Ralph Spencer Goddard

December 9, 2019 26 Condolences Print Obituary

August 29, 1945 - December 6, 2019

Ralph passed away at home in Beaumont surrounded by his family. He will lovingly be remembered by his wife, Joyce, of 53 years; Sons Brad (Tari), Mike (Chris); Grandchildren Kristy (Sheldon), Jonathan (Jennifer), Jon (Sarah), Shanelle(Landon); Great Grandchildren Samantha, Georgia, Lily, Cooper and Hayden; Mother Bobbi; Sisters Holly (Stan), Margaret (Jack); Brothers Doug (Suzanne), Tom (Liz), numerous nieces and nephews; pre-deceased by his Father Spen in 2010.

Ralph attended many schools - graduating from Salisbury Composite High School in 1964. He worked briefly at Sherritt Gordon, then started his career in welding and refrigeration. He worked in this industry for 50 years as a technician, manager, business owner, designer, and consultant, in many different countries, specializing in refrigeration for artificial ice. During that time his passion for farming never wavered - he always found time and energy to fit in some farming. This is when his hobby of collecting and restoring antique tractors surfaced, which he continued for many years. His retirement led to a motor home, trips to warmer climates, such as Palm Springs, for golf as well as work.

One of Ralph's greatest pleasures was being able to help someone else, no matter the challenge. His family was very special to him and included in that circle are some close friends who were like family to him.

Celebration of Life
April 26, 2020
Beaumont Community Centre
5204 -50 Ave
Beaumont, Alberta

Memorial Donations 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Stollery Children's Hospital

  1. So sorry for your loss Joyce and family. Thinking of you during this time.

  2. Our deepest condolences to you Joyce and family. Steve and I will remember Ralph as a wonderful, soft-spoken man. Our thoughts are with you at this very sad time.

  3. So very sorry for your loss. We only connected a few years ago again. I wish we would of had more time.

  4. Ralph was a special man who was loved by everyone. He will be sorely missed.

  5. Our deepest condolences. Uncle Ralph was such a wonderful man- his smile filled a room and laughter was contagious. Much love to you all.

    Kathy and Ron Kingsley & family.

  6. My Deepest Condolence To The Entire Goddard Family

  7. Joyce,
    Our deepest sympathies to you and the family.
    Doug & Beverley Tyler

  8. Joyce and family, I am very saddened to hear of your loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. Ralph was one of the finest people I’ve had the pleasure of knowing .. Kim and I are so sorry for you loss…

  10. So very sorry for your loss. Ralph was one of the finest men I knew.

  11. So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you.

  12. Dear Joyce and family,
    So sorry to hear of the passing of Ralph.
    I know he was much loved and will be missed.

  13. My deepest condolences Joyce to you and your family. I’m so very sorry for your loss.

  14. Joyce I am so sorry to hear of Ralph’s passing. He was such a gentle, kind man.

  15. Dear Joyce and family,

    We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Our sincere condolences.

  16. Our deepest condolences to Ralph’s family.
    Having had the privilege of working with Ralph,it became very apparent that “you give everything you have in everything you do”. He made me feel like and treated me like family. These traits have been passed down to his family. Ralph will be missed and forever remembered by many.

  17. I’m so sorry to hear of your loss, Joyce. Thinking of you and your family.

  18. Thinking of your family at this difficult time. Our sympathy,
    Dan and Chris Goudreau

  19. Joyce and family
    Ralph was an amazing person, and much admired. We were privileged to have known him.
    We extend our most sincere condolences.

  20. On behalf of Heather, Cesar and the Argueta family we offer our heartfelt condolences on the passing of a great man.

  21. Dear Joyce and family,
    Sending our sincerest condolences to all of you. Ralph was a special neighbor and friend and we always enjoyed his smile and humour. We will miss him🙏🏻

  22. Joyce,

    Scotty and I send our condolences and hugs to you and your family. What a special man he was.
    In friendship,

  23. Although we didn’t know Ralph well, we have fond memories of the time we spent with him (riding in his truck when he took us to see the neighbour’s buffalos, sharing information about what’s grown in our area when he and Joyce came for our wedding). Our sincere condolences to Ralph’s family. Our thoughts are with you. Diane and François

  24. Dear Joyce & Family- We are so sorry to hear about Ralph. You have had so many years together and so many wonderful memories, I’m sure. Our hearts are with you.
    Dianna, John & Joel

  25. Our condolences and thoughts are with you and your family Joyce.

  26. So sorry Joyce and family as we happened to run across Ralph’s passing. Lots of great memories for all of us who were lucky enough to be around your family. Take care Stay well.

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