SMYLIE, Ralph Gibson, P. Eng.
March 15, 1919 – September 29, 2011
Fondly remembered by his daughters Judy Catherwood (Gary) and Ruth Minto (Lindsay), five grandchildren, Allison Gharbi (Faraz), Rob Catherwood (Wendy), Gord Catherwood (Jackie), Amy McEachern (Kevin) and Beth Minto.
Also survived by six great grandchildren Ben, Matt, Clayton, Claire, Ryan and Sophia.
Ralph was born in Vancouver and served with the R.A.F and the R.C.A.F. in WW2. Ralph obtained a degree in Mechanical Engineering from UBC. He became a senior manager for Dominion Bridge Company and worked as a department head and instructor at B.C.I.T. After retirement, Ralph lived in Comox for a number of years where he enjoyed boating, skiing and golfing. In 1998 he moved to New Westminster and latterly lived at George Derby Centre in Burnaby.
A gathering of family and friends will be held on Saturday, October 29th from 2-4:30pm in Room 2 upstairs at the Poirier Sports and Leisure Complex, 633 Poirier Street, Coquitlam.