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SIMONE – Ralph Joseph Mario

March 11, 1933 – August 14, 2010

Ralph Simone loving husband of Ellen and beloved father of Cheryl, Christine, and Cathy passed away at his home in Calgary on Saturday, August 14, 2010 at the age of 77 years.

Ralph was born in Trail, B.C. in 1933. He moved to Calgary where he attended SAIT and graduated in Aeronautical Engineering.

Ralph is survived by his wife of 53 years, Ellen Simone, daughter Cheryl and son-in-law Brian Kane, daughter Christine and son-in-law Richard Truscott, grandson Riley and granddaughter Carly, daughter Cathy Simone, sister Palma and brother-in-law Bill Christman, nephew Billy and nieces Roxanne and Sharon, uncle Al and Marge and cousin David and Wendy Lavorato, special friends Keith Langen, Dan Salamanchuck, and Roley Hughes. Ralph was deeply loved and will be truly missed.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) today, Thursday, August 19, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549,

In living memory of Ralph Simone, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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  1. Ralph was a good man with a heart of gold… whenever I saw him he was smiling. I will miss ya Ralph RIP

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  2. Edna Hatch & Al Kane :

    To Ellen and family, we just wish to let you know that we are thinking of you at this very difficult time. We too feel a sense of loss, and a sadness that we will no longer be able to have a chat with such a kind and gentle person.

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  3. Sheila Walker :

    Ellen, Chris, Cathy and Cheryl, I am so sorry for your loss and sorry that I could not attend the service.

    Since I heard this sad news my thoughts have turned to our lives as kids in the neighborhood and how Chris and I would have Ralph do our math homework so we could get on with the more important activities of teenagers. Ralph was kind and generous with his time then and likely didn’t change through the years.

    More recently the annual crib games at Keiths were something to look forward to. I shall miss that, especially since he skunked me last year. He wins, for eternity, I guess that’s fitting for such a man.

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  4. I know this is 3 years later Dad. But I miss you as it was yesterday. I miss your smile, your hug, and your wisdom. I feel that now I am doing it by myself. But, as I said at your memorial, I can look at myself when I go to bed at night, knowing I have done the right thing, and never compromised! These are the values you instilled in me. I love you Dad! 🙂

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  5. It’s interesting that the nines are in play. You were always about the 3, 6 , and 9. Case in point, your
    three daughters! It’s been a tough go with Mom, and every thing else as you know. But, you taught me wise Dad! And I love you! xoxo Miss you always and forever …

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  6. And here we are, another year wiser, another year stronger, …
    and another year missing you


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