UBC, 1937, BSc, Agriculture


Ralph Gram was born to Nelson and Myrtle Gram in Saskatchewan, in 1914. He attended high school in Wilcox and spent two years at the University of Saskatchewan before his family moved to New Westminster, BC. Ralph resumed his studies at UBC and graduated with a BSA in 1937.

After graduation he worked for the BC Electric Company and remained with the company for 30 years, witnessing its transition to BC Hydro. He oversaw the electrification of farms and rural areas in BC.

Ralph married Murial Douglas in 1940. He served with the Royal Canadian Air Force between 1942 and 1945 and was stationed with his family in a one-room cabin on Vancouver Island. Ralph and Murial also lived in Abbotsford and Vancouver, but eventually returned to New Westminster.

After retirement they travelled a great deal. Ralph passed away in 2002, predeceased by Murial who passed away in 1998.

R Blair and C R Nichols, 2003; adapted from an obituary in Trek, Spring 2003.

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