In memory of

Ralph Schoenig

September 13, 1954 -  March 21, 2021

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our dearly loved Ralph, who left his family and home on March 21, 2021, in his 66th year. Cherished husband of Lesley, dear Brother of Ilka, B-I-L to Carolyn and Neil, Uncle to Kristine, Trisha (Tyler Harrison), Brian (Joanna Chorabik), Jason, "silly Gruncle" to Tyson, Tucker, Hillary, Henryk and Hugo, and "Family" to Sheila.

Ralph felt blessed by the love of his family, and enjoyed sharing laughter, interests and life's adventures with his family and many dear friends. He gave to his country and community through his service with The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, The Toronto Police Auxiliary and Canada Border Services Agency, retiring as a Chief of Criminal Investigations with CBSA.

Ralph felt truly fortunate to have spent time with his nieces and nephews, watching them grow into remarkable and unique adults for whom he felt tremendous love, pride and respect, and he looked forward to doing the same with his young Great-Niece and Nephews.

He faced his diagnosis and final year with courage, and profound thanks for the support and encouragement of his family, friends and medical care team. Lesley hopes all will remember him for his dedication to his family, sense of humour, professional integrity and his appreciation for his many dear friends. GONE, BUT NEVER TO BE FORGOTTEN WHILE HE LIVES IN OUR MEMORIES.

Lesley wishes to acknowledge and give thanks for the wonderful medical care, compassion and respect he received from family physician Dr. D.J. Goodall, staff at Sunnybrook Hospital, The Odette Cancer Centre, The Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care and in particular Dr. E. Amos, the local LHIN, Easy Access Health Care Services, the always cheerful Leah, and for the continued support and encouragement from Ralph's many friends at QOR, CBSA, The Order of St. Joachim, and "#10".

Cremation will be followed by a private family service of interment. If desired, donations may be made to The Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care, Sunnybrook Hospital or Wounded Warriors Canada.


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Coogan Wilson (The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada)

Entered March 27, 2020 from Mississauga

Words can not express how sorry I am to learn of Ralph’s departure from this life. My thoughts and prayers are with the Schoenig family during this most difficult time. Rest easy Ralph.

May Hoey (Very good friend)

Entered March 27, 2020 from Barrie, Ont

I met Ralph in 1972 in the Queens Own Rifles. I will always remember his wonderful sense of humor. He made me laugh all the time even when I was sad. He had this wonderful way of keeping you alive when he was in the room. I will miss him very much he was a great friend always. RIP Ralph to good to be forget.

Louise Fife (Friend)

Entered March 23, 2021 from Peterborough

Ralph put up a tremendous fight. I pray that he is now at peace.

Doris Hanlon (Friend)

Entered March 23, 2021 from Scarborough

Sorry to hear of Ralph's passing. I remember his sense of humor on the times that I met him. I'm glad he is at peace now. My thoughts are with Lesley and the rest of the family.

Joanne Iwasa (Friend)

Entered March 23, 2021 from Toronto, Ontario

Lesley, my thoughts are with you and your family.

It has been a difficult time for you and Ralph. While you had the benefit of knowing to make the most of your remaining time together, you both also had to live each day with the huge emotional and physical toll.

I hope your many years of happy memories will outweigh the sadness of this difficult time.

My deepest sympathy to you.


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