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Ralph Shearer

Ralph Shearer

Born In: Pouce Coupe, British Columbia, Canada
Born: July 8th, 1929

Passed in: Dawson Creek, British Columbia, Canada
Passed on: April 21st, 2013

William Ralph Shearer was born on July 8, 1929 in Pouce Coupe to Tom and Iris Shearer. Ralph was raised and lived on the home quarter until the last few years when his health failed and he moved into the Rotary Village in Dawson Creek, B.C.
Ralph started at Shearerdale school and then attended Doe River, where he completed grade 11. Ralph was then needed on the farm and began his farming career. He later worked on the ferry, at the grain cleaning plant and then finished his working career with the highways in Rolla.
Ralph believed in family and was involved with everyone. He attended every wedding and held all of his great-grandchildren. Ralph was very proud of his family’s accomplishments. He was involved in the Doe River community, from the Recreation Commission to 4-H to teaching first aid or being in the annual theatre production. Ralph did whatever was needed in the community from working dances, being on the Rodeo Committee and organizing a local Boy Scout Troup for his son and community boys. He was also a member of the Rolla Elks Lodge until they closed. Ralph had a love of sports and played baseball, fastball, and hockey. He also coached the Doe River Eagles for many years.
After retirement Ralph and his wife Selma spent their time camping, and traveling. Later, Ralph began hooking rugs which helped to keep his hands busy.
Ralph passed away on Sunday, April 21, 2013 in Dawson Creek at the age of 83 years.
A funeral service was held on Friday, April 26, 2013 at 1:00 pm from Reynars Funeral Chapel. Bev Dunsmore officiated, interment followed in the Peace View Cemetery, Doe River, B.C.
Ralph was predeceased by his wife of 35 years; Selma, son; Ricky, parents; Tom & Iris Shearer, and brother; Ian.
Ralph is survived by his sons; Alvie (Dawn), Ed (Kristine), Blaine (Elaine),
daughter; Trudy (Brian), grandchildren; Terra & Cory Shaw (River, Jaxson & Emma),
Hayley Shearer, Anndra & Mike Graff (Reece & Skylar), Marit & Chris Keen, Trisha & Matt Friesen
(Brynn & Zoey), Lindsay & Paul Hawrylak (Ben), Tyler Hoffman (Gabrielle), Haley Wade and Blair Wade, brother; Clark (Elena), nephew; Tom and sister-in-law Betty Hollingshead.
For friends so wishing, donations may be made in memory of Ralph to the Doe River Recreation Medical Fund RR#2, Dawson Creek, B.C. V1G 4E8
Very Respectfully Reynars Funeral Home and Crematorium
For full obituary please visit www.reynars.com




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