Dr Ralph J Maddess

Dr Ralph J Maddess

It is with sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Dr. R.J.Maddess of Vernon, BC. from brain cancer. Ralph was born in Gimli, Manitoba in 1947 but spent much of his youth growing up in the United States. He received his MA and PhD in Psychology from U of Victoria.

Ralph loved the outdoors and nature; he would tramp through forests with his Elkhound dogs and rescue birds, insects and animals whenever needed.

He worked as a clinical psychologist for forty years, positively touching the lives of many people. He taught classes of psychology at Okanagan College and loved working at Round Lake Treatment Centre. He was a visionary – ahead of his time. He was a man of heart and free spirit.

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Dawn and her family, his children Matthew (Fabienne) Maddess and Heidi Maddess; his sister Sharon (Ted) Yeadon; his brothers Marvin and Dwight; and his many friends.

We give a gold star thank you to Hospice House for their compassionate care.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 pm Nov 29th at Paddlewheel Park.

No flowers.

Your condolences will be approved within one business day. You will need a valid Facebook account. Please email us if you have any questions.