December 26, 1929 – March 10, 2013
After a lengthy illness, a strong and courageous man, Ralph Kleisinger, earned his angel wings on Sunday, March 10, 2013 at the age of 83 years.
Ralph was born on December 26, 1929 in Regina Saskatchewan. He spent his childhood in Regina and attended St. Mary’s College. Sixty-two years ago Ralph met, courted and married his sweetheart Yvonne.
As a young family Ralph and Yvonne moved to Calgary where they raised their five children. Ralph started a long career in the oil industry as a wire line operator where Ralph was known as Col. Klink. Ralph soon became acknowledged as an expert in his field and was the one to call for a difficult job. Ralph spent ten years working overseas on off shore rigs in Scotland, Holland, Indonesia and Australia as well as teaching wire line school in Holland for Schlumberger. Upon retirement from the oil industry Ralph and Yvonne moved back to Calgary where Ralph joined Canyon Plumbing and Heating, working in the pre-fab department. Through out his life Ralph enjoyed and was proud of his family and his work.
Father’s hold their children’s hands for a little while…but hold their hearts forever.
Ralph is survived by his five children, Donald (Doreen), Denise (Harry), Angela (Alex), Martin and Leonard; ten grandchildren, Tracy, Kevin, Jason, Yvonne, Mark, Sarah, Lisa, Dana, Kassy and Brett; and eleven great-grandchildren, Emma, Kayla, Jaeger, Blake, Sophia, Max, Ryan, Hadley, Kyan, Ryder and Payton. He is predeceased by his loving wife Yvonne Aileen (July 2012), granddaughter Tracy, and grandson Craig.
A Celebration of Ralph’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Ralph Kleisinger, 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