September 1929 – October 9, 2022
at the age of 93 years:
A Celebration of Ralph’s life will be held on Oct. 29, 11am, at Fischer’s Funeral Home, 4060 1 Ave. SW, Salmon Arm, BC.
It is with sadness the family of Ralph Teare announces his peaceful passing at Salmon Arm, BC. One of six children born to John and Evelyn Teare of Vegreville, AB. Ralph moved to Powell River at a young age to find work. There he met Lenore Turnbull, married and moved to Notch Hill to become a rancher/logger and raise seven children. Retirement brought Ralph & Lenore to Piccadilly Terrace where he resided for 12 years, making many new friends. Lenore passed in 2019. From Ralph’s ideal location, he was often seen scooting off to the Legion, over to the mall for tickets, to Shopper’s Drugs to chat with the girls and Sunday, was Casino Day. Always hopeful to see grandkids to join him. Dad will be lovingly remembered by his children Susan Kalke (Mark), Debra Presley (Howard), Judy Teare, Cindy Teare (Dale), Calvin Teare, Karen Pukas (Sheldon), brother Kenneth (Bev) of Kelowna, 15 grandchildren, along with many great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, family and friends. Ralph was predeceased by his loving wife Lenore of 67 years, son Lyle (Nicole) and grandson Terry Kalke.
The family would like to express special gratitude to Dr. Skubiak and the staff at Piccadilly Terrace, as well as staff and members of the Salmon Arm Legion.
A Celebration of Ralph’s life will be held on Oct. 29, 11am, at Fischer’s Funeral Home, 4060 1 Ave. SW, Salmon Arm, BC. A private interment will be held later.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Salmon Arm Legion in his memory.