Guest Book for Ralph Stanley McNeil Batman

Provided by Island Funeral Home Limited O/O Simpson Funeral Home Limited

Posted by: Rendell and Linda McDonald
Sat April 18, 2020
So sorry to hear about Ralph's passing. He was a wonderful man, so friendly and always the gentleman. He always had time to chat and we enjoyed every conversation we had with him. His passing will leave a void to our community. We will miss him.
 

 
Posted by: Edna and Wilberta Leeson
Sat April 18, 2020
Ralph was the most kind, gentle, considerate gentleman we have every know from when my Dad hung around with him as a teenager to us as teenagers when we needed someone to listen to us. Ralph will be sadly missed by everyone but never forgotten by all the people who truly loved him.RIP Ralph.
 

 
Posted by: Barbara. Jervis
Sun April 19, 2020
Sorry to hear about your grandpa Becky
 

 
Posted by: Barbara. Jervis
Sun April 19, 2020
Had no clue he was Illl     Sorry to hear Ralph past away Becky
 

 
Posted by: Dianne Jewell
Sun April 19, 2020
Ralph was was one of the kindest men I have ever met and a gentleman through and through . He always had time to chat , loved to visit “ the boys “ at the farm especially to sell them Shriners Christmas cakes .  RIP Ralph , you will be sorely missed....
 

 
Posted by: Linda Bowerman
Sun April 19, 2020
Hearts are sad today with the passing of Ralph. Always the gentlemen, kind, considerate and giving. Many great memories of this man. One vivid one is a truck with garbage and Trailer Park young people going to the dump and all with smiles when they returned as they were always treated with ice-cream and candy. He will continue to live on in all the precious memories we have. May you rest in peace dear friend.
 

 
Posted by: Rick and Gail Gjos
Sun April 19, 2020
Such a great gentleman who graced our circles for many years and will be missed by many. He always had a smile and a conversation for all. Deena you will be lost without him, but you have many great memories as do the family. Rest In Peace our friend.
 

 
Posted by: Joyce Leeson
Sun April 19, 2020
My deepest sympathy to Ralphs family,2
 

 
Posted by: Don and Gertrude Cooper
Sun April 19, 2020
We send our deepest sympathy to all Ralph's family  and to Deanna !
Ralph was a dear first cousin to me [ Gert ] and a friend to Don . We will miss those
great conversations at family gatherings ,at the grocery store or even the pharmacy !
We always admired his gentlemanly ways and his immaculate attire . He loved his family, his home and his community.  We will miss him always !
 

 
Posted by: Lynn & Norma Hughson
Sun April 19, 2020
Going to miss our little visits with Ralph - he was always a gentleman who cared for others with a great sense of humour.
Our condolences to his family.
 

 
Posted by: Beulah Hester
Sun April 19, 2020
My deepest sympathy he was a true gentleman and will be greatly missed
 

 
Posted by: Marilyn Smith
Sun April 19, 2020
My condolences to the family.  He will be missed by all who knew him.
 

 
Posted by: Joe & Joyce Holmes
Sun April 19, 2020
Ralph saw a wonderful man as well as a gentleman !  I enjoyed my chats with him when I did his foot care !  I learned about his years working in his community !  Deepest sympathy to all the family and friends !  Special sympathy to his dear friend !
 

 
Posted by: Dorothy Ferguson and Family
Sun April 19, 2020
So sorry on Ralph's passing. He was one of the most kind, considerate person I know.  Keep your memories close.
 

 
Posted by: Erica Sheila Morphet
Sun April 19, 2020
Our deepest condolences . Ralph will be missed . We always enjoyed Ralph’s company
 

 
Posted by: Bill and Maimie Sim
Sun April 19, 2020
Ralph was always a gentleman  and loved to have a  visit where ever you met him
Deepest sympathy to the family ,He will be greatly missed.
 

 
Posted by: william orr
Sun April 19, 2020
you will greatly missed our condolences to the batman family
 

 
Posted by: Tammy and Chris Laidley
Sun April 19, 2020
Ralph was always a gentleman and I always enjoyed chatting with him in various places I worked. Always kind and courteous, well dressed. He will be missed.
 

 
Posted by: Shirley Viney
Sun April 19, 2020


  My condolences to the Batman family and friends . Ralph always had time for a chat and was such a gentleman . We will miss him .
 

 
Posted by: Phyllis Turner
Sun April 19, 2020
My deepest sympathy and condolences to the family.  Such a gentleman who always had time to chat.
 

 
Posted by: Dave and Leona Sylvester
Sun April 19, 2020
Our condolences to Ralph's family.

