Ralph Suttell

Obituary of Ralph Erland Suttell

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It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Ralph Suttell on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. Predeceased by the love of his life Elizabeth (nee Merritt, 2020) of 63 years, his parents Louis and Jessie Suttell, brothers Alton (Marion), Floyd (Esther), Nelson (Norma), Donald (Hazel), Ross (Joan) and Paul.  Best Dad and friend to Lee Suttell (Carol) and Lynn Main. Grandchildren Devon (Tanya), Sarah, Brad (Carolyn), Kelly (Caleb) and Jillian were his pride and joy. Ralph recently welcomed a great granddaughter Rylynn and was looking forward to a great grandson due March 2023. Ralph competed at many national and local dahlia shows representing his hobby well. As a senior dahlia judge he took pride in hybridizing many quality dahlias. Volunteering was his passion leaving each in better standing than when starting. Included but not limited to Scouting, Hamilton Dahlia Society, The American Dahlia Society, The Midwest Dahlia conference, Lincoln Millennium Forest, Ontario Horticultural Assoc and one of the founding members of the Lincoln Garden Club. We will miss Ralph’s infectious smile with all our hearts. Thank you to everyone who touched our dad’s life.

Celebration of life for Ralph and Elizabeth will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 19, 2022 at the United Church, 116 West Street (Reg Rd 20), Smithville. A private graveside service will take place prior.  If desired, memorial donations to Lincoln Garden Club or West Lincoln Memorial Auxiliary would be appreciated by the family. 


Gone is the face we loved so dear,

silent is the voice we loved to hear.