Arnold, Ralph Clifford – Age 80, East Jeddore. It is with saddened hearts we announce the passing of Ralph Clifford Arnold on April 29, 2018, surrounded by his loving family in Dartmouth General Hospital. Born in Halifax, he was a son of the late Burton and Mary (Peckham) Arnold.
Ralph was a hard-working man all of his life. He worked from a very young age at Baker’s Fisheries, Burns Fisheries, Woodlawn Lumber & Fence, Maritime Fence, Gillis and Company, Arnold’s Repairs & Renovations, retiring in 2011 from MacDonald Fencing. He also did odd jobs for people and helped out with anything he could. He was a member of the Pentecostal Church since 1972, and attended Camp Evangeline faithfully. Ralph volunteered his time in all church projects, as well as Neighbourhood Watch. He was known as the candy man at church, giving peppermints to the young and old.
Surviving are his daughter, Madeline (Mark) Drysdale; sons, Robert (Darlene), Garnet (Suzette); grandchildren, Loretta (Robbie) Messervey, Robert Jr. (Sarah), Brian (Alissa), Jeremy, Samantha (Joe) and Alex Drysdale; great-grandson, Bentley and little girls, Summer, Lily and Rosie; brothers, George (Betty), William (Donna); sisters, Doris, Betty and Alice; sister-in-law, Linda Arnold; brother-in-law, Robert Workman; many nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his wife, Pauline Joyce (Jollimore) Arnold; brothers, Burton “Reg”, Russell; sisters, Mabel, Marion; five brothers-in-law; one sister-in-law.
Visitation will be Wednesday, May 2, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., and funeral service will be Thursday at 2 p.m., all in Marine Drive Pentecostal Church, Pastor Scott Anderson and Pastor Aubrey Deslatte officiating. Burial will be in East Jeddore Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Marine Drive Pentecostal Church, Camp Evangeline, or Canadian Cancer Society.
Special thanks to the nurses of 4 East in Dartmouth General Hospital.
Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit.
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