Marine Captain Ralph Amero – Oct 24th, 1934 – July 9th, 2023
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Ralph on Sunday, July 9, 2023, following a courageous battle with bladder cancer. Cherished husband of Joan (nee O’Brien) for 64 years. Loving father of Richard (Darlene) of Pickering and John (Lisa) of P.E.I. Ralph was the son of Gertrude and Herbert Amero (both deceased) and is survived by his brother, Raymond, sister, Grace, and many nieces and nephews.
Born and raised in Nova Scotia, Ralph was one of 19 siblings. He later moved to Ontario for work where he was employed by the Toronto Harbour Commission and after returning to school for Marine Captain, he then joined the Toronto Fire Department. Ralph worked with the Toronto Fire Department (Marine Unit) until retiring, after 23 years of service, as a senior Marine Captain. During his lifetime Ralph could always be found working hard whether at home or at his beloved cottage. Ralph did make time for leisure and enjoyed boating, fishing, golfing, hockey, baseball and gardening. Being a “Coaster” Ralph enjoyed a good feed of seafood especially when digging clams and cooking lobsters. He had many great times with family and friends. Ralph and his never-ending stories will be truly missed.
The family expresses their appreciation to the doctors, nurses, and staff of St. Catharines General Hospital for their caring and dedicated service. In honouring Ralph’s wishes cremation has taken place.
Inturnment will take place at Lakeview Cemetery, 3651 Thorold Townline Road, Thorold on Friday, July 14th at 2:30 p.m. followed by a Celebration Of Life at The Royal Canadian Legion Br.# 138, 2 Chestnut Street East, St. Catharines at 4 p.m.
Memorial donations may be made to Niagara Health Foundation or to the Toronto Firefighter Toy Drive. Arrangements entrusted to Considerate Cremation & Burial Services, 26 Nihan Drive, St. Catharines (between Lake Street & Scott Street), 289-362-1144.
Online condolences may be made at www.CCBSCares.ca
Sincerest Condolences from all our Retiree Groups go out to his Family and Friends.
Retired Toronto Fire Fighters Association I.A.F.F. Local 3