November 8, 1931 – September 29, 2012
As written by Wally
Wally was born to Martin & Suzzana Unruh in Kelstern, Sask. He grew up in Saskatchewan and B.C. and then moved to Alberta at age 17 where he attended Three Hills Bible College and then U of C receiving his teaching certificate. He taught in the Calgary public school system for 9 years and then received his PhD (Psychology) at Stanford University after which he spent 22 years as professor of Educational Psychology at U of C.
Wally was the youngest of seven children all of whom, in addition to his parents, predeceased him. He was also predeceased by his beloved wife Rebecca Joan (nee Meade) in 1997. They travelled the world together. He was blessed to share the lives of sixteen nieces and nephews and owes thanks to all of them for making his life rich with memories. Special thanks are due to nephew Mark Ketler and his wife Sylvia and their children Michael and Camille who were his mainstay during his later years and last days. To his niece Diane Kope, special thanks for ongoing caring and support. He also leaves to mourn, sisters-in-law Helen Hennessey (Grand Falls, Nfld), Barbara Rehder (London, Ont) and Jeannette Sisk (Vancouver, BC).
Wally will miss beautiful skies, music, good books and the many friends he made during his lifetime. Special thanks also to all the staff at Chartwell Eau Claire Retirement Center for the loving care they provided.
In keeping with Wally’s request, a private family gathering was held in his memory. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Waldemar Unruh, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences