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RIP Anthony John Ralph, 1939–2018

We had the funeral service for my Dad today. Private family event, plain coffin, no religious ceremony, no flowers, no public announcement, as he’d requested.

Coffin was brought in to “Oh Didn’t He Ramble” performed by Jelly Roll Morton. Curtain closed to “Toot Toot Tootsie Goodbye” by Spike Jones & His City Slickers. :)

Ashes will be returned to us in a few days. (Both my parents wanted a green burial, but that wasn’t a viable option, so cremation instead.)

Still have some legal and financial things to sort out, but it’s closure of sorts.

We went to one of Dad’s favourite restaurants afterwards and shared stories.

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