Ralph Pike

It is with great sadness that the family of Ralph George Pike announces his passing on Thursday, December 30, 2021 at the Burin Peninsula Health Care Centre at the age of 78.

Ralph had many careers. Hewas a teacher, a principal of a two teacher school house in Rock Harbour, a banker with the Bank of Nova Scotia before he became an insurance agent with Johnson’s and an award winning insurance agent with Sovereign General before owning his own insurance brokerage.  Most importantly of all however he was loving husband and a father who worked extremely hard providing for his family. He always had time for chats with family and friends and a good game of cards. When he had a massive heart attack at the age of 43, which forced him into an early retirement, he faced many challenges but his strength and desire to continue with his family kept him with us. He was a fighter to the very end until he decided it was time to go. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Leaving to mourn are his sons Brian Pike Burin, Paul Pike (Yvonne) Lewin's Cove, Peter Pike (Tina) Parkland Country, AB; granchildren Michael Spencer, Kaitlyn Spencer; great grandchildrenDamian Spencer-Moores, Chloe Spencer-Moores, Callie Stoyles and James Smith. Brothers Les Pike, Albert Pike, Lorne (Madeline) Pike, Kevin (Daisy) Pike; Sisters Ruby (Carlson) Isaacs, Ruth Denike, Dorothy Farrell, Emily (Mike) Twigg, Grace (Harry) Welsh  Sister-in-laws of Lillian (Keith) Gibson, Joan (Mick) Stockley, Gail (Wayne) Mayo, Brother in law Reginald (Margaret) Isaacsalong with by his  many nephews, nieces and other family and friends.

Predeceased by his beautiful wife Margaret, daughter Pamela Pike Spencer, parentsMalcolm and Ethel Pike,brothersCarmen Pike, Malcolm (Bud) Pike, brothers in law Fred Farrell, Doug Denike, sisters-in-law Joan Pike, Audrey Pike, Helen Pike; parents-in-law Frank and Muriel Isaacs, sisters-in-law Helen Dawe, Sylvia Isaacs andbrother’s in law Roy Isaacs, Max Isaacs

Specials thanks to his home care workers Lisa, Andrea and Denise who were very much part of our family.

In keeping with Ralph’s wishes cremation has taken place.

In lieu of flowers donations in his memory can be made to the family at rppike@gmail.com and cards can be mailed to PO Box 21, Lewin’s Cove, NL A0E2G0

Unfortunately due to a recent ourbreak of covid 19 the family has decided to not have visitation and the service will be announced at a later date.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, Burin.

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