We came to know Ralph shortly after moving to the Island. Enjoyed running into him at the post office, grocery store and the many events around town. Ralph became a fine friend and we spent many a time chatting. RIP Ralph.
 

 
Posted by: Doug and Ann Mitchell
Sun April 19, 2020
Our condolences to Ralph’s family . He always had time for a chat and a ready smile. He will be missed
 

 
Posted by: Sandra
Sun April 19, 2020
Uncle Ralph was a true gentleman and had so much class;  I always said he was a social butterfly.  He loved going to auctions to talk to the many people he knew and yes sometimes to buy, even if he didn't need it. I am sure he knew 80% of the people on Manitoulin Island and many off the Island.  I will truly miss him, he was like a second father to me.
Love you Ralph
 

 
Posted by: Evelyn & Percy Dinsmore
Sun April 19, 2020
Bill and Cheryl and family, Our thoughts are with you once again at this difficult time.  Deepest sympathy to all the Batman family.
 

 
Posted by: Tom and Judy ferguson
Sun April 19, 2020
Your condolences to the family. Ralph well respected and will be missed by all
 

 
Posted by: dorothy hudson
Sun April 19, 2020
Condolences to Ralph' s Family . He was always a  Gentleman . Always had time to talk to you no matter what he was doing . He will be missed by so many people .My heart goes out to the family .
 

 
Posted by: Stan and Beth
Sun April 19, 2020
Enjoyed our many visits with Ralph ..he always had a good story and a great outlook on life .. He will be missed .. Our condolences to the family
 

 
Posted by: Dave & Lori Draper
Sun April 19, 2020
Thinking of Ralph’s Family & Friends. He will always be remembered, as a true gentleman.
Our sincere condolences.
Dave & Lori
 

 
Posted by: Glen @ Cathy Case
Sun April 19, 2020
Our sincere condolences to Ralphs  family he was a wonderful man
 

 
Posted by: Linda McGillis
Sun April 19, 2020
To Ralph's family and Deanna, my  deepest Sympathy  to all. Ralph was a true gentleman  and loved to chat . He will be missed by so many people who had the pleasure of knowing him.
My thoughts  are with you at this sad time.
 

 
Posted by: Debbie Bailey
Sun April 19, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of Ralph's passing. I really enjoyed the last 4 years of truly getting to know Ralph, Dianna and his sons. I miss my visits with him. Rest in peace Ralph, you will be missed.
 

 
Posted by: DAVE CUNNINGHAM
Sun April 19, 2020
My sincere condolences go out to Ralph's family.  I have many fond memories of the time I spent at Batman's during the summers as a child.  Ralph was one of the nicest people you could ever meet.  The last time I had the chance to see him was attending church on a visit home to see my Mom, we sat in same row as Ralph and Dennis.
You will be missed by all that had the pleasure of meeting you.
 

 
Posted by: Wanda clayton
Sun April 19, 2020
Deepest condolences to the family. Ralph will be remembered
For his smile and being a true gentlemen.
Thinking of all family. Sending thoughts to mathew as well.

Wanda and family
 

 
Posted by: maureen laframboise
Sun April 19, 2020
so very sorry to hear of Ralphs passing, my sincere condolences to his family and friends.  He was definitely a gentleman always, he loved a good joke whether laughing at one or telling one. He will be sadly missed.
 

 
Posted by: Terry and Sally White
Sun April 19, 2020
Terry and would like to extend our sincere condolences on the death of Ralph.
He always took the time to stop and chat with us, no matter where we ran into him. We have many wonderful memories of him. May you cherish your memories and may they bring comfort comfort and joy.
 

 
Posted by: Murray and Deb Burnett
Sun April 19, 2020
Dennis, Bill, Deanna and families
Our deepest sympathy to all of you at this most difficult time. Ralph was a very special man, father, grandfather and friend to many. Whenever we think of him, we will remember him with his beautiful smile.
 

 
Posted by: Denis Cunningham
Sun April 19, 2020
Thinking of Ralph’s family at this time.
Like many children  I have many fond memories of Ralph and the summers spent at Batman’s camping.  
Both Nicholas and I will miss the visits we had.
 

 
Posted by: Alex Miglioranza
Sun April 19, 2020
It was a pleasure knowing Ralph and having him in my life over the years.he was a true gentleman and always had the nicest smile whenever you met him....Rest In Peace Ralph....you will be in my prayers...
 

 
Posted by: Laurie Lovelace
Sun April 19, 2020
Most endearing man and cherished friend from the early days at Batman's trailer park. He was more than special, RIP Ralph
 

 
Posted by: Al and Laura Dionne
Sun April 19, 2020
So sorry to hear of Ralph's passing, Always the gentleman, ready to greet you with a hand shake and smile. He will be greatly missed. Rest in peace Ralph.
 

