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STEELE, Ralph “Eric” Alan

October 22, 1931 – Red Deer, AB
August 18, 2013 – Calgary, AB

Ralph “Eric” Alan Steele beloved husband of Kathleen “Katie” of Calgary, passed away on Sunday, August 18, 2013 at the age of 81 years.

Eric was born in Red Deer and raised on the family farm in Willowdale before moving to Calgary in his early twenties. Eric started trucking once settled in Calgary, and founded Steele’s Transfer Limited, that Eric and Katie grew into a well-known and respected Calgary trucking firm.

Eric was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Besides his loving wife Katie, Eric is survived by children Alan (Beth), Peter (Lynda), Brenda and Dennis (Helen); sisters Mona Cruickshank and Heather Swainson; brother Irving Steele; nine grandchildren, Matthew, Taylor, Kendra, Eric, Ashley, Stephanie, Stacie, Jake and Emma; two great-grandchildren, Charlise and Aden. He was predeceased by two brothers-in-law, Robert Cruickshank and Richard Swainson and sister-in-law Carol Steele.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Friday, August 23, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Forward condolences through www.McInnisAndHolloway.com. 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) 781-1978, www.heartandstroke.ca.

In living memory of Eric Steele, 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. CLAUDIO GOBBO :

    Our thoughts are with all of you in this moment of sorrow
    Please accept our most sincere condolences for the passing of your beloved
    father, grandfather, father in law

    Claudio and Adriana Gobbo
    James and Silvia Murday, Olivia and Emma

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  2. ED and Valerie Berger :

    our thoughts and prayers are with you all our deepest condolences on the passing of your father

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  3. Millie and Irving Keylock :

    Katie—We are so saddened by the sudden passing of Eric–Our love and thoughts are with you and your families. We will miss our wonderful brother-in-law- his humor and friendship over the years.We treasure the time we recently spent with the two of you.
    Love you dearly:
    Millie and Irv Keylock & family

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  4. Peter and family
    My deepest condolences on the passing of your father.
    My thoughts are with you and your family
    Glen

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  5. May you find peace and comfort in knowing that his loss is felt by all who knew him.
    In Sympathy,

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  6. Danillo & Mike :

    Our deepest condolences to all of the families. Our thoughts & prayers are with you in this most difficult of times.

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  7. Jacqueline (Jackie) :

    Mrs. Steele & the Steele Families

    My deepest condolences to you all! Mr. Steele was a amazing man. He will be deeply missed by all that knew him. My thoughts & prayers are with you all at this difficult time. May you know he will always shine brightest in your hearts!

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  8. Todd & Michelle Bent :

    Peter & Family

    Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

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  9. rosemary howell :

    To Katie and family – we were so sorry to read about Eric in todays Advocate – please know that you are very much in our thoughts and prayers. All our love Rosemary and Jim Howell

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  10. Brenda and family

    We are very sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you at this time.

    Violet Spirk (Daughter)
    Violet Farkas (Mother)

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