Lychgate Funeral Home
cnr Willis & Aro Sts
Wellington, Wellington
SUTTON, Ralph Lionel:
ZL2AOH. Sqn Ldr (Retired). Died at Wellington Hospital on Saturday 22 June 2019. Aged 96. Lived independently. Son of the late Stanley and Dora Sutton. Devoted husband of the late Gwenda Sutton. Father and father-in-law of Keith and Anna, Amanda and Derek Plimmer. Grandad of Mike and Janene, the late Jeremy, the late Nicole & Hiroki, Tim and Anna, George and Cassie, Fiona and Sam Rewiri. GG-Ralph to Max, Jimmy, Paddy, Mabel. Messages to 12C Herbert Gardens, 186 The Terrace, Wellington 6011, or [email protected] Please join us for Ralph's Memorial afternoon tea at 3.00pm on Saturday 29th June 2019, at "Meetings on the Terrace", 152 The Terrace, Wellington.
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Published by Dominion Post from Jun. 26 to Jun. 28, 2019.
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My deeply condolence to Ralph,s family,.Ralph is bean my neighbor- i live at 12/a/ Herbert Gardens,for so many years,.i meet Ralph& Gwenda,2001 year,.since that we meet so many times,in the building,we have lovely Chistmas party many times,etc,.the last time i get his e mail just couple months ago,i visit him,have lunch together,he is always proud of his new discovery recipe cuisine,.R.I.P.my dear friend,.You will be always remember,by people who know you,.
Dragan Serdar
July 25, 2019
My condolences to Ralph's family. He was a wonderful person and a good friend. I will miss our email chats. Thank you for all your time and effort with the FISTS CW Club to keep CW active on the amateur radio bands. Good Bye my friend, 73, Dennis Franklin K6DF - Fremont, CA, USA
Dennis Franklin
July 1, 2019
Dear Mandy and family
Thinking of you at this time and I trust that many happy memories will be with you as you farewell father and friend. Peace be with you. God Bless. Monica Simpson
Monica Simpson
June 28, 2019
Sally and I are sorry that we won't be in Wellington to celebrate Ralph's long and full life.

Ralph and my late Dad, Denys, his elder brother by a couple of years, were very close during their childhood in southern England. They remained close after the Second World War when Ralph took his ship to New Zealand to meet and marry Gwenda and to bring-up his family there. This was despite that the many miles that then separated them prevented frequent reunions.

Ralph was a warm, unassuming and generous spirited man; qualities that can no doubt be attested by his many friends all around the globe who met him through his scouting and radio Ham activities. It is no accident that this generosity of spirit is reflected in his family. New Zealand is lucky to have adopted and have been adopted by Ralph. It privilege to have known him and to be a part of his extended family.
Philip Sutton
June 27, 2019
I heard of Ralph's passing this morning from a fellow ham radio operator, Makoto Kamada in Kimitsu, Japan. "Mack" introduced me to Ralph during my sojourn in Japan in the 90's. Since that time, Ralph kept faithfully in touch by mail, email, Skype, and the rare ham radio contact. Like clockwork he would send magazines and his thoughts, following my family through moves and long periods of non-response. When our kids were born, Ralph was sure to send gifts all the way to the US from New Zealand! It is with great sadness that I regard the passing of this great man. He was effervescent and kind, and fastidiously considerate. Regards, Jonathan Haynes W0XO/7J1AWL
Jonathan Haynes
June 27, 2019
Your participation in Scouting and Amateur Radio will always be remembered by me and many others. Norm Cuttriss
June 26, 2019
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