 
Posted by: Sabrina Ferguson
Sun April 19, 2020
I was so sad to read the news of Ralph's passing. He was always one of my favourite regular customers at Foodland. He always stopped to make you laugh and he was always smiling. Deepest condolences to the family. He was such a sweet soul.
 

 
Posted by: Sheri McEwen ( nee Emsley )
Sun April 19, 2020
My condolences to the Batman family. Ralph was an amazing man who was loved and respected by so many. I haven’t seen Ralph  in so many years, but I have many great memories of him from Batman’s campground. Since I was twi weeks old my parents brought me to Batman’s every summer. We had so much fun, I never wanted to leave. Ralph always came by to say hello, sit by the fire with my family and talk about everything. My family lives on the Manitoulin Island and Ralph had been to some of the family functions through the years. I will always remember Ralph with great fondness. ❤️
 

 
Posted by: Anne and Bryn Casson
Sun April 19, 2020
Sincere condolences to the many relatives who mourn the passing of a true Manitoulin gentleman.
 

 
Posted by: Ray K Wright
Sun April 19, 2020
My sincere condolences to the Batman Family. Such an awesome Man. He'll be missed by so many. Rest in Peace Ralph. Always to be remembered.
 

 
Posted by: Bill and Darlene Hardy
Sun April 19, 2020
To all of Ralph’s family and friends.  Our sincere sympathy in the passing of Ralph. Always enjoyed a visit with Ralph. Such a community man who will be greatly missed by many. May the love, peace and comfort of God and others surround you.  Bill and Darlene Hardy, Woodstock, ON
 

 
Posted by: Virginia Smith
Sun April 19, 2020
Our sincerest sympathy to Dennis and Bill and all the family and friends of Ralph.
Having spent many summers at the campground, both Rae and I enjoyed many visits with him and all the kids loved Batmans camp. I know you all miss him so much.
 

 
Posted by: Leslie Saucier (Hall)
Sun April 19, 2020
Will, Kadence and I will always remember Ralph and his kind and giving spirit. Even last summer he was there to visit my Gram (Ruth Hall) at the Manor several times a week, and always with some treats to fill her fridge. I always felt better knowing that Ralph was there for Gram when we couldn’t be. He was truly a gift and brought light and joy to everyone he talked to. We wish we could be there with the family this week. We hope to share our condolences in person in the near future.
 

 
Posted by: Chris & Greg McRae
Mon April 20, 2020
Bill, Cheryl and families, we are so sorry to see that Ralph has passed away.
It has been a real tough year for all of you. Please accept our sincere condolences, your all in our thoughts. Take care my friends.
 

 
Posted by: Phreddie Shore
Mon April 20, 2020
I was with great sorrow to have to acknowledge Ralph's passing. I first met Ralph in my teens when my sister Susan taught swimming in Shag. I again renewed my friendship in the late 90"s when I started working in Little Current. I spent many hours in my business kabitizing with Ralph in my hair shop. He was a wonderful man and the definition of a Gentle Man. He will be greatly missed. Heaven surely has an Angel with Ralph at the helm.
 

 
Posted by: Doug Wilkin
Mon April 20, 2020
I can’t think of a friendlier person than Ralph...always had a smile and time to make you smile....thanks for making me smile many times...my deepest condolences to all of Ralph’s family..he will be dearly missed
 

 
Posted by: Sharon Bentley
Mon April 20, 2020
So sorry to hear of Ralphs passing.  He was a fine gentleman and a wonderful person.  
 

 
Posted by: Murray and Gloria Haner
Mon April 20, 2020
Ralph was a wonderful person and most friendly and pleasant and always a positive person. Always enjoyed our chats. He will be missed by many but never forgotten.
 

 
Posted by: Linda May
Mon April 20, 2020
My condolences to all the Batman family
 

 
Posted by: Lynda Ferguson
Mon April 20, 2020
My sincere condolences to the family. I have so many great memories of Ralph. Any time I had the pleasure of talking with him we would laugh he had the best laugh more like a chuckle as he would touch my should and laugh. So many great memories on our deck at the trailer while at the park. He loved the people and spending time with everyone. RIP Raulph one of the really good guys.
 

 
Posted by: Doug McMurray
Mon April 20, 2020
My condolences to the Batman family. I"m sure going to miss this fellow's pranks and jokes. What a great man he was.
 

