March 7, 1946 – October 12, 2014
It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of a wonderful husband, dad, son, brother, ‘gramps’, uncle and friend. He will be deeply missed by his wife Judy, his two daughters and their families; Jennifer Leslie (Lauren McClure), Kathryn Jane (Jari Laurell), his five precious grandchildren Finley, Angus, Evelyn, Suvi, and Maisi. His family is privileged to benefit from the many lessons he taught, to carry with us in our lives.
Fred will be sorely missed by his mother Caroline. He also leaves to mourn his brother Gary Ring, nieces Deanna Sartison (Darren), Leslie Ring-Adams (Chris), and Krista Ring; along with Holly Ring, niece Michelle Passant (Steve) and nephew Michael Ring (Colleen). Fred was predeceased by his father Frederick, brother Arleigh, and sister-in-law Ruth. Fred will also be deeply missed by his wife’s beloved family, Christine Lamarsh, nephews John Lamarsh (Joanne), and Craig Lamarsh (Kathy); Joan (Bob) Emigh, nephews Trent Emigh (LauraLee) and Michael Emigh. He was predeceased by Archie and Lucille Lamarsh, and brother-in-law Jack Lamarsh.
Fred completed his Master’s degree in education subsequently working in administration with devotion to his students. Over his 30 year career, he exemplified the consummate educator – dedicated, fair, caring. He nourished minds, teaching by example, with great aspirations for the many influenced in their pursuits. He believed in young people and challenged all, including his family, to maintain a strong work ethic. Sharing deeply in accomplishments, joys, laughter and tears, he remained in contact with many, to recent days. After retirement, Fred embarked on a second successful career he enjoyed with great pleasure for over 10 years. As a Senior Executive at WestJet, he once again had the good fortune of so many under his guidance and leadership. This past June, the Fred Ring Building on the WestJet campus was dedicated in his name, recognizing his contributions to the company – a sincere honor for Fred.
Fred was a man of great integrity and presence. He was a proud father and grandfather. A devoted husband of 40 years. He was blessed by a lifetime of genuine love and support from family and friends. People recognized his strength of character. Dad would never miss an Omegan Wednesday night. These gentlemen were a big part of his life. A passion for sports and physical activity punctuated Fred’s daily routine – many grew to know Fred at the Club and admire his tenacity on the golf course. Good wine, exceptional food, and loyal canine companionships were further great loves of his life. A family chapel service will be held at a future time. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Rosedale Hospice (1245 – 70 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 2X8) Telephone 403-284-5195.
In living memory of Fred Ring, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences