April 27, 1926 – Logan, Utah
April 6, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta
The Washington State Cougars have lost their biggest fan north of the 49th parallel. Ralph Campbell of Calgary passed away on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at the age of 90 years.
Ralph graduated from WSU in 1951. He was a boxer for the Cougars, winning the Pacific Coast championship. One of his early boxing fans was his future wife of fifty-eight years, Margie Anne Kinney, who not long after taking in one of his fights; married Ralph in 1951. The pair had four children while Ralph and Margie lived around the world, including France, Africa, Australia, L.A. and Denver, before settling down in Calgary in 1969 when he accepted a job with Texaco as a geophysicist. He would remain at Texaco/Imperial until retiring in 1990. Ralph and Margie would enjoy their retirement, travelling, golfing and taking in Cougar football games, for which he had season tickets for several years. In Ralph’s last years, he enjoyed life at Lake Bonavista Village, where he thrived on the ping-pong table with his new friends.
Ralph is survived by his children and their spouses, Paul and Sherry, of Edmonton, Phil and Deb, of Seattle and Bruce (Jill Henheffer), of High River and Susan and Mike Watkins, of Vancouver; as well as four grandchildren, Melodie Campbell, (Ryan McCarthy), David Campbell, Adam and Zachary Watkins; and one great-grandchild Teagan McCarthy. He is also survived by his sister Carolyn Schactler of Yakima and brother Allan. He was predeceased by his wife Margie in 2009 and his younger brother Bruce.
A Celebration of Ralph’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek Reception Centre, 14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Salvation Army, 1731 29th Street SW Calgary, AB, T3C 1M6, on line at www.salvationarmy.ca, or by phone 403-410-1112.
In living memory of Ralph Campbell, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: 403-256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences