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WALLACE, Ralph Howard

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.

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  1. Paulette Chitowetz :

    Dear Donna, Steve, Barb, Nick and Ryan,
    My prayers to you all and may God bless you during this sad time.

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  2. Grace & Harold Hartell :

    We send our sincere sympathy to Donna and family.
    What a shock to hear.
    We have lost a true friend.

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  3. Brenda and David :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Donna, and your family. We will treasure our memories of Ralph.

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  4. Dick Trostem :

    Donna, my heart and prayers go out to you and your family. I’ll always treasure my last visit with you and Ralph.

    Dick

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  5. Mike and Sue Judson :

    Donna and Family:

    I was so sorry to hear about Ralph’s passing. I remember fondly the Brooks days and fun we all had. I will always remember his laugh it was infectious. He was a special man and he will be missed.

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  6. Jim and Jo Appleyard :

    So sorry to hear the passing of Ralph on Saturday Donna, he’ll be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.
    Sincerely Jim & Jo

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  7. Shannon and Melanie :

    Dear Donna and family, so sorry for your loss. Ralph was a great friend and mentor. He will be deeply missed.

    Shannon and Melanie

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  8. Donna (Robertson) White :

    My, oh my, how I love this photo of Ralph. He was, without a doubt, one of the “funnest” and funniest classmates that I ever had. And this photo shows that wonderful joy he possessed. My heartfelt condolences to you all. You were so very blessed to have such a special man in your lives, we all were. I know that you’ll have wonderful memories to hold close and cherish.

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  9. Bob Henderson :

    Dear Donna and family,
    I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your dear husband and life partner Ralph. I know it was sudden and has to be a great shock to you and your family. I send my deepest sympathy to you and your family.
    Bob Henderson

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  10. Barrie Appleyard :

    Dear Donna & family,
    Your loss is everyone’s loss. Ralph (and his laugh) will be sorely missed.

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  11. Jim and Valerie Voll :

    Dear Donna and family: Received a call earlier today from Mary Jane Girodat concerning Ralph. There is never a good time to lose someone you love, however I do believe there is a right time. I pray that God’s special blessings of peace and comfort will be with you all. God Bless. Jim & Val Voll

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  12. Rick & Wendy Dyck :

    Donna & Family
    I was so sorry to hear of Ralphs passing. He was a great man, I have some fond memories of him in his sales career. He will be missed.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.
    Rick & Wendy Dyck

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  13. Rick & Wendy Dyck :

    Donna & Family
    I was so sorry to hear of Ralphs passing. He was a great man.
    I have so many fond memories of him in his sales career. He will be missed.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.
    Rick & Wendy Dyck

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  14. Jeannette Wallace :

    Dear Donna and family,
    We, in Hinton, are all sorry to hear Ralph has passed away. The memories of the good old days are with us all. I know your grief will be severe, though the dearest memories will live forever. Our sincere condolences go to you all.
    God Bless
    Jeannette

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  15. Daryl Story (nee Hartell) :

    Donna, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You were truly special friends to my mom and dad. Ralph looks great in the picture.

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  16. Orville & Darlene Horn :

    Donna and family
    Our most sincere sympathy on the loss of Ralph, we always enjoyed our visits whenever we saw you people. Take care and our prayers are with you.

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  17. Doreen & Ron Gower :

    Donna

    We send you and your family our sincere sympathy. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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  18. Orville & Darlene Horn :

    Donna & family

    Our most sincere sympathy on the loss of Ralph. We have fun memories of Ralph as we are sure you do. Treasure Them!!

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