Ralph Backman

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BACKMAN, Ralph Roger…

Passed away on Friday, April 12, 2019 in his 82nd year at University Hospital, London. He was the loving husband of Susan (nee Speight) for 22 years. He is survived by his children Nancy Backman (Jean-Stephan) and Brent Backman (Sarah) and Susan's children Elizabeth Hubbell (the late Curt), Jennifer Badhwar (Vinay) and Christine Cottrell (John). He was the proud, loving, involved and supportive Papa to Mike Vallieres, Caitlyn & Taylor Backman, Sydney & Jack Hubbell, Isabella & Evan Badhwar, and Ava & Katie Cottrell and he leaves countless wonderful memories with them. He will be missed by his brothers Mel and Alfred and his sisters Barbara and Beverly and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his brother Howard. Ralph was a member of the Royal Canadian Navy and retired from Labatt's Canada where he was recognized for his role as Director of Engineering and Director of Health and Safety. Cremation has taken place. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. John the Divine Roman Catholic Church, 390 Baseline Road West, London on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 11 am with visitation one hour prior (10-11 am). In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted with A. Millard George Funeral Home, 519-433-5184. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com