2769 Ralph Ernest Hyde – Class of 1940
2769 Ralph Ernest Hyde, born June 27, 1922 in Edmonton, passed away peacefully August 19, 2014 at his vacation home on Pender Island, BC, surrounded by family. Ralph was raised in the Highlands area of Edmonton. He attended Royal Military College in Kingston until 1942, and was a member of the final class before the end of World War II. He went on to serve overseas as an officer in the Calgary Tanks in the Italian Campaign, both in Sicily and mainland Italy, and later participated in the liberation of Holland. Ralph returned to Edmonton in August of 1945 and just days later married Marion Milroy. He graduated from the University of Alberta School of Law in 1950 and practised in Edmonton until 1977. In that year, he was elevated to the Alberta Provincial Court where he served until 1992. Ralph and Marion retired to BC the following year to enjoy golf and the solitude of Pender Island. In 2006, they moved to Burnaby to be closer to family. Ralph was predeceased by Marion in 2013, by his parents, Mildred and Ernest Hyde, and by two brothers, John and Robert. He leaves to mourn his passing, daughters Jill Jensen (Kurt), Pam Hyde (Glenn Mayer), Marion Hyde (Lawrie Seligman) and son, John Hyde (Tricia Finley). He also leaves a legacy of 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. A memorial service to honour Ralph’s memory will be announced at a later date. His was a life well-lived.
M264 Frank (Francesco) Anthony Vellone
Retired Major Frank (Francesco) Anthony Vellone, CD, P.Eng. of Kingston, Ontario died Sat. Aug. 30, 2014 at the age of 65 surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer. Beloved husband, proud father, RMC graduate, engineer, fisherman, and generous friend. Born Dec. 20, 1948 in Serra San Bruno, Italy, he will be laid to rest in his adoptive home of Plate Cove East, NFLD. Survived by his wife Sandra, siblings Turina, Gina, Mike (Sylvia), Maria (Mario), and Fernando, and children Michael, Jane and John (Shelly). Visitation will be held Thurs. Sept. 4th 2-4pm and 7-9pm, and the funeral on Fri. Sept. 5th at 11am, both at Gordon F. Tompkins Funeral Home, 49 Colborne St, Kingston. Internment and service in Plate Cove East, NFLD will occur on a later date. The family welcomes flowers or contributions in honor of Frank to the Terry Fox Foundation for cancer research or Ongwanada, which provides outstanding care to his son Michael.