Dr. Antony Ralling was born on the 29th of March, 1926 in Edmonton, a borough of London, England. His parents were Victor Ralling and the former Daisy Winnifred Fetch and he had an older sister named Yvonne. On the 21st of April, 1939 Dr. Ralling and his family boarded the Queen Mary in Southampton, England and they immigrated to the United States. On the manifest, Victor Ralling’s occupation was listed as financier.
His father was drafted into the United States Army on the 16th of February, 1942.
In 1944, Dr. Ralling attended Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. Dr. Ralling was drafted on the 30th of March, 1944 but despite this, he graduated with a B.A. in 1944. After his service to the army, Dr. Ralling went on to study medicine at McGill University obtaining the degree of M.D.,C.M. in 1948. He interned from 1948-1949 at Montreal General Hospital. Dr. Ralling became a Senior Surgical Intern at Montreal General Hospital and Children’s Hospital from 1949-1950.
Dr. Ralling married Vera Mary Christine Maile in 1950. Mrs. Ralling was born in Hendon, a borough of London, England on the 2nd of March, 1922. Her parents were John William Kingsley Maile and the former Vera Christine Hancock. She had an older brother named George Basil Maile and 2 younger siblings; David Grenville Maile and Beryl Maile. According to the 1946 United Kingdom & Ireland Nursing Register,Mrs. Ralling became a registered nurse on the 26th of November, 1943 in London, England. Mrs. Ralling was working as a nurse in Montreal, Quebec according to the 1946 register.
Dr. and Mrs. Ralling had 3 children, Valerie Ann, Geoffrey Colin Kingsley and Denis Keith.
Dr. Ralling was made a fellow in surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota from 1950-1953. His studies continued at the University of Minnesota and he obtained his F.R.C.S. (C.) in 1953.
Dr. Ralling had a general practice in Prince Rupert, British Columbia from 1954-1956. Dr. and Mrs. Ralling moved to Wallaceburg, Ontario in 1962. Dr. Ralling limited his practice to surgery, once he was in Wallaceburg. The Ralling family resided at 313 Margaret Avenue. Mrs. Ralling served as Regent for the Harriet Newkirk I.O.D.E. in 1967 and again in 1975.
Dr. Ralling moved to Pontotoc, Mississippi in January of 1979. By 1988, Dr. Ralling was living in Palm City, Florida. As of 1993, he was still living in Palm City.
Mrs. Vera Ralling died in April of 1990.
Dr. Ralling enjoys sailing and fishing. He also enjoys playing golf and bridge.