Ralph Shillam of Calgary passed away at home in the arms of Margaret, his beloved wife of fifty-seven years, on Sunday, February 5, 2006 at the age of 87 years.
He is lovingly remembered by Margaret and their children, Ann (Dennis) Stoesz, Dan (Annette) Shillam, Susan (Rick) Sutcliffe, Nancy (Barry) Mah as well as eight adoring grandchildren and six precious great grandchildren.
Ralph is also survived by his sisters Blanche and Pat; his sister-in-law Sally Ager; Margaret’s family and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, Margaret’s parents, as well as his brother Jack and sister Mary.
Ralph proudly served his country in WWII with the Canadian Forestry Corps and the Royal Canadian Engineers. Upon discharge in Calgary, Ralph was self employed until his retirement in 1986.
Ralph enjoyed his retirement years, actively involved in the Thornview Seniors, Second Sixties Outdoor Club, Alexander of Tunis Unit II of the Army, Navy and Airforce Veterans as well as time with a wonderful circle of friends at Tall Timbers campground.
We would like to thank all those who provided wonderful care and support to
Dad and our family.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Friday, February 10,2006 at 10:30 a.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Lung Association, P.O. Box 4500, Station South, Edmonton, AB T6E 6K2 Telephone: 1 (888) 566 – 5864. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com
In living memory of Ralph Shillam, a tree will be planted at Fletcher Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences