April 18, 1943 – April 27, 2013
With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Ralph Wallace on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at the age of 70 years.
Ralph was born on April 18, 1943 in Antelope, SK, second of three boys born to Ken and Lillian. In 1963 he married Donna Girodat and they began their family, going on to have a son and two daughters. Ralph worked in the oil industry all his life, primarily in oilfield sales. Ralph thoroughly enjoyed being a grandparent and took a great interest in all six of his grandchildren (four grandsons and two granddaughters). Ralph’s favourite pastime was taking long drives, many times just for a coffee. He also spent countless hours keeping up to date on new world events, the Stock Market, the Calgary Flames hockey season, and checking the Lotto 649 numbers.
Besides his loving wife Donna, Ralph is survived by his children, Steve (Barb) Wallace, Cheryl (Don) Bodie and Michelle (Jamie) Kimber; six grandchildren, Nicholas, Ryan, Mathew, Katlyn, Shaela, and Joshua as well as his brother Robert (Judy) Wallace and sister-in-law Judy (Ted) Radtke. Ralph was predeceased by his brother Don Wallace.
Funeral Services will be held at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church (1600 Acadia Drive S.E.) on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. 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. www.ab.lung.ca or to the Canadian Diabetes Association, #204, 2323 – 32nd Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 6Z3 Telephone: (403) 266-0620, ext. 112, www.diabetes.ca.
In living memory of Ralph Wallace, 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.Print This Obituary & Condolences