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June 5, 1940 — June 4, 2024

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2024, at 1:00 pm, at The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 625 Franklyn Road, Kelowna, BC.

It is with great sadness and a deep love that we announce the loss of Ralph Alan Bailey, who passed away on June 4, 2024, just shy of his 84th birthday. He passed away peacefully in his sleep at home in his own bed.

He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Valerie Bailey; his 5 children, Todd, (whom he called “#1 Son”) and his spouse Susan (whom he called “Q”), Trevor and his spouse Shannon, Terrina (whom he called “Dolly”) and her spouse Russ, Tyler (whom he called “Moose”) and his spouse Jamie and Tamara (whom he called “Roo”) and her spouse Eli; his 6 grandsons, Dayton (whom he called “Cruiser”) and his wife Dorothy, Tristin, Braxtin, Lextin, Kingstin (whom he called “King Fisher”) and Calvin; as well as 2 granddaughters, Charlize (whom he called “Charlie”) and Caitlin. Ralph is also survived by his brother Harvey and sister Sherri (whom he called “Sis”).

He spent most of his life driving trucks hauling logs, and enjoyed spending time fishing at his favourite fishing holes with his grandkids.

Ralph always had a good story to tell of the adventures from his younger days with his brothers and whichever new vehicle they had at the time and his logging day feats. He was known to say “See you on the first” and enjoyed making others laugh. He was one who liked to give a nickname, as his handle was Cougar. Ralph was known to respond with the affirmative ten four or 5522 as he would in his radio communications in his truck.

He had a memorable laugh and mischievous spirit. His stories and his laugh will be missed. We are grateful that this is only goodbye for now, as we know we will see him again soon.

Rest easy, dear papa.

See you on the first. heart

Memorial donations in Ralph’s honour may be sent to the Paws for a Cause event or another SPCA event.

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Saturday, July 13, 2024, at 1:00 pm

The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 625 Franklyn Road, Kelowna, BC

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The service for BAILEY, Ralph Alan UPDATED SERVICE INFORMATION is scheduled for Saturday, July 13, 2024, at 1:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 625 Franklyn Road, Kelowna, BC

625 Franklyn Road, Kelowna, BC


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  • Elaine bennett (Messenger) says:

    My deepest condolences to all the family. Ralph was a very special person in many of our hearts, and certainly to myself and all my family members. It’s never easy to say goodbye to someone as loved and special as you, Ralph. RIP. Remembered and loved by all who you touched in this life!

  • Madeline Klassen says:

    So sorry to hear of Ralph’s passing.
    Our sincere condolences to all the family,

  • Alanna Kinaschuk says:

    So sorry to hear this, Val and Todd. Remember just a little while and you’ll see him soon, Jehovah willing

  • Linda Hein says:

    What a lovely tribute to a very special individual. We had the pleasure of hearing and sharing many trucking stories over a cup of coffee. Ralph truly loved his family and our thoughts are with all of you during this very sad and difficult time.
    Dan & Linda Hein

  • Brenda Wookey (Messenger) says:

    So sorry for your families loss. Shortly we will get to have Ralph back with us once again, to enjoy life on the paradise earth. I’m thankful Ralph and Val were able to come to my home to visit over the past couple of years. Will be attending the memorial.

  • Crystalbrooke says:

    Thinking of you all during this time. Sending healing and love your way.

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