Arthur Herbert "Bert" Ralfs

    • Arthur Herbert "Bert" Ralfs
    • RCE Badge circa 1939-45

    We regret to advise that Arthur Herbert (Bert) Ralfs passed away peacefully on 6 October 2008 at the Veterans Broadmead Lodge in Victoria, BC.

    Born in Victoria in 1912, Bert started his career as a stock-boy posting the ups and downs on the boards in Victoria. He later joined the BC government as an apprentice draftsman and progressed to becoming a British Columbia and a Dominion Land Surveyor and spent much time on survey crews. Bert served overseas during WW II in France, Germany and Holland with Field Survey in the Royal Canadian Engineers. After the war Bert advanced to become the Director of Surveys and Mapping in the former federal Department of Lands, Forests and Water Resources and to become the Surveyor General of British Columbia from 1968 until his retirement in 1975. In July 1969 he was appointed as a member of the British Columbia-Yukon-Northwest Territories Boundary Commission.

    Funeral Service will be held 2:00 pm 16 October at First Memorial Funeral Services, 4725 Falaise Drive, Victoria, BC, V8Y 1B4. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the SPCA.