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RITCHIE, Stuart (Stu) Alan, BSc.

January 15, 1957 – November 2, 2011

Stuart (Stu) Ritchie, beloved husband of Sue Ritchie (nee Ladd) of Calgary, AB formerly of Vernon, BC (1991 – 2000), passed away on Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at the age of 54 years.

Besides his loving wife of twenty-nine years, Stu is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Teena and Brian Tangen and Jamie Ritchie (Blake); son Blake Ritchie; five grandchildren, Justin, Taylor, Brianna, Emma-Lee and James. He is also survived by his father, Stuart and his wife Doreen Ritchie; his mother Elizabeth Ritchie; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Roxanne and Danny Brinklow and Laurie and Kevin Adams; a brother and sister-in-law, Steven and Alise Ritchie and their families; as well as numerous extended family.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Stu Ritchie, 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.

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  1. Steven and Alyse Ritchie :

    Stuart, may your memories bring us comfort. You will be missed, love little brother Steven.

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  2. I am so sorry for your loss. Stu was one of the best guys that ever walked in the plant. He was a pleasure to work with and we will all miss him a lot.see you when I get there Stu, batman.

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  3. Melanie and Shane Gowans :

    We will always remember your positivity and love for your family! Thank you for giving me such amazing cousins and such great memories that we can hold dear to our hearts…love Melly and Shane!

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  4. I only met Stu and Sue once, and that was at his mother Elizabeth’s birthday party a couple of years ago. I am a friend of Stu’s mother, and just wish to pass on my deepest sympathy and empathy to Sue and all the family.
    Anne Griffin

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  5. Laurie and Kevin Adams :

    Stu, I wish you could have stayed a little longer, I am gonna miss you so much. I’ll hold you in my heart forever. Thanks for being my brother, being there when I needed you, and loving me all my life….see you soon. Love your little Sister Laurie Adams and Kevin Adams

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  6. Sue and Family,

    I am sorry to hear of your recent loss of Stu. He was a great husband, father and friend. No words can be said to ease your grief and pain, but know that our thoughts are with you.

    Doug Beddome

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  7. Elizabeth Ritchie :

    Stuart precious, I love you forever, I miss you so much. You taught me each day is a special gift from God. You loved and enjoyed life. You got more out of one day then most people got in a month. You bring out the best in others, looking for the good. Thank you son for James, Taylor, Justin, Jamie, Blake, and Teena. I am so proud of you Stuart…Love Mom xo

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  8. Bonnie Schlosser :

    Dear Sue and family,
    I’ve just learned of Stu’s passing. I’m so deeply sorry for this loss. I want you to know that my heart aches with yours and that both Del and I will keep you in our thoughts, hearts and prayers. Stu was such a great guy – always a smile or laughter, always cheerful always optomistic. The world will be less without him.

    Always we hope that memories will help to fill our emptiness in time.

    Take care – stay strong.
    With Love – Del & Bonnie Schlosser

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  9. Denise Soulodre and Alan Whitmore :

    Dear Sue and family,

    How shocked and saddened we were to hear of Stu’s untimely passing. With his infectious smile and energizing joie de vivre, he appeared to be fully enjoying the adventures of his life journey and cherishing the people in it. Alan and I especially recall the fun we all had at the “combined birthdays party” that the Wood Lake family held for Stu(40yrs), Alan(50yrs) and myself(50yrs) in March 1997. Stu said that the cake should hold 140 candles and that he wanted to blow them all out himself to guarantee that his wishes would come true. We trust that they did, Stu, and that you are relishing the new adventure you are on. Many thanks for your humour and your friendship.
    Denise and Alan

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  10. Brigitte Eissa :

    Dear Sue and Family
    Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family for your loss…
    Brigitte

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  11. Cheryl Brodgesell :

    Dear Sue and family, Aunt Elizabeth, Laurie, Steven and Roxanne:
    We are so very sorry for your loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. All of your wonderful memories of Stuart will help you through this terrible time.
    Rest in Peace Stu.
    Love
    Cheryl, Mark and Jeni

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  12. Dear Sue…
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family…may the many wonderfull memories with Stu over the past years, help to comfort you in the days ahead.
    Rick and Sam

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  13. Derek & Sharon Kasa :

    So sorry for your loss Sue and family.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Derek and Sharon.

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  14. Sue/Teena and family. We are thinking of you during this difficult time.

    Brady and Shannon

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  15. Sue and Teena
    My thoughts are with you

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  16. Margaret Kyle and Mike Schwartzentruber :

    Dear Sue,
    We are so sorry to hear of Stu’s illness and death — way too soon. We will always remember his enthusiatic and cheerful personality and his great sense of humour. He offered us nothing but kindness when we worked together. Our hearts go out to you and all your extended family who will miss his physical presence. We know his spirit will continue to burn brightly in your memories of him. Much love, Marg and Mike

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  17. Debbie Joyal MacDonald :

    Dear Sue and family,
    We are so sorry for the loss of such a wonderful guy. Stu was a caring, fun loving,enthusiastic guy with a warm welcoming way about him. When we worked together we had a lot of fun times. I am so sad that he is gone so soon.
    My heart aches for all of you and I am sorry for your loss. May the many wonderful memories comfort you always.
    Love Debbie and Rober

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