Marini, Ralph. With heartfelt sorrow we announce the passing of Ralph Marini on May 16, 2014.
He will be sadly missed by wife Arlene, sons Marty and Tony, his 6 grandchildren, brother Bruno, other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his youngest son Randy and brother Frank.
Ralph was born May 1, 1940 and raised in East Vancouver and attended the University of British Columbia. He began his teaching career in the Fraser Canyon where he met his wife Arlene, moved to Port Alberni for two years and then to Chilliwack in 1967 where he taught for 28 years. He was actively involved with the Teacher’s Association and his church. After retiring in 1995, Ralph took up woodworking, gardening, and travelling – he truly enjoyed them all.
Viewing will take place on Friday, May 23 from 7pm to 9pm at Henderson’s Funeral Home (45901 Victoria Ave., Chilliwack). Mass will be held on Saturday, May 24 at 10am at St. Mary’s – 8909 Mary Street, Chilliwack. Reception to follow in the hall. Burial at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Ralph’s name may be made to the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation, 330 East Columbia Street, New Westminster, B.C. V3L 3W7 604-520-4438 rchfoundation.com.
Henderson’s Funeral Home in care of arrangements