Ralph Roy TALPEY

Ralph Roy TALPEY

A gentle man, born 16 October 1926 in New Westminster, peacefully passed away on 18 January 2013 in Armstrong.

Roy is survived by his loving wife Mavis, daughters Gloria (Bill), Dianne (Larry) and Carol (Murray); nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

During the Second World War he served in the army, returning home to marry his sweetheart, Mavis, in 1947. Together they built their first home in New Westminster, later moving to Port Coquitlam where they raised their family. Roy always had a very large vegetable garden and had many wonderful years with family and friends at his country home on the Pitt River.

Retiring from a long time career with Pacific Veneer, Roy moved to Machete Lake in 1975; enjoying the quiet solitude of the lake in the Cariboo. He loved the outdoors and if he wasn’t fishing, he was exploring nature or cutting more firewood. Daily walks and card games were also a favourite. He lived at 108 Mile Ranch a number of years, moving to Vernon in 2001.

Roy was a wonderful husband and father, always smiling. A true family man, his wisdom and love will carry on in everyone’s heart. God bless, as you journey to a new adventure. Not gone, just waiting patiently at the end of the trail. Until we meet again.

100 Mile House Free Press

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