Teare, Ralph Clinton

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.


  1. To the Teare family! We are sending you our condolences with sadness your dear parents will always be remembered dearly by us, your dad had a good since of humor he made Orville laugh a lot. With love from Notch Hill, may your family members that are gone before you Rest In Peace. Love Louise Mowers (Bonnie , Wendy, and Lee Mowers

  2. We are very sad to hear of Ralph’s passing. We enjoyed his company and friendship over the years, especially when he would come up and visit us here on Foothill Road with his scooter. Sincere condolences to all his family.

  3. We met Ralph and Lenore when we moved across the street from them. I was initially attracted to their border collie puppy (Buddy) who I would walk with our dog. We were new to Salmon Arm and Ralph and Lenore made us feel very welcome. Buddy went to live with a friend of mine and I still walk with him today. Ralph loved Buddy and he was able to say goodbye. Condolences to his family.

  4. My sincere condolences to the family of Ralph Teare. Friends with them back in the late 60’s early 70’s and renewed friendship when they were living at Piccadilly.
    Vickie Barron

  5. Ralph and Lenore were great next-door neighbours who made us so welcome when we moved into the neighbourhood. We were able to visit with them occasionally when Donna was entertaining at Piccadilly Terrace. Ralph talked about his cancer the last time we saw him and he said, “I don’t mind, I’ve had a good run”. Our condolences to Ralph’s family.

  6. Thinking of all the Teare family with fond memories of Ralph. He never failed to flag me down to chat and ask after my family when ever I was in sight. Ralph and Lenore did their best to convince my mom she could love moving into Piccadilly Terrace as much as they did. Our hearts go out to you all with both of your recent losses.

  7. Sending our condolences. I always enjoyed visiting with your both parents. Your Dad was a interesting man and had lots of stories and options to share with me. He will be missed. Our talks were never boring……
    Sending hugs to you all.

    Candy and Dan

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