After a lengthy battle with Parkinson's, Ralph Stapley passed away peacefully at the Waters Edge Care Community at the age of 76 on April 9th, 2024. He had an unwavering faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; we rejoice that he is at home with Jesus in Heaven.

Ralph is survived by his loving wife, Beverley, and their daughter, Lisa. Also left to mourn are his siblings Ruth (Doug Brooks), Janice, Steve (Sharon) and Dan (Debbie). Many nieces, nephews and extended family will miss him. Ralph was predeceased by his parents, Garnet and Olive Stapley, and by his brother, Douglas.

Ralph worked for 35 years with Ontario Northland Telecommunications in North Bay, Timmins, and Temagami. In 2003, he retired and enjoyed becoming a snowbird for a few years until Parkinson's became too difficult. 

A special thank you to those who have cared for him at Waters Edge over the last eight years. Thank you for bringing a smile to his face and making his stay the best it could be.

Visitation will be held at the Bethel Gospel Chapel on Monday, April 15th, from 12 noon until 1:30 pm. A funeral service will be held in Bethel's Chapel at 1:30 pm, (the Funeral Service will be Streamed, and you are welcome to view it at, and a spring interment will be held at the Forest Lawn Cemetery. If decided, donations to Bethel Gospel Chapel or the Parkinson Canada would be gratefully acknowledged as expressions of sympathy.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Martyn Funeral Home, and online condolences can be offered at

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