Ralph passed away peacefully on Feb 10, 2015 in Salmon Arm General Hospital, with family by his side.
He will always be remembered by his loving wife, Tina of 64 yrs, son Russ (Cathy), daughter Sheila (Ernie), son Bryan, daughter-in-law Sharron. 7 grandchildren Dave (Tracey), Deanna (Chad), Brad (Krista), Kelleigh (Brad), Lauren, Sage and Toni, 6 great grandchildren, sisters Hazel and Dorothy,brother Don (Mary), extended family and many wonderful friends.
Ralph was predeceased by his son Bruce in 1985 and brothers Karl and Howard.
Born at home on Oct 6, 1922 in Pollockville, AB Ralph moved to BC as a young man and worked at various jobs along the way; painter, carpenter, drywaller, owner of the Snack Bar, Mutual Life Agent, mill worker and was a founding member of Bart’s Minute Muffler. Ralph was a member of the Kinsmen and played an important part in the installation of the fountain at McQuire Lake. Ralph and Tina enjoyed many trips in their motorhome over the years.
A gifted woodworker ,there wasn’t anything that Ralph couldn’t build or fix. We will remember him for his great sense of humor and his love of dancing and music.
Ralph was a generous soul, always helping out wherever he could.
We are so thankful that Dad had a long, healthy and productive life. We will miss him dearly.
Thank you to the Shuswap Lodge, Dr. Levins, Dr. McLellan and the nurses at SLGH for their compassionate care.
A Celebration of Ralph’s life will be held on Mar 31, 2015 at 2 pm at the Salmon Arm Seniors Activity Centre, 170 5th Ave. SE, Salmon Arn, BC.