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Ralph Kenneth Archer

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Ralph Kenneth Archer

June 7, 1920 - January 9, 2016


Ralph passed away peacefully at Powell River General Hospital at the age of 95. He is dearly missed by his wife Margaret and his daughter Christle. Ralph was predeceased by his mother Ethel, father William, brother Les and sister Joyce.
Ralph was born in Enderby, BC, but grew up in Vancouver. He first came to Powell River at the age of 13 to work at a logging camp in Okeover Inlet and returned for good soon after he became a government log scaler at 35.
Despite a major knee injury at 17, Ralph went on to become a black belt in Judo, a professional wrestler, a boxer, an instructor of bodybuilding and swimming, a longshoreman, an expeditor, a head boomman, an expert faller, an archer, a marksman, a circus roustabout working with elephants, a government scaler for 25 years and a world-record breaker doing one-finger chin-ups.
Ralph loved to learn, help and teach. He also loved to travel, the outdoors, building useful things out of wood, gardening, billiards, practising Cantonese, music and movies, playing chess and making friends, especially with animals.
Kind, loyal, generous and always ready with a smile and a joke, Ralph was the kind of person who thanked people when things were going right. He was honoured to lead Powell River Elks Lodge as Exalted Ruler, and spent 23 years helping children who were deaf or hard of hearing, and with anti-drug awareness programs.
A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, June 7, at 2 pm at Stubberfield Funeral Home, with a reception afterwards. Please come and share your favourite stories and memories.
A special thank you to the paramedics, home support workers, nurses, doctors, and dear friends and neighbours for all of your care.
In lieu of flowers, in honour of Ralph's many years volunteering, please donate in his memory, to Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC and Yukon, 1.877.882.2582. Please send memorial cards to #310-4943 Kiwanis Avenue, Powell River, BC, V8A 5H5.


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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
June 7, 2016
Beginning at 2:00pm

Stubberfield Chapel
7221 Duncan St.
Powell River, BC Canada

7221 Duncan St.
Powell River, BC Canada

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