Ralph Elmo Strand



Ralph Elmo Strand, age 93,

of Kelowna BC, passed away gently on December 23, 2011.  Ralph was born to the late

Nils and Anna Strand,

January 20, 1918 in the Alpine District of Manitoba, the third

of six children.  He was

predeceased by his wife,

Madeleine (Allard) in 1984,

son Ralph in 1969, son David in 1974 and sons-in-law, Ron Sclater (1979) and Mikko Sibakow (2009).  He was also

predeceased by his brothers Leonard, Arnold, Glen and

sisters Irma and Irene.  He is survived by four daughters, Marlene Boback (Ernie) of Kelowna BC, Phyllis Willox (Bill) of Brandon MB, Bernice Sibakow of The Pas MB and Vera Clark of Kelowna BC.  Also surviving are nine grandchildren, Michael Boback (Corrine), Robert Boback (Tammy), Susan Stewart (Dave), Michelle Boback Toufexis (Elias), Angie

Willox, Sarah Stewart, Bryan Willox, Mikael Sibakow (Brandy), Lindsay Sibakov, and seven great grandchildren, Makayla Boback, Ethan Boback, Bailey Sibakow, Samuel Stewart, Lincoln Boback, Madeleine Boback, and Isabella Toufexis.  A service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday,

December 30, 2011 at Springfield Funeral Home Chapel, Kelowna BC.  To accommodate family and friends in

The Pas, Manitoba, a service will take place Tuesday,

January 3, 2012 at 1:00 pm at Hemauer Funeral Home. 

Interment at Lakeside Cemetery, The Pas, Manitoba.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the

Canadian Lung Association.


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