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OFFICIAL OBITUARY FOR

Ralph Joseph Bellefontaine

1946 - 2021

Spryfield

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Bellefontaine, Ralph Joseph-74 of Spryfield.

It is with great sorrow that the family announce the sudden passing of our brother and nephew, on April 13th 2021. Ralph was born on June 30th 1946 in Halifax to the late Joseph and Lillian (Slaunwhite) Bellefontaine.

Besides his parents, Ralph was predeased by his wife, Ivy Marriott in 1991 and his companion of many years, Judy Arsenault, his uncle Aubrey Slaunwhite and his aunt Edna Musolino.

Ralph is survived by his sister Nancy Rafuse of Dartmouth, brothers; Charles, Danny and Pat all of Alberta and Gary of Halifax. Also, his aunt Bertha (Arthur) Drake of Lake Charlotte.

Ralph worked as a carpenter and a bricklayer and in his later years he worked for RJF Healthcare as a Personal Care Assistant.

Ralph was a long time player in the Men's City dart league and in his younger years was a fastball player for the Kline Heights baseball team. He was also an avid fan of the Toronto Blue Jays and the Toronto Maple Leafs. After his retirement, Ralph could often be found sitting in his favorite chair with his furry friend Mittens, watching the games with a refreshment and on many of those occasions, with his brother Gary as well. 

Cremation has taken place under the care of East Coast Memorial 186 Water St., Windsor, NS B0N2T0, 902-403-9292.

There will be no visitation and a memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Salvation Army or to the SPCA.

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Hugh Cameron

April 21, 2021 8:57 PM

My name is Hugh Cameron,
I am very sorry to read of your loss.. I have been fondly thinking and pining for the lost  best friend of  early years . My friend at John W MacLeod School. I was hoping to reacquaint with Ralph to say what an absolute joy his friendship was ,which I have cherished all my life.
.Lately I could not stop thinking of this great childhood friend.
It is wonderful to view these great comments about a great friend .
Very best to his family,
Hughie Cameron









Bernice Higgins

April 19, 2021 1:35 PM

Ralph was my cousin His  father  Joey was my Mother Evelyn Reid’s First cousin through the.Bellefontaine family. My grandmother Mary Bellefontaine Reid was his great Aunt. Ralph hung out with most of us growing up and I have fond memories of him.We all spent a lot of time at the Ball field at at the lake swimming and skating. I had not seen him fir a number if years. but when I did we always reminisced about family and friends. RIP dear cousin

David Bellefontaine

April 19, 2021 7:44 AM

Dear Ralph....my cousin and good childhood friend.. I have many memories of us from our Kline Heights days, playing baseball and just hanging around Ivy's store. May you rest peacefully in heaven. 

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