Obituary of Ralph Bresson
"To Live in Hearts we leave behind is Not to Die" and Da will live on in the hearts of all who knew him. He left this world on October 7th at New Waterford Consolidated Hospital in the same way he lived his life, on his own terms, and in his own time. Ralph left this earth after 75 years which we will be forever grateful that we all got to spend with him.
He leaves behind his rock and soul mate of 55 years, Frances (Musial) and a family he was so very proud of, Melinda (Dave), Michelle (Craig) and Michael (Victoria). Anyone that knew him knows his Grandchildren were his Pride and Joy. "Papa" leaves behind Parker, Ellie, Owen, Chase, Jacob and Step Grandchildren Ava, Peyton, Declan, and Alex.
Ralph was predeceased by his parents Fred and Doris (Heath) and his brother Jimmy. He leaves behind his siblings Judy (Billy), Little Freddie, Billy, Louise (Gordie, deceased), Jerry (Nadine), Monica and Sandra (Darryll).
Some fun facts about Da, even though he didn't have a "Formal Education", he was one of the smartest people you would know. He had such broad knowledge about many things, including Wood Working, which many pieces he created live on across the globe, to Gardening and current world events. We will all miss being able to call and ask, "Da how do you....". In his earlier years he was a Corporal in the Army, and they lived in Germany for a few years, and it was one of the best times of their lives where they made many lifelong friends. He also lived in Pangnirtung with the Military building the first Air Strip there. He taught himself how to become an expert wine maker and many, many people can attest to this as there was always an open chair on the deck with a glass of wine or beer and everyone was welcome. Ma and Da did some travelling before his back got too bad where they were able to go on a Caribbean Cruise, various trips to Florida, and Ontario to visit family, etc. They made the best of their latest situation and spent many evenings across from each other having a glass of wine and enjoying each others company. He will be missed beyond measure.
After spending months at the New Waterford Consolidated, the staff became like a second family and he was so well cared for by many and earned himself the nickname "Wreck it Ralph", which anyone who knew him can imagine, this was a well-deserved nickname. We cannot thank the staff of the second floor enough for taking such amazing care of him in his final days.
We will be celebrating his life in the summer when the whole family can be together and sending him off the way he would wish, with friends gathered around and raising a toast.
His favorite times were sitting on the deck and watching the sunset. In memory of him, the next time you see an amazing sunset, think of Ralph with a smile.
Service arrangements are under the care and compassion of T.J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists, 370 Reserve St., Glace Bay, NS. 902-849-4199.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Branch #3 Legion in Glace Bay or a charity if you choose.
" Sunsets are proof that no matter what happens, every day can end beautifully. "