On Monday after a two decade long battle with Parkinson’s, our beloved one, Ralph Stephan Back
passed away. His final month at the hospital turned Ralph’s medical room into a space filled
with love. With an ongoing precession of visits from family and friends, combined with the
great care he received at NYGH. Ralph’s last days were very comfortable and content. Son to
Leo (Arya Labe Levi) and Betty (Brunna Bus Michoil), doting son-in-law to Faye and
Harry Turack. Ralph was a beloved husband to Iris for 53 years, wonderful father to Evan
and Leslie (Swan), a fantastic father-in-law to Germaine Wong (Back) & David (Swan).
A great brother-in-law to Elliot and Carol Turack. The very best uncle to Jennifer and
David Shaolian, and great uncle to Ben and Danielle. Uncle to Dori and Mich Bernick.
Great Uncle to Andrew and Marlee. Ralph was the eldest brother to Kenneth and David
Back. Brother-in-law to Bryna (Kenneth), Shelia (David), and Uncle to Marla, Paula, Elissa,
and Jason. The past few years, Ralph was most happiest and most proud of his little grandson,
Leo, for whom he cherished every moment they spent together in person or on FaceTime.
Please join us on Thursday.
Please make donations to Parkinson’s Canada Stem Cell Research.