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Ralph Ian Brooke

BROOKE, Ralph Ian - Dr. Ralph Ian Brooke, age 80, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at St. Joseph's hospice in London, Ontario, after courageously battling a terminal illness. He is deeply mourned and sadly missed by his wife of 51 years, Lorna, his eldest son Michael and his wife, Michal and her parents, Yehuda and Rachel Kahane, his younger son Andrew and his friend Smadar Meiri, his brother Martin and late brother Tony, and his grandchildren Maya, Jonathan, Ethan, Sarah, Rachel and Daniel. Born in Leeds, England to Michael and Netta Brooke, Ralph was an outstanding contributor to the medical and dental science fields, receiving numerous awards, honours and accolades, including the Barnabus Day Award, and the Honourable Alumnus of Distinction Award from Western University, where he worked for over 40 years as a distinguished professor and lecturer. His roles at the university included Chair of Oral Medicine, Dean of Dentistry, Vice Provost Health Sciences, and Chief of Dentistry at University Hospital. He published many papers and articles in his field, and contributed to numerous medical and dental textbooks and professional journals. He was also active in the London Jewish community serving as President of Or Shalom and the London Jewish Federation. Ralph was a true lover of life; his passions, besides his family and work, included music, wine-making and travelling the world, including several trips to Israel. Very special thanks to all the health care professionals at University Hospital and everyone at St. Joseph's Hospice who made his final journey a peaceful one. Services will be held Thursday, October 2, 2014, 2pm, at Or Shalom Synagogue, 534 Huron St., London, Ontario with Rabbi Catharine Clark officiating. Internment will take place at Or Shalom cemetery. Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas St., London in charge of arrangements. 519-433-6181 Memorial donations to St. Joseph's Hospice (519 438-2102 or would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences can be expressed at A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Ralph Brooke.12845321
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Posted by alan warents (cousin) On Wednesday, June 21, 2017
dear lorna i was sorry to read by chance on the internet of the passing of my dear cousin. i was always proud of his ascademic acheivements and .Ralph was always kind to me when i stayed with his parents Where is MIchael living now and what is his proffession I remaaried have 3 boys from my fist wife and now six grandchildren. two of my sons are dedicated to talmud study and are graduates of queen mary uni london mir and lakewood yeshivah. I hope this reaches you

regards Alan

My deepest condolence
Posted by Fran Cosier Vickers (S.P.E.C. Clinic) On Saturday, March 5, 2016
Dear Lorna: I am so sorry to hear about Dr. Brook. I have been very ill over the past couple of years and didn't know that he had died. He was a very wonderful man and I am so glad I got to see him one day at his Tues. Luncheon at Kelsey's. I really enjoyed working for him and will treasure that experience. Sincerely. Fran

A Terrible Loss
Posted by Dr. Arthur Worth (Colleague) On Thursday, October 9, 2014
Their was no finer Man, Clinician, Mentor and Father than Dr. Brooke. I had the honour and privilege of working with him in many capacities over the years. He exemplified the highest standards of Ethics and Professionalism and Compassion. His clinical skills were matched by no one, I will miss him terribly. No man could have asked for a finer mentor. He was like a father to me. My sincere condolences to Lorna and the boys.
My condolences
Posted by Dr. Drew Smith (Colleague) On Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Dr. Brooke was a caring and compassionate clinician along with being a respected educator and leader in our profession. He helped many of my patients through the years. He will be greatly missed.

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