With broken hearts we announce the passing of Ralph Gingerich on Wednesday, December 21, 2022 surrounded by his family at Freeport Health Centre at the age of 74 years. Beloved husband of Yvonne (Shoemaker). Loving father of Ryan and Nancy Gingerich, Shannon and David Seiling. Dear Papa of Claire, Catherine, and Quinn. Brother of Don (Sharon) Gingerich, Delse (the late Cliff) Gingerich, Sandi (Leo) McCarron. Predeceased by his parents Curtis and Mary (Bender) Gingerich. Ralph will be fondly remembered by the Shoemaker family and his many nieces and nephews. Ralph was a faithful and respected employee at Home Hardware for over 40 years. Many people will miss his kind and gentle spirit. There will be no visitation but a private interment and reception took place to celebrate Ralph’s life. A special thank you to Leigh and the nurses at the Elmira Medical Clinic, the Home and Community Care nurses, and the doctors and nurses at Freeport Palliative Care. In lieu of flowers, donations to MCC or Grand River Regional Cancer Centre would be appreciated and may be made through the Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira.