Ralph (Roelof) Pol, age 95, of Goderich and formerly of Stratford, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 5th, 2019. Proud Father of Marian (Robert) deWever and Arlene Pol, and loving Opa to Emma and Maklane deWever. Born on January 23, 1924 in Zuidwolde, The Netherlands, Ralph immigrated to Canada in 1952, arriving in Halifax on the M.S. Sibajak. Ralph was the youngest of 6 children and is survived by many nieces and nephews, both in Canada and The Netherlands. He was predeceased by his second wife, Rita Hummel (formerly Hendrika Kuipers) (2014). The two married in their 70s and lived happily together in Goderich. Ralph worked as a foreman at Standard Products Limited in Stratford for over 30 years.  He loved to garden, feed the birds and play chess, and will be remembered for his quick wit. A family funeral service will be held at a later date.

 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,
And I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever

                                                                                 Psalm 23

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