Born on September 28, 1948. Passed away November 14, 2020.

Born 28/9/1948, passed away suddenly November 14, 2020 at the Epworth Hospital Richmond. Dearly loved and devoted husband of Helen. Much loved father of Baby Marshall (dec), Glenn (dec), Graeme, Debbie and Hayley. Loved father-in-law of Wayne and Steve, fond friend of Walter. Much loved and adored poppy of Jaxon, Balin, Logan, and Flynn and Mikayla.

Forever in our hearts. Words cannot express how much we will all miss you; we all loved you so much.


My adored husband, I don’t know what I am going to do without you. My heart is broken. You where the love of my life and always will be. You cared very deeply for your family and you where a wonderful husband, father and poppy. The passion you had for nature, the bush and growing beautiful vegetables will live on with your family. Although I am devastated at losing you, I feel you are now resting and re-united with our baby sons (Baby Marshall and Glenn). Rest in peace my darling Ralph, until we meet again.

Your loving and devoted wife Helen. Xx


Dear dad, gone too soon and unexpectedly but always in our thoughts and forever in our hearts. Now resting peacefully in the happy hunting ground in the sky.

Love Graeme and Walter


Dear dad, I am sitting here in your favourite spot, under your grapevine trying to find words to explain how much you meant to me, but my heart is completely broken. I am so much like you, that’s why you where my rock and the one person I could go to for advice that would give me the straight answer I needed to hear. I cannot believe you are gone; it is so unfair, but I have so many beautiful memories to cherish forever. Thankyou for being there for me and our boys: Jax Bai and Logan (chip off the old block). I am going to miss you so much. I love you Dad.

Your daughter Deb (Bubbles) xxx


Ralph, thanks for being such a wonderful father-in-law and the best poppy ever to our boys, they all adore you and miss you greatly. Thanks for all the help over the years, I will never forget it.

Love Wayne.


Dear pop, I am going to miss getting up at 6.00am and going fishing on “ya boat” and going up bush. You made it feel like nature was “ya” second mother and nothing scared “ya”; you where tougher than a rock. Miss ya pop.

Love from Jaxon. xx

Dear pop, I will miss our funny times together and seeing you under the grapevine having a drink. Thankyou for being there for me. I Love you. From Balin xx


To pop, I am going to miss our fishing trips and bush trips so much. I promise I will catch some big fish for you on your boat. I love you. From Logan xx


Dear dad, I am heartbroken at losing you, but I will always be your little girl. I am so grateful for the life you gave us growing up; fun, adventure, laughter and encouragement. I will never forget the pleasure on your face seeing Flynn and Mikayla eating straight from your veggie garden while we sat together under your grapevines. We couldn’t have asked for a better father-in-law with many hunting and bush memories and a more adoring poppy bringing us fresh veggies, watching us play sport and playing in your back yard feeding the fish. Your deer hunting will live on in Steve, your fishing will live on in Flynn and crayfishing and firey attitude will live on in Mikayla (sissy). We love you dad and poppy. Forever hunting, fishing and in your veggie garden. Go Bombers.

Love Hayley, Steve, Flynn and Mikayla xoxo







Funeral Notice
Due to COVID19 restrictions the Funeral Service of Mr Ralph Marshall will be a private funeral by invitation only. A Service to celebrate Ralph’s life will be live streamed from Latrobe Valley Funeral Services Chapel in Moe on MONDAY (November 30, 2020) commencing at 11.00am.

To view the live stream, click here.

  1. Our Xmas party won’t be the same without you Ralph going to miss you especially your yodeling when your had a few having a chat with you and Helen under the grapevine always talking about gardening and coming home with something you gave me we will look after Helen RIP Vicky John .

    Vicky bounds November 17, 2020
  2. Farewell to our dear friend Ralph. Gone before we could catch up again. Sending our love and sympathy to Helen and all the family. Love Bruno, Anne and family. xx

    Anne Peterson November 17, 2020
  3. Our deepest condolences to You Helen , Debbie, Hayley , Graeme and families . Deb , you often spoke of your dad , always with much love and admiration for him , his love of fishing and the outdoors and how he has passed it on to your boys .. memories to cherish x

    Michael and Jen Gned x

    Jennifer Gned November 17, 2020
  4. Sorry to hear of your loss Helen,to you and your family we are thinking of you at this time.

    Ken & Betty Downs November 18, 2020
  5. Thinking of you & all your family Helen at this sad time.. love Nick & Shirl Gardner

    Shirley Gardner November 19, 2020
  6. Helen, Debbie, Hayley, Graeme and all your families. Thinking of you all on the passing of Ralph, our neighbour for 49 years. Hehas left us with so many memories,. We will miss our chats over the fence, your vege’s, strawberries and of course the bantering. Always here for you Helen. Love Lyn xx & Ron xx

    Lyn & Ron Cook November 19, 2020
  7. So very sorry to learn of Ralph’s passing. May all your happy, special memories and photos bring comfort at this sad time. Sincere condolences Bryan and Erica Darragh. Remembering our time together at Hazelwood and also in the swamp.

    Erica and Bryan Darragh November 25, 2020
  8. Sending all my love through to you all in this difficult time. May all your loving memories help ease some of you pain. Love Vanessa, Chris, Aidan and Nick xxx

    Vanessa Parsons November 30, 2020
  9. I’m saddened ,Helen and family ,I have no words but memories,Ralph thankyou for your endless hours with my sons they treasured as I’m sure many ,you were a loyal friend ,and judged nobody just as they were ,We were all enriched by your enduring friendship and that always smile that made u feel wanted and with no judgement,my friend Ralphie in the blue lagoon as I remember and his treasured wife Helen ,my heart goes out to you all ,kind regards David .

    David teusner December 8, 2020
  10. So sorry to have heard about Ralph’y, our condolences to you Helen and your family,Linda , Addy and family, Kaye, Gary and family, thinking of you all at this sad time….

    Lance and Luisa Oates.....and Dianna Anderson..... December 11, 2020