Ralph Raymond LOFFMARK

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LOFFMARK, Ralph Raymond
Professor Emeritus at UBC
BC Provincial MLA
Born February 22, 1920 (Chase, BC). Died July 7th, 2012. Survived by his sons Gregory and Carl (Joelle), sister Dorothy, grandchildren Conlan, Kyle, and Ava. Remembered by his former wife Barbara (Diana Matthew), mother of his sons. Ralph appreciated the value of an education. He overcame severe economic obstacles, going on to receive his BA and MBA. Later, Law and CA degrees would be included. Ralph wrote "Tax and Estate Planning" and other related books. In 1962, Ralph entered provincial politics, serving as Minister of Trade, then switching to Minister of Health in 1967. After an illustrious political career he returned to UBC as a commerce professor, in 1972. He considered it a crowning achievement when in 1975, he received a Master Teacher Award. He continued at UBC until his retirement in 1990. Donations may be made to St. Paul's Hospital, Burnaby General Hospital, VGH Cardiology Unit, St. Michael's Care Centre and UBC Sauder School. A private memorial has been held.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from July 13 to July 15, 2012
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