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HARGRAVE – Ralph Carleton

December 10, 1920 – April 3, 2011

Ralph Hargrave, beloved husband of Mary Hargrave of Calgary, passed away on Sunday, April 3, 2011 at the age of 90 years.

Ralph was born and raised in Redcliff, AB. He received his education in Redcliff and in Medicine Hat. Ralph graduated from U of A in 1943 with a degree in Civil Engineering. Immediately following his graduation, Ralph joined the Army where he attained the rank of Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Engineers serving during WWII. Following the War, Ralph established his Civil Engineering career in the construction industry working on many projects across Canada and around the world. Ralph retired in 1986, devoting his energies to his family; especially his grandchildren. Water colour artwork, travelling, music and golf were some of the other passions in Ralph’s life.

Ralph is survived by his loving wife Mary; two sons and daughters-in-law, William and Myrna, and Ross and Val; daughter and son-in-law Lois and Chris Moody; five grandchildren, Jenn (Craig) Barnstable, Ashley Hargrave, Evan Sketchley, Kate Sketchley, and Chris Robertson (Kari); three great grandchildren, Lennon Barnstable, Seth Robertson and Norah Robertson; brother Donald (Noreen) Hargrave; and a special family friend John Kupis.

He was predeceased by his daughter Dawn; granddaughter Linda Cooper; brother Richard Hargrave; and his parents Carl and Aimee Hargrave.

Memorial Services will be held at Scarboro United Church (134 Scarboro Avenue S.W.) on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 2:00 p.m.  Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Ralph may be made to Scarboro United Church Building Fund, 124 Scarboro Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T3C 2H1, 403-244-1307.

In living memory of Ralph Hargrave, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Jack & Lorna Hutchison - Rolling Hills :

    Our thoughts are with you and your family at this time.

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  2. Mac and Betty McSweeny :

    We were deeply saddened to hear of Ralph’s recent passing, and we extend to you and your family our most sincere condolences. His kindness and friendly smile will be missed by all of us.

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  3. Gary & Sandy Benoit :

    Our most sincere condolences to Ross, Val and the Hargrave family.

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  4. Stewart & Mary McCrae :

    We are so sorry to hear of Ralph’s passing. He was a true gentleman and will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Mary, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time, and we extend our heartfelt sympathy to you and all your family.

    Stewart & Mary McCrae

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  5. Barbara Smeed :

    To Mary and family

    I offer my sincere condolences on the passing of Ralph. Mary, I know that you were such a good caregiver and devoted wife. I’m sure that Ralph felt the love of all his family during his difficult last years, and that he will be remembered fondly by all of you.

    Regards
    Barb

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  6. Don & Linda Snow :

    Mary:
    Our sincere sympathy in your loss of Ralph…he will be dearly missed.
    It was my pleasure to have known you both over the years you’ve been going to Scarboro United Church.

    Best regards!!
    Don Snow
    PS: If I can be of any help let me know.

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  7. Steve M. Irwin, Brigadier-General :

    The Canadian Military Engineers extend to you and your family our deepest sympathies in your time of sorrow.

    Brigadier-General Steve M. Irwin, CD (Retired)
    Colonel Commandant of the Canadian Military Engineers

    https://cmea-agmc.ca/cme-family-last-post

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