It is with great sadness that the family of Ralph Peter announces his passing on February 12, 2015. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in Ralph’s memory to Status4, a non-profit music program for at risk youth. Donations can be made directly on the website through paypal at www.status4.ca or they can be mailed to: Status4 Inc., PO Box 37041, Winnipeg, MB R2M 5M3. Please include a name and mailing address so an official tax receipt can be issued.
(Full obituary here)
With unbelievably heavy hearts, Ralph leaves behind his wife Jessie, and his greatest accomplishment, his biggest, joy, what he lived for, his son Lane. His memory will also be cherished by his mother Stephanie, his brother Norbert (Lori), and his niece Katrina. He will deeply missed and lovingly remembered by a man who laughed with him almost every day, his best friend and brother-in-law Craig, his sisters-in-law Diane (Gary), Sharon (Steve) and their families respectively. Also close friends who had become family to Ralph: Jim and Sheila, George, Brett and Rae. Ralph had another family, his music family. Music was Ralph’s life and to not mention his music brothers, would be remiss. Rob, George, Glen and MJ, the 20 plus years he spent with you were some of the best times of Ralph’s life. There are so many other musicians that Ralph had the pleasure and honour of playing with. All of you touched his life and we know all of you have many wonderful memories of him. Ralph was incredibly fortunate to have been able to live his dream, most can’t say this. His songs, his soul and his laughter will live forever in our hearts. His pain is gone and he can sleep with peace knowing how deeply he was loved. Knowing he touched all of us with his love and friendship, his generous heart and wicked sense of humour. In the true spirit of Ralph and knowing that laughter heals all…. I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter. Winston Churchill