Walter Ralph Kernaghan

Walter Ralph Kernaghan

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Ralph at Shuswap Lake General Hospital on the morning of November 5, 2017. His wife Marilyn was at his bedside. They had recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.

Ralph is also survived by his sister Irma Gore (Kamloops), sons: Casey (Pip) of New Zealand, Jerry of Vernon and Shaun (Michelle) of Malakwa; daughters: Jennifer Bertram of Salmon Arm and Sharon Lockie of Tappen; grandchildren: Liam, Matti, Lindsay, Luke, Genieve, Reed, Travis & Lacey as well as great grandchildren.

Ralph served in the Canadian Armed Forces from 1951 to 1973, retiring as a Captain in Physical Education and Recreation and Military Police.

He enjoyed many interests and was a competitive cross-country marathon skier into his early retirement years. Together with his wife, Marilyn, he was honoured to be a lifetime member of the Okanagan Historical Society.

Dad also enjoyed golfing, the local fly tying club, and especially hunting, camping and fishing in his secret lakes.

Ralph had a great love for family and for this community that he called home. He survived many cancers and heart issues.

To honour his memory, please think of him fishing.

Donations to the charity of your choices.

Arrangements in care of Alternatives Funeral Home in Armstrong, B.C.

Service will take place at a later date at First United Church in Salmon Arm, B.C.

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