Ralph Henry Treseng
October 3, 1956 – January 6, 2015
It is with sadness that we announce that Ralph passed away January 6, 2015 after his very brave seven year battle with cancer.
Ralph was predeceased by his mother Betty (nee Colter), father Thomas Treseng, brothers Wally and Roy (Butch), sister-in-law Lori and his niece Tammy.
Ralph is survived by his sisters Yvonne Redman (Gary Lillies), Bernice (Len) Hoy, Beatrice (Hugh) Hansen, Helen (Brian) McLaren, brothers Norman (Val Jeck) and Michael (Debby Carr), sister-in-laws Darlene (Butch) and Tena (Wally), his special friend/adopted brother Mel Hoy, girlfriend Kerri Blain and numerous nieces, nephews and close friends.
Ralph was born October 3, 1956, raised in Birch Island and graduated Clearwater Secondary School in 1975. He went to work for a local mill until joining Canadian National Telecommunications and traveled to various points in Canada until he met and married Debbie Hogg in July of 1985. He then moved in 1987 to Parksville BC where Ralph began a new career as a landscaper/equipment operator until 1998, then spent two years single on the road between Clearwater, Prince George and Calgary until returning back to Clearwater where he drove a logging truck for six years for his brother Butch.
Ralph was very active in sports and especially outstanding at Fastball and Wolley-ball. He was involved with these sports organizations acting as Presidents of both. He found time to enjoy horses and dogs, camping, ocean fishing and enjoyed time with friends and family, especially at Christmas and gatherings.
The family would like to thank all the medical staff and doctors for the exceptional care Ralph received over the years he battled with cancer.
At Ralph’s request, there will not be a service. He wanted us all to remember the good times.
We will all miss you Ralph.