- January 19, 1952 - October 22, 2016
- Tequesta, Florida
of Ralph's Passing
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“You brought left great memories with the people you contacted through your life.You won't be forgotten.
1 of 24 | Posted by: Bill Buchamer - Calgary, AR
“I'm sorry for your loss. Ralph was a good guy. I was happy to have known him for the short time I did.
2 of 24 | Posted by: Paul Demers - Chicago, IL
“To Janis and all of her family,We are deeply sorry for the lost of this wonderful man. Andre and I from Canada, had the chance of meeting him true...Read More »
3 of 24 | Posted by: Andre & Pierrette Farkas
“Ralph's father and mine were brothers...our parents moved us from N. Ireland to St. Catharines in 1958 when Ralph and Glenn and my brother Wilmer and...Read More »
4 of 24 | Posted by: Florence Vint - Family
“I worked with both Ralph and Janis many years ago at GM. Ralph was a fun person to work with and we achieved many business goals together. I still...Read More »
5 of 24 | Posted by: Narriman & Barry Amos - London
“We had a nice jazz band in Hyde Park, Chicago. Ralph put the band together with a bassist from U Chicago (M. Yeary) and us horn players (R, Manns and...Read More »
6 of 24 | Posted by: Timothy Madden - Chicago, IL
“My condolences. Ralph was a great co-worker. I am sadden by this news. A prayer for strength for the family and friends of Ralph.
7 of 24 | Posted by: Rosa Miller - chicago, IL
“My deepest condolences to Janis and the kids, from the Hacking Family.I am in shock that Ralph is no longer with us, I have known Ralph for a long...Read More »
8 of 24 | Posted by: Jim Hacking - Cambridge - Friend
“So sad to hear about the passing of Ralph. Worked for him for many years at IMT - one of my favourite bosses!! Deepest sympathies to Janis and the...Read More »
9 of 24 | Posted by: Julie Voutour - Kitchener
“What a shock! Ralph will be missed especially by his family that he loved so dearly. He was such a good provider, a wonderful and friendly person....Read More »
10 of 24 | Posted by: Pete & Roberta Demers - Franklin, MA
“My sincere condolences to Janis and the family. I worked with Janis and Ralph at IMT. A beautiful couple and a absolute joy to work with. You are...Read More »
11 of 24 | Posted by: Betty Parker - Ingersoll
“I worked with Ralph and Janis at IMT and knew them both as a generous, loving couple, always very proud of their children. Ralph and I reconnected...Read More »
12 of 24 | Posted by: Janice Vickery Ingersoll, Ontario
“May God continue to give you and family strength during this time of sorrow. Remember the good days and cherish them. Even though he is absent from...Read More »
13 of 24 | Posted by: Christie Lewis - Chicago, IL
“Can't say enough about Uncle Ralph, always had a grin on his face and could make me laugh on the spot. I remember him always being really busy with...Read More »
14 of 24 | Posted by: Richard Seymour - London Ontario
“Ralph was a great guy in school. Always a friend and always there with a smile. When I heard he had died my thought was of this warm and wonderful...Read More »
15 of 24 | Posted by: Cathy Whitney English - CA
“Abby and family. I am sending you all prayers and love in this most difficult time. My sincere condolences on your loss. May you all find strength...Read More »
16 of 24 | Posted by: Karen O'Boyle - New York, NY
“My condolences to Janis and the family. I had the pleasure of working with Ralph at IMT. We had some good times. My thoughts and prayers are with...Read More »
17 of 24 | Posted by: Cheryl Blyde - Ingersoll
“Ralph and Janis and the children were our neighbours in Ingersoll, Ontario. Ralph suggested that our children might like to join the Ingersoll Pipe...Read More »
18 of 24 | Posted by: David Skinner - Ingersoll
“Ralph is a high school friend whom I spoke of often. He played the drums; what young girl doesn't have a little crush on the drummer? He was so...Read More »
19 of 24 | Posted by: Kim Gillman Marchese - Pleasanton, CA
“Thinking of you all and sending prayers. David shepherds auntAnna Marie and family. Davids cousin
20 of 24 | Posted by: Sally O'Boyle - Kingston
“Love and thoughts to all the Vint family - our prayers are with you in this sad time.
21 of 24 | Posted by: Nick and Janet Shepherd
“I am so sorry for your loss, Rawson. All my love.
22 of 24 | Posted by: Alison Hanold - CHICAGO, IL
“Fond memories of my oldest cousin Ralph, and deeply saddened by his passing. Ralph made an impression on me as young man and I always looked up to...Read More »
23 of 24 | Posted by: Troy McIlravey - Family
“Wow Ralph, what can you say. Gone too soon. A wonderful co-worker and friend. Always talking about his family and the yearly picture. What I could...Read More »
24 of 24 | Posted by: Sylvana "Sam" Dunski - Chicago, IL
Ralph Gary Vint- October 22, 2016
Ralph passed away after a brief illness on Saturday October 22nd 2016 in his 65th year. He was born in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada and spent his formative years in Dublin, California when his late father Wilmer relocated the family. His love of music began in the stage band at his high school and continued throughout his life. He was an accomplished drummer, jazz, rock and roll and had belonged to the Ingersoll Ontario Pipe Band as a field drummer when he returned to Canada to attend Brock University and to later raise a family.
Ralph was a great son, brother, husband, father, uncle, in-law and grandfather, never missing an opportunity to tell a joke or put a smile on your face. His love of adventure and curiosity took him to many parts of the world. He had many different places he called home in Canada and the United States and was a proud dual citizen.
He is survived by his wife and best friend of 41 years Janis (nee Seymour) and four children: Abigail (David Shepherd), England, Cortney Cassidy (Kevin), Canada, Heather Demers (Robb Delaquila), Illinois and Rawson, Illinois. He has four wonderful grandchildren who will miss their piratey Papa: Marshall, Stanley, Liam and Hattie.
He will be dearly missed by his mother Margaret Skursky (Edward), Canada, his brother Glenn (Barbara), nieces and nephews and his extended family Norma Seymour, Canada, Dana Seymour and Madelaine Mercure, Barbados, Tracey Seymour, Canada as well as Aunt Gena and Uncle Stan, Troy and family, Canada.
As a mentor to many in his work at General Motors in London, Ontario, IMT in Ingersoll, Ontario, RFPC in Laurinburg, North Carolina and Wabtec in Chicago, Illinois, he will be missed by colleagues around the world.
Visitation will be held Thursday October 27th, 6pm to 9pm at Taylor and Modeen Funeral Home, 250 Center Street, Jupiter, FL, 33458. Funeral on Friday October 28th at 11am at the funeral home with internment to follow at Riverside Memorial Park in Tequesta, FL.
In lieu of flowers the family asks donations "in memory of Ralph Vint" to Autism Speaks www.autismspeaks.org or to ARTS Project www.artsproject.ca/support to further advance his dear late friend Bruce Johnson's legacy.