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Ralph Collins Houghton

1938-2021

Ralph Collins Houghton

Ralph Collins Houghton – age 83, passed away on Friday, July 16, 2021 in the Soldiers Memorial Hospital, Middleton. Born in West Glenmont, he was a son of the late Augusta Houghton. Prior to retirement, Ralph worked as a Mail Contractor and in Sales for McCains and Good Year Tire. He was an adherent member of the Billtown Baptist Church.

He is survived by his daughters, Twana (Bruce) Rafuse, Welsford; Cheryl (Dale) Joyce, Grande Prairie; six grandchildren, Sarah (Ken) Chandler, Corey (Whitney) Rafuse, Laurie (Kory) Gravengard, Collin Joyce, Mandy (Justen) Page and Robert Houghton; seven great-grandchildren; brothers, David Misner and Stephen Meisner; nieces, nephews and extended family. In addition to his mother, he was predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Ester (Haggerty) Houghton, in May 2021; and son, Mitchell Houghton (2016).

Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation, by request. A private family funeral service will be held at a later date. Donations in memory may be made to the Safe Haven Animal Rescue ([email protected] or cheques can be made payable and mailed to Tonia Endres, 161 Cranberry Road, Aylesford, NS B0P 1C0), any other animal rescue organization or the Northville Farm Heritage Centre (cheques can be made payable and mailed to Pat Reeves, 2918 Prospect Road, R.R. # 1 Cambridge Station, B0P 1G0). Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. Online condolences and inquiries may be directed to www.whitefamilyfuneralhome.com.

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Service Location
A private family funeral service will be held at a later date.

Visitation
There will be no visitation, by request.

Requested Charity
Safe Haven Animal Rescue, any animal rescue organization or Northville Farm Heritage Centre