Ralph Joseph Swaile beloved husband of Michelle of Calgary, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Monday, December 11, 2006 at the age of 55 years.
Ralph was born on August 10, 1951 in St. Thomas, ON. He spent close to thirty years in senior corporate tax positions in the oil and gas industry. Ralph was considered an expert in the field, and had a drive to succeed no matter what he embarked upon. Considered a bit of a corporate rebel, he was always very determined to do things his own way. Wherever he went, Ralph always strived to make it a fun environment with stories and jokes to make everyone laugh. He thrived on being near the ocean and walking the sandy beaches of Maui. Ralph was an avid golfer had recently taken up fishing and loved driving his sports car.
Besides his loving wife Michelle, Ralph is survived by his children, Shaun, Steven, Scott and Sabrina; and his four grandchildren, Carissa, Shane, Sheldon and Myles. He is also survived by his parents, Frank and Joy; brother Paul and sister Beverley. Ralph was predeceased by his brother Mike.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Friday December 15, 2006, at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family wishes to express a heartfelt thanks to the staff at Southwood Hospice for their compassionate care of Ralph. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: (403) 521-3433.
In living memory of Ralph Swaile, 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.Print This Obituary & Condolences