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Ralph Ensign Payne

November 21, 1923 ~ August 9, 2019 (age 95)

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Ralph Ensign Payne, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 8th, 2019 at the age of 95 years. Loved husband for 71 years of Marie. Beloved father of Ron (Dianne) Payne, John (Lynne) Payne, Nancy (Dennis) Warren, and Donald Payne. Cherished grandfather to Nicki, Chris, Heather, Sarah, Matthew, and Mackenzie. Great grandfather to Enzo and Nico. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents, Isaac and Edna and brother Tom. Ralph was a long-time farmer in the Thamesford area, retiring to east London. Ralph was a resident at the Veterans Unit, Parkwood Hospital for the past three years. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Brock and Visser Funeral Home, 177 Dundas St., Thamesford (519-285-2427) on Sunday, August, 11th, 2019 from 2 to 4 PM. The service will be held at the Brock and Visser Funeral Home, Thamesford on Monday, August 12th, 2019 at 11:00 AM. Burial to follow at the Zion Hill 7th Line Cemetery with Reverend Darrell Shoule officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations made to Dorchester Legion, Veterans Care Services-Parkwood Hospital or a charity of your choice, would be appreciated and may be arranged through the Funeral Home. The family would like to give a special thanks for the care Ralph received at the Veterans Unit-Parkwood Hospital.  Expressions of love and sympathy may be placed and viewed online at

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August 11, 2019

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Brock & Visser Funeral Home
177 Dundas St. West P.O. Box 152
Thamesford, ON N0M 2M0

Funeral Service
August 12, 2019

11:00 AM
Brock & Visser Funeral Home
177 Dundas St. West P.O. Box 152
Thamesford, ON N0M 2M0


Zion Hill 7th Line Cemetery
Thamesford, Ontario, ON N0M 2M0


Veterans Care Unit-Parkwood Hospital
550 Wellington Road South, London, ON ON N6C 0A7
Tel: 1-519-646-6100

Royal Canadian Legion Donnybrook Branch 513-Dorchester
1227 Donnybrook Dr., Dorchester ON N0L 1G0

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