Ralph, beloved husband of Doris, passed away peacefully at the age of 78 years, surrounded by his family.
Ralph was born and raised on a farm near Bromhead, Saskatchewan. He was employed for 30 years by Imperial Oil (Esso) and enjoyed 15 years of retirement. He was a loving husband, a dedicated father, and a gentle grandfather who – above all – loved spending time with his family.
Ralph will be forever missed by Doris, his devoted wife of 54 years; their daughters and sons-in-laws Marlys and Jean-Marc Rivest, Laurel and Mark Sasges, Leslie Holth and Kevin McKendrick, Julie and Murray Brown and Jana and Chris Bach; and 13 grandchildren and their spouses Chris and Grace, Andre and Alison, Michael, Leah, William, Emily, Jesse, Matthew, Katie, Hannah, Madeline, Jordan and Sarah. Ralph is survived by his sister Irene and numerous other relatives. Ralph was predeceased by his brother Henry and his sisters Signora and Della.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church (1600 Acadia Drive S.E.) on Saturday March 7, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com . If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Calgary, Suite 201, 222 – 58th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2S3, Telephone: (403)290-0110, www.alzheimercalgary.com or the Father Lacombe Care Centre 332 – 146th Avenue S.E. Calgary, AB T2X 2A3. Tel: 403-256-4641. The family would like to thank Dr. Verbeek, the dedicated nursing staff of the Father Lacombe Care Centre, the many personal caregivers over the last 8 years; especially Joyce.
In living memory of Ralph Holth, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences