October 6, 1922 – February 10, 2015
at the age of 92 years
Celebration of life: Mar 31, 2015 at 2 pm, Fifth Ave. Senior Centre, 170 5th Ave. SE, Salmon Arn, BC.
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.
Tina, my condolences go out to you and your family.
I will remember Ralph as always having a smile on his face and the time for a chat. He will be greatly missed by this community and all those who knew him.
Tina and Family,
We wish the family our condolences in the loss of Ralph. We have known the family since moving to Salmon Arm and know the great contribution he has made to the community. Ralph made a lot of friends through Kinsmen and became very involved in the community and the service that the organization provided to the area. His gifted talents and thoughtfulness will be missed by all.
Dear aunt Tina & family,
Our hearts & love go out to you all during this difficult time of loss & grief. May you all take comfort in the many fond memories of time with Ralph and may the love of family & friends support you through the journey ahead.
George & Mavis
So sorry of your loss, Tina. George and I were friends to both of you in our past years in Kinsman & Kinettes
Tina and family. On behalf of Lois, Stewart, Fred, Ralph and myself, I’d like to offer our condolences to the family. I fondly remember going to the Snack Bar, way back in the 50’s I believe, sitting on a stool at the counter and having a drink of some sort….back in the day when Lakeshore Drive was “Front Street”. It was a hard choice back then where to spend my 10 cents spending money – the Snack Bar or Frank Farmer’s Confectionery down the street. I often had to stop and admire the woodwork projects Ralph would have for sale at the Mall, he was very gifted. Treasure all the Happy Memories and pictures you will have forever. Pat Ogden and my siblings.
Sorry to hear of your loss. Mom (Dorothy) even in advanced Alzheimer’s still remembered good times with her brothers.