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PERRY – Raleigh

May 21, 1912 – April 23, 2010

Raleigh Perry, born May 21, 1912, passed April 23, 2010, at the Chinook Hospice in Calgary, AB. He was one month short of his 98th birthday.

Raleigh was born in Harmattan, AB and moved to High Prairie, AB in 1919 where he lived and farmed for thirty-seven years. He then moved to Edmonton in 1956 to go into business. He retired to the US in 1973 and after the passing of his second wife Helen in 1987, he returned to Alberta. He subsequently lived in California and British Columbia before settling in Cochrane, AB.

He was pre-deceased by eleven of his twelve siblings and three wives, Ardith (Greer), Helen (Tierney) and Ola (Gillebrand). Raleigh is survived by four sons, Ronald (Iris), Chester (Carol), George (Irene) and Patrick (Maureen), seven grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren and his sister, Doris Bliss.

He will be laid to rest in High Prairie Alberta on May 1, 2010. Services will be held at the High Prairie United Church at 2:00 PM. If friends so desire a memorial tribute in Raleigh’s name may be made to Chinook Hospice, 1261 Glenmore Trail S.W., Calgary, AB T2V 4Y8. You may forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Raleigh Perry, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Cochrane Funeral Home, 369 RAILWAY STREET, COCHRANE. Telephone: (403) 932-4740.

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  1. Conrad Greer :

    Uncle Raleigh rest in peace, what a remarkable and fulfilled life you lived. You were my Dad’s hero growing up. My Dad, Bill Greer, told me so many wonderful Raleigh stories. You always came out on top in every one of them. The times I met you confirmed your stature and character. On behalf of my family, Mother Hilda, sister Colleen & Warren Fuller, brother Bill & Debbie Greer and my wife Gina; we wish your surviving family our sincere condolences on their loss. Conrad Greer

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  2. Barb & Jim Messner :

    Chet and Family:
    We are currently in Turkey and just found out about your Dad’s passing. We got to know your Dad when he lived in the Glenbow Apartment Condos. Im sorry to hear about this and our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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