 
Posted by: Bill and Donna Scott
Mon April 20, 2020
Our thoughts are with you Bill and Cheryl and family at this time with the passing of Ralph. We never had the opportunity to meet him in person but from the tributes posted and talks with you it certainly was our misfortune !!
Please accept our warmest condolences.
 

 
Posted by: Sharon Taylor
Mon April 20, 2020
My thoughts are with all of the family at this time. Dave and I were so fortunate to know Ralph..  He was one of the kindest men we had known.  He was always so concerned for Dave. We always enjoyed his little visits no matter where we were. Hugs.
 

 
Posted by: Pauline Tofflemire
Mon April 20, 2020
Our sincerest condolences to Ralph's family. As former residents of Sheg we, like everyone else, new Ralph ad always enjoyed our visits with him. Didn't matter whether picking up the mail or at an auction sale or church dinner. A wonderful man who contributed much to the community.
Pauline & Bill Tofflemire
 

 
Posted by: Eunice Beaudin
Mon April 20, 2020
My deepest sympathy to the Batman family & Deanna.
It was a pleasure to have known such a fine gentleman. I too will miss the little chats with him.He will certainly be missed by all who knew him.
Rest In Peace Ralph.
 

 
Posted by: Dean & Jean Ramsay
Mon April 20, 2020
Our condolences to the Batman family. We spent over 30 years at Batman's trailer park . Ralph was always a gentleman and had a keen sense of humor. Honored to have had one last phone call from him just after Christmas. RIP Ralph you will be missed.
 

 
Posted by: Jo-Ann Still
Mon April 20, 2020
With deepest sympathy to the families! Ralph always had a smile on his face and love to chat! I’ll always remember when he had the campground and would let us brats from Sheguiandah to let us play pool in their room. Rest In Peace!
 

 
Posted by: Ed @mary laidley
Mon April 20, 2020
Our condolences to the Batman family and to Deanna.  The most considerate and kind gentle soul . A privilege to have known him.always time to stop and have a chat wherever he seen you. Rest In Peace my friend.
 

 
Posted by: Rick and Tracey Gelaznikas
Mon April 20, 2020
Ralph was the epitome of a true gentleman. Always willing to chat and dressed to the nines. Our sincerest condolences to the family!
 

 
Posted by: Georgina Lovelace
Mon April 20, 2020
On behalf of myself and my family I would like to send condolences to the entire Batman family.  We all spent many summers at Batman's trailer park, where he made everyone feel welcome, and always had time for a chat.  Ralph was a very active and respected member of our community and will always be remembered for his gentle personality and ready smile.
 

 
Posted by: Dawn Orr
Mon April 20, 2020
Lindsay and I would like to extend our sincere sympathy to Ralph's family.  He was a very charming and kind man who always had a friendly word for everyone.
 

 
Posted by: Ron and Judy Wood.
Mon April 20, 2020
so proud to be able to call Ralph a friend.Sending oue condolances
 

 
Posted by: Sheguiandah United Church Members.
Mon April 20, 2020
Saddened to hear such a wonderful gentleman has passed on.  He was a cherished addition to the Sheguiandah Community, and will be missed.  His interest in the community and the members of it over the many years are well remembered.  And the United Church thanks him and his family for sharing in the celebration of the 125th last August and bringing with him the wonderful addition of his books of Photo's of the community and happy times over the years. Thank you Dennis, Bill and Jackie (and all the grandchildren too), Also to Deanna for sharing his time with us and keeping us in touch.   Marie, Wendy, Pearl, Glen, Sheila  Ivan & Verla, Karen, Bea, Rita and Gail.
 

 
Posted by: Brenda Robinson
Mon April 20, 2020
My sympathy to all the family, on your father, grandfather and great-grandfather's passing.
I first knew Ralph as he and my father were both in the electrical business and were friends.
Later we would stay at the campground in the summers.
Also, got to know Ralph and Francis socially at some of the social clubs we belonged to.
Ralph always had time to visit and would ask about the family, he was a true gentleman and friend.
You have earned your rest.
 

 
Posted by: Marjorie & Preston Collie
Mon April 20, 2020
We are very sad to hear of Ralph's passing. Sincere condolences to all the family and Deanna.  We will miss his friendly chats and his wonderful laugh. He will always be remembered as a great citizen and wonderful gentleman. Our thoughts are with you all at this time.
 

 
Posted by: Susan and Richard Mei
Tue April 21, 2020
Sorry for your loss Ralph will be truley missed by all those who knew him
 

 
Posted by: Paul, Wendy, Zak & Josh Marych
Tue April 21, 2020
Ralph was a true renaissance man with a kind-hearted and gentle soul. He will be greatly missed! Thinking of you all and sending our deepest condolences.
 

