January 25, 1925 – April 26, 2011
Herdwick Henry (Red) Ratke passed away April 26, 2011.
He was born in 1925 in Leduc, AB to Therese and Henry Ratke. He left the family farm in 1948 to work in the Devon Oilfield (Atlantic #3) thus beginning an adventurous career in the oilfields of Alberta, BC, the Arctic Islands, southern U.S.A and western Australia, finally establishing his own consulting firm.
When retired, he enjoyed travelling and the company of his wife of 61 years, Hedwig (Hattie) Ratke who predeceased him on March 27, 2011.
He leaves behind his son, Keith Ratke, daughter Sharon (Ted) Kuipers; sisters Alice Saar, Elsie Saar and Doreen Mahaffey and many nephews and nieces.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. You may forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Child Find Alberta, 3751 21 Street N.E. Calgary, Alberta, T2E 6T5 www.childfind.ab.ca
In living memory of Herdwick Ratke, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences