Raffaele "Ralph" Cupello

July 14th, 2022

It is with profound grief and sadness that we announce the passing of our Father, Nonno, Raffaele (Ralph) Cupello, on July 14, 2022.  Ralph was born in Grimaldi, Italy on April 18th 1931.

He is survived by his children; Frances, Sandra and Nancy, and granddaughter, Amanda, brother Frank and nieces and nephews. Ralph is predeceased by his wife Maria and his sister Maria Pettinato.  

Ralph immigrated to Canada as a young man and eventually settled in Trail, BC where he raised his family and had a long career at Cominco. Ralph had a passion for gardening and loved sharing it with his friends and family. He enjoyed summers at the lake tending to his tomato plants and taking long walks. 

As an expression of sympathy, donations in Raffaele’s name may be made to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Health Foundation at 1200 Hospital Bench, Trail, BC  V1R 4M1 or online at www.kbrhhealthfoundation.ca

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at 10:30 am at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, with Father Francis dela Cruz, Celebrant. Bill Clark of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.

You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence.


Sandra and family, we send our deepest sympathy regarding the passing of your father/ Nonno. We are sorry for your loss and wish you comfort and peace with your memories.

Sandra, my deepest condolences on the loss of your father. Anita

Sandra and families, sending our sincerest condolences on the loss of your Dad.

Fran and family, Wishing you strength for today and hope for tomorrow. Sending our love and thinking of you all! Chris and Allan Piva

We would like to express our sincere condolences to the family of Raphaele. Due to health issues, we are unable to attend the service. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

My condolences, Sandra, Amanda, Francis and Nancy for your loss of your Dad and Nonno Ralph. I'm gonna miss our talks and stories you always talked about the old days! Always talking about how the neighborhood is not the same. So cheers to sitting in your yard, drinking Pepsi-Cola. I'm sure gonna miss those conversations we had! Rest in peace Ralph

Sandra and family, So sorry for the loss of your Dad and nonno, He was such a lovely man, my prayers are with you all. Loretta

Francis, Sandra and Nancy: Deepest condolences on the loss of your dad. We're thinking of you all in this difficult time.

Nancy and family - I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. I remember him as a very kind and lovely man. Heartfelt condolences.

Sandra and Family: We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time.

We send our love and prayers.... so hard to lose a parent.

Sandra, Amanda, Frances and Nancy, We are so sorry for your loss and extend you all our deepest condolences.

Sandra and family. My sincere condolences in the loss of your father. Thinking of you in your time of sorrow.

Sandra, Frances, Nancy & Amanda, it’s saddens me to hear the passing of you Dad / Nonno. Your dad was such a kind heart always stopped to say hello, great neighbour as well. Sending my Deepest Condolences to the Family. R.I.P

Sandra, Frances, Nancy and Amanda, we are so sorry to hear of Ralph’s passing. He was always friendly and happy whenever I would see him. Unfortunately it had been a couple of years since I seen him last, but I bet he would of been smiling, and friendly and talkative as ever. I miss the old days when my Mom and Dad would chat with Ralph and Maria via the alleyway…sometimes finished off with a glass of vino, in either your parents backyard or my parents backyard. Those were the good old days…… Sending our deepest condolences to you all. Salute Ralph.

Sandra, We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Sincere condolences to the family of a lovely man and long time neighbor of the Kobluk and Jablonsky families often lending a helping hand when needed. He is now safe in heaven with Maria. Sandra and Amanda - your efforts to support Ralph have not gone unnoticed and we are confident that your reward is yet to come. During this sad time remember to savor the good times and good memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sandra, Frances, Nancy, Amanda & Family our deepest condolences to you all on the loss of your Dad/Nonno Ralph. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Ralph was such a kindhearted, friendly & gentle man. He & your Mom were such great neighbors to our parents. May God Bless you all as you go thru this difficult time. Sending you all much Love & Hugs❤️ RIP Ralph

Francis, Sandra, Nancy, Amanda..Gibert and I are so sad of the loss of your dad. Always in our heart. Many Blessings to all

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