Ralph Power

Obituary of Ralph Joseph Power

Please share a memory of Ralph to include in a keepsake book for family and friends.
POWER, Ralph J. Pictou On Thursday, August 10, 2023, Ralph Joseph Power passed away peacefully in the Palliative Care Unit of the Aberdeen Hospital in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. Ralph was born in Mt. Carmel on February 1, 1934 to parents William and Elizabeth ‘Bella’ (Nolan) Power. He emigrated from the Colony of Newfoundland and arrived at Pier 21, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1948 at the age of 14. He lived most of his life in Pictou but never lost his love of Newfoundland. Ralph will be lovingly remembered by his brother, Bill (Eleanor). Ralph was predeceased by his wife, Shirley; as well as his brothers, Frank (Hannah), Tom (Marie), George, John, William, Walter (Phyllis); and sisters, Mary Power, Frances (William) Pike, Theresa (Ernie) Behan, Stella Power, and Anita (Daniel) Morrison. He will also be remembered by numerous nieces, nephews, and relatives within the Power and MacDougall families; and cherished long time friends, Janet Halverson, Tony Dolan, and many dear friends including his 4-legged friends, Shirley and Della. Ralph engaged us with his quick wit and amazing recall of history and current events. His passion for politics, his love of hockey, especially his team, the Pittsburgh Penguins, and his favourite player (Sidney Crosby) was steadfast. His display of kindness, friendship, and love of family and friends is an inspiration for all to emulate. Special thanks to Dr. Gerry Farrell and staff at the Aberdeen Hospital. Visitation will take place on Sunday, August 13th from 2-5 pm in McLaren Funeral Home, 246 Faulkland St., Pictou. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in memory of Ralph on Monday, August 14th at 11:00 a.m. from Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church, 26 St. Stephen Street in Pictou, Nova Scotia. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Ralph to the Palliative Care Unit, through Aberdeen Health Foundation Society, 835 East River Road, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia B2H 3S6, 902-752-7600 ext. 4600, deelle.hines@nshealth.ca Registered Charity Business Number: 85764 1153 RR0001 https://aberdeenhealthfoundation.ca/ways-to-give/donate/ or to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be made online with McLaren Funeral Home at mclarenfuneral.ca