It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Ralph Etigson on Saturday, February 16th, 2019 in his home surrounded by his loving family, after having celebrated his 103rd birthday in good health.

Beloved husband of the late Rose Etigson, wife of 70 plus years. Loving father of Barbie Cohen, the late Lawrence Etigson and his surviving daughter in law, Esther Etigson.

Beloved son of the late Joseph and Gertrude Etigson. Dear brother of the late Edith Hyman and Pearl Etigson.

Devoted grandfather of Uri and Dina Etigson, Shoshana and Sheldon Hauer, Melissa and Josh Sobel, and Melanie and David Green.

Proud Great-Grandfather to Shimon Matanel, Aryeh Lev, Maayan Rosalie, Odelia Rina, Elchai Roey Etigson; Ashley and Josh Hauer; Jesse and Austin Sobel and Samantha and Madison Green.

We sadly say goodbye to the beloved patriarch of our family who guided all of us with strength and clarity for over a century. He has always been our inspiration and always will be.

If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation 1-877-882-2582 or Shaarei Shomayim Synagogue 416-789-3213, where he was active for so many years.

The burial will take place at Mount Sinai Memorial Park, 986 Wilson Ave., Toronto.

The shiva will be held at 7 Townsgate Dr., Thornhill, L4J 7Z9 (Main Floor Hobby Room).