With family by her side, Barbara Anne Ralston (nee Cutt) passed away peacefully at Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie. Barb is predeceased by her husband, Peter Ralston (1922 -2000). She will be dearly missed by her sons Steve Ralston (Odette), Alan Ralston (Shirley), and Jay Ralston (Christine). She will be remembered as a loving grandmother to her six grandchildren Jonathon (Raisa), Jessica (Adam), Ashley (Jordan), Kate (Matt), Peter, and Olivia.
Her mother Margaret passed on when Barb was 4. While remaining close to her father Jim Cutt , she was raised by her Aunt “Bud” (Jane) and her Uncle Pete Bisset on the family farm near Goderich where she had a happy childhood surrounded by her many cousins, and extended family.
Barb graduated from nursing in London Ontario and was working at St. Joseph’s Hospital when she met her husband, Peter. They married and moved to Toronto where the three boys were born. Barb continued providing compassionate patient care and was one of the early pioneers in the field of Home Care for Etobicoke patients.
Barb had a passion for music, the arts and travel, and spent many years wintering in Florida where she hosted family and friends. Barb was an active member of St. Giles Presbyterian Church for many decades. She was an avid bridge player and continued that passion into her nineties.
Friends may call at Turner & Porter Funeral Home Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St.W., between Islington and Kipling Avenue., from 5-8 pm Wednesday.
Barb’s family welcome all in saying goodbye to Barb at the funeral service on Thursday, June 29, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Giles Kingsway Presbyterian Church, 15 Lambeth Rd, Etobicoke.
If desired donations in Barb's memory can be made to charity of their choice.