January 15, 1955 – Edmonton, Alberta
March 12, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta
Ralph Klukas of Calgary passed away peacefully after a brief illness on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at the age of 59 years.
Ralph was a loving husband and dedicated father. Mary was his soul mate and partner for twenty-five years. He loved her deeply.
His greatest joy was the accomplishments of his two exceptional children, Chelsea and Mike. Ralph was kind and generous with family and friends.
Ralph was born in Edmonton, AB and at a young age the family moved to Calgary. Ralph was a proud Calgarian where he resided for most of his life. Ralph played many sports and enjoyed the competition and his teammates. Ralph’s exploits on the golf course are well known, putting was always a challenge to him. He was active in the community coaching baseball and hockey teams, many of which his son, Mike, played on. Ralph lived life to the fullest and will always be remembered for his sense of humour.
Ralph is survived by his wife Mary; daughter Chelsea (Chris), son Mike; his brothers, Harry (Kristine), George; father-in-law Mike; brothers-in-law Bob (Liz), Joe (Ann), Rick (Christine); nieces and nephews, Matthew (Meagan), Katherine, Julie, Jodi, Jennifer, Kevin (Megan, and son Bailey), Patrick (Cheryl), Connor (Ella), Brittany (Kyle), Cole, Amy and Justin. Ralph was predeceased by his father Henry, mother Gerda; mother-in-law Connie; and special Aunt Ingrid.
Funeral Service will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (640 – 19th Avenue N.W.) on Monday, March 17, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Ralph’s memory to the Down Syndrome Research Foundation, 1409 Sperling Avenue, Burnaby, BC V5B 4J8, Telephone: 888-464-3773, www.dsrf.org/klukas.
In living memory of Ralph Klukas, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences