At the Ridgewood Veterans Wing in Saint John, NB, Ralph Joynes McFarlane, husband of Ruby (Pearley) McFarlane, formerly of Elmsville, NB. Born in Saint John, he is the son of the late William H. and Jennie (McKinley) McFarlane.

A veteran of World War II, Ralph served in infantry with the Canadian Armed Forces. His tours of duty took him throughout France and Britain.

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Upon returning home from the war he worked for many years as a mechanic with Polycello Co. Ltd. Ralph was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Passamaquoddy Branch #8. Ralph enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid fisherman. 

Surviving, in addition to his wife Ruby, are his four boys, Kenny McFarlane of Elmsville, NB, Jim (Leona) McFarlane of Browns Flat, NB, Bill (Barb) McFarlane of Kingston Peninsula, NB, Erick (Brenda) McFarlane of Browns Flat, NB, several grandchildren. Ralph was predeceased by two brothers and two sisters.

In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences to the family or donations can be made at

A memorial graveside veterans tribute will be held on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 11:00 a.m., at Christ Church Anglican Cemetery, Elmsville, NB. Archdeacon John Matheson will officiate. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of Humphreys’ Funeral Home, 20 Marks Street, St. Stephen, NB E3L 2B2 (506-466-3110).