Passed suddenly at Craigwiel Gardens, Ailsa Craig on June 29, 2021 at the age of 87. Beloved partner of Helen Hartwick for 21 years. Cherished father of Janice Silver (Glenn) of Arva, Scott Westman (Brenda) of Sarnia, Marilyn Vande Borne (Peter) of Denfield, Caroline Gatecliff of Sarnia, and Sharon Filippi (Tim) of London. Adored grandfather of Robbie, Tyler, Jeff; Craig, Crystal, Nicholas; Scott, Shane; Troy; Karly, and Dominique and great-grandfather to 4. Brother of Grant Westman (Marie) of St. Thomas. Ralph will be fondly remembered by the Hartwick family. Predeceased by his grandson Wade Gatecliff, sister Barbara Morrow, and parents Clare and Edith (Langford) Westman.
Ralph grew up in Granton and attended St. Marys high school. He then moved to Sarnia and started his welding career. He was an accomplished welder in Sarnia and was a member of the pipefitters union local #663. In his free time Ralph loved playing cards and travelling with his best friend Helen. In 1998 he decided to settle back down in home in the Granton area.
Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to Haskett Funeral Home, LUCAN (519-227-4211).
Donations to Villages United Church, Diabetes Canada, or charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.