 
Posted by: Debbie Robinson
Tue April 21, 2020
Please accept my most heartfelt condolences at this sad time.  Ralph was one of one of my favourite people. I have known him my whole life - every restaurant my family has had over the years (and there were several) would see Ralph dropping in for a snack or a coffee whenever he was working in our area.   Ralph really loved music and attended shows across Manitoulin regularly.  He always made a point of personally telling those entertaining on the stage how much he enjoyed the evening and the performances.  Ralph was the absolute best example of a 'gentle man'.  I will miss looking out and seeing him in the audience and my chats with him.  We will all miss his smile.  XO
 

 
Posted by: Darren Dulisse
Tue April 21, 2020
Condolences to the Batman Family.
With deepest sympathy as you remember Ralph.
 

 
Posted by: Sandy Rahal
Tue April 21, 2020
Bill, Cheryl and family,

My sincere condolences on the loss of your Dad.
 

 
Posted by: Sherry Parkinson
Tue April 21, 2020
My sincere condolences to the family.
 

 
Posted by: Ellinor and David Leonard
Tue April 21, 2020
We are so sorry to hear of Ralph's passing .He was a very gentle man.Our condolences to his family and Deanne
 

 
Posted by: Fred & Patty Page
Wed April 22, 2020
Bill, Cheryl, Kyle, Cory and families...in this time of sorrow, please know our thoughts are with you. May all your special memories remain forever in your hearts.
Fred and Patty Page❤️
 

 
Posted by: Mac and Verna Oldford
Wed April 22, 2020
Condolences to the Batman family on your lost.
 

 
Posted by: Linda Kelly
Wed April 22, 2020
Ralph Batman's picture should be in every dictionary under the word gentleman. I admired him very much as a gentle, kind person, always a pleasure to be around. My condolences to Dennis, Bill and Cheryl, Jackie end their families, and to Deanna who made his last few years very happy ones.
If a public service  could be held now, the church would be filled to the rafters. He will always be remembered with great fondness.
 

 
Posted by: Pauline Therrien
Wed April 22, 2020
Dennis ...Was so very sorry to hear of the passing of your father ... although I never knew nor met your dad, I am certain he was a wonderful man having read the heartfelt tributes and comments of him online ... my sincere condolences, Dennis ... thinking of you at this most difficult time! ... Pauline
 

 
Posted by: Mary Stevens
Wed April 22, 2020
Dear Bill and family
Please accept our condolences on the loss of your father and grandfather. We had the privilege of meeting him at some Stevens family event in Sheguiandah some years ago. May your memories bring you solace at this difficult time. Sincerely, Mary and Harvey Stevens
 

 
Posted by: Linda & Rick Bond
Wed April 22, 2020
Sorry to hear of Ralph's passing.  He always like to visit whenever we saw him.  He will
be missed by his family and friends
 

 
Posted by: Chris J Stewart
Sat April 25, 2020
It was with great sadness that I learned of Ralph's passing.  Always a gentleman, he always brought a smile whenever I'd see him.  My dearly departed Dad and Mom (Cecil and Martha)always enjoyed a visit and a laugh with 'Ralphy'.  Our condolences to the family.  A real loss to our community.   Chris and Loraine Stewart
 

 
Posted by: Larry Mako
Sun April 26, 2020
I am one of Ralph's "off island" friends.  When we bought our Sheg cottage in 2000, Ralph was one my first neighbours/friends I met.  Over the years, he became a raspberry customer after I took over from Glen Cannard.  I used to walk over the bridge to see/visit Ralph and his King (German Shepherd).  Ralph never neglected to stop and talk to me when driving past my cottage in his golf cart to Elmview Cemetary to put flowers on his wife's grave.  I would bring up peaches from Niagara for Ralph and we would sit on his patio and have a cold beer.  Of course, we met MANY times at auctions/community suppers over the years. Yes, Ralph was a gentle man!!  He and Deanna were a special duo the last few years--so good for each other.  I am sad that I will not be able to see/visit Ralph at the Manor when I come up to cottage this year.  Yes, he will be missed/remembered by so many people--especially his family and Deanna...
 

 
Posted by: Phil Turner
Sun May 17, 2020
Very sad to hear that one of the nicest people I knew has passed away.
I lived next to Batman's tent and trailer park for a time and Ralph let me play down there in the amusement arcade and in the summer I raked the beach and the leaves for pocket money. We moved back to Sheg and in the winter we'd make maple syrup and I always gave him a jar just because he was a nice guy.
As everyone says, Ralph was a true gentleman and a kind man. Living in England and grown up now I still think of those days at the camp site and working for Ralph as a kid.
He will be missed.