Ralph Trimble

Obituary of Ralph Ernest Trimble

Ralph Trimble, lovingly remembered, reunited with his cherished wife Lois (Groat) on

March 8, 2024, after a longing that persisted since her passing in July 2021. His

heartache in her absence was profound, a loss he carried with him until the end.

He leaves behind his sister Pat (Wayne), and nephew Don. Ralph was an adored uncle

to Kerri-Lynn Edmondson (Mike), along with their children Braedin & Britlynn; Kathy-Jo

Brine (Jamie) and their children T.J. & Payton; and Jamie Angood (Sarah), and their

children Ava & Liam. His affection extended beyond human bonds to include his

beloved furry companions, finding solace and joy in their company, especially after the

loss of his treasured miniature schnauzers Kirby & Koko.

Ralph dedicated his career to education, serving the Scarborough Board of Education

faithfully as both a teacher and librarian. His passion for music, particularly his skillful

guitar playing, brought light to his life and those around him.

An esteemed member of various philatelic societies, Ralph’s contributions to the field

were immense. He was a founding member of the Coin Irregularity Association of

Canada, and his expertise in errors and multi-struck coins earned him accolades and

distinctions. Ralph’s commitment to the study and dissemination of philatelic knowledge

was unparalleled, evidenced by his prolific writing and editorial work. His legacy is

woven into the fabric of philatelic literature, with numerous articles and discoveries

bearing his name.   In recognition of his lifelong dedication to the field, Ralph was honored with prestigious

awards and appointments, including the “John S. Siverts Award” and directorship roles.

His generosity of spirit extended beyond his professional pursuits, as evidenced by his

involvement with the Ontario Humane Society, reflecting his compassion for all

creatures great and small. Ralph’s memory will forever be cherished by those whose lives he touched, his legacy

enduring through his passion, kindness, and unwavering commitment to his interests

and causes dear to his heart. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Ontario Humane Society are encouraged, honoring Ralph’s love for animals and his compassionate


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