SPENCE- Ralph, Gordon

We regret to announce the death of Ralph Gordon Spence on June 16, 2013. Ralph was born in Port Reeve, Saskatchewan on October 31, 1916. He came to BC in 1920, arriving at Kaslo via the sternwheelers ‘Nasookin” and “Moyie” eventually settling in Trail with his parents and siblings. This is where he met his beloved wife Christina Gillis. Ralph spent 25 years with the Railway Mail Service, and retired from Vernon Post Office in 1972. A member of Vernon Kiwanis for many years he was awarded the Distinguished Service Award for 25 years of active membership. Ralph was predeceased by his wife Christina in 1993. He will be much missed by his loving family Eileen (Pete Jacobi) 0f Surrey BC, Diane (Bill Leslie) of Victoria BC, four grandchildren; Brent, Mark, Jereme, Anne and five great grandchildren. A private family service is planned. No flowers by request.

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