We regret to announce the death in Lumby on April 07, 2004, of Ralph Halbgwachs, at the age of 42 years. Ralph is survived by a brother, Roy (Shelley), and sister Rita (Dave) Beerstra and their families, of Lumby. He is also survived by step-mother Shirley (Ray) Himple of Cherryville and numerous extended family members. Private family services were held, with interment in Lumby Cemetery. Arrangements were in the care of Vernon Funeral Home. 250-542-0155.