sorry to hear of the passing of your loved one.
During the days and weeks ahead, as you all reflect on the wonderful memories of the years you spent with David, may you experience some sense of hope and peace. Hold fast to your wonderful memories.
Thinking of all of you at this time and extending our sincere condolences.

Linda Coles & Ches Keats

Barbara and family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Your memories are there forever. Hope these memories provide comfort.

Barbara and Family:
So sorry to hear that Dave has passed. Wish I could see you again and have a talk – maybe one of these days. At least we did have some good times together with you and Dave. Big hug for you.

LInda and George Neville

deepest condolences to the family..

Barb and Family . My sincere and heartfelt condolences on Dave’s passing. Cherish all the wonderful memories you have of your life together. Take care and God Bless. Special hugs for Jocelyn.

Deepest condolences to Barb and family. Thinking of you at this very sad and difficult time.

I have been hearing from Maxine of Dave’s illness and now his passing. Having gone through this my heart aches for you and your family. Keep all the wonderful memories you all have of him close to your heart and talk of him often and You may find this will help a lot to ease your pain!!
Deepest Condolences and Hugs.

On behalf of myself and Alex please accept our sincere condolences on Dave’s passing. We are thinking of you at this most difficult time.

Roseanne Veitch and Alex McInnis

Condolences to Mrs. Ralph, Jeffrey and all your Family on the passing of your loved-one,

Elizabeth Stamp

Jeffrey and Elizabeth and the Ralph family, My deepest sympathy on the passing of your loved one. You are in my thoughts and prayers

Deepest sympathies to Barbara and family .

Barb and Family: Deepest condolences on Dave’s passing. I have great memories of our conversations when I was employed at St. Augustine’s.

My deepest sympathy to Barbara and family. Take comfort knowing that he is in the loving arms of the lord

Barb and family, sincere condolences on the loss of your husband. May beautiful memories help bring you comfort in the days ahead.
Juanita Rowe and family

Condolences to Barb and family on the passing of Dave. We had some great times working together at The Janeway Finance Dept. Cherish the memories.

My deepest condolences Barbara and family..

Barb and Family, so very sorry for your loss. Sincere sympathy!

Dear Barbara, Dwight, Jocelyn, Jeffrey and family We are so sorry to hear of David’s passing! Sending our deepest condolences! May you find comfort and peace in the memories you share! Fern and Ed

My thoughts and sincere condolences to you, Barbara and your whole family. This is heavy on your heart and i wish there was something i could do to elevate some of the pain. Enjoy the good memories you had together. Praying 🙏 for you my friend. 💞

Barbara, Dwight, Jeffery, Jocelyn & family
So sorry to learn of Dave’s passing. Clara and I have known you since the 1960’s and we think back over all the wonderful times we had together., Clara and the girls card club, kinsmen, Masonic activities and the times when Dave and I worked together at the Janeway. As you know we are currently in Florida but we are wishing we could be there.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. God bless.
Harold & Clara Spracklin.

Dear Barb and Family , Words are poor things when we suffer the loss of a loved one..My deepest sympathy for you and your family in this very difficult time 🙏. Love Sheila Hamilton

Saddened to hear of Dave’s passing , thinking if all the family at this sad time,, those we love are always with us in spirit, they never really leave us,

My dear friends, may God protect you and comfort you today and always.

Jocelyn my friend, my deepest condolences to you , your mother, Dwight, and Jeff on the passing of your father.. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time

Dear Barbara and Family, so sorry to hear your
Sad news, my prayers and thoughts are with
You at this difficult time, Stay strong, God will help you through.