On November 4, Ralph Wand, of Penticton, BC, passed away peacefully at the age of 91 years.
Ralph was survived by Diane, his loving wife of 65 years. Sadly, Diane passed away suddenly just four days after Ralph's passing.
He is survived by his children, Rod (Lisa), Pat (Mike), Richard (Adel), Robert (Janice) and Ralph (Cathy); eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Syd (Jean); sister, Pearl; sister-in-law, Bernyce; brother-in-law, Glenn as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by his parents, Reginald and Winnie; brother, Reg and sister, Shirley.
Ralph was born at the Penticton Hospital on November 10, 1927. He went to work in 1952 for the Kingsway and Metropolitan Ambulance Service and became a paramedic when the BC government took over ambulance services in 1974. Along with his brother, Syd, Ralph was one of the first advance care paramedics in the province. He continued to work as a paramedic until his retirement at age 65.
He met Diane when she was in nurse's training at Essondale. Together they enjoyed cruises, snowbirding and traveling where they perfected the art of Happy-hours, then arranged many more to follow for family and friends.
Their urns will be interred at Ocean View Cemetery in Burnaby at a later date.
Mom & Dad (Ma & Pa).
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