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MCKENZIE, Ralph Alexander

June 4, 1935 – Vancouver, British Columbia
April 18, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Ralph McKenzie, beloved husband of Kay and cherished father of Ross, Garth and Heather of Calgary, AB, passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at the age of 82 years.

Ralph received his Chartered Accountants designation in 1960. His career was in public practice and the oil patch. He felt that he was fortunate to work and live in Geneva, Switzerland, London, England and Cuba; where he learned French and Spanish.

Ralph was a gentle, unassuming, kind man. Warmth, grace, caring, honesty, generosity, affection, tenacity, courage and forbearance were qualities he demonstrated.

He found joy in his granddogs, travelling, racquet sports, skiing, golf, music of all kinds, his raspberry patch at the cottage and vintage cars, especially his mint condition BMW M5. Ralph was a fine host and was never happier than when he was surrounded by family and friends.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 2:00p.m. Reception to follow at the funeral home.

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) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca. or Dogs With Wings, 205 5 Ave SW Unit 3300, Calgary, AB T2P 2V7, Telephone: (587) 284-3647, www.dogswithwings.ca. Heartfelt thanks to Dr. Libin and the amazing team on Unit 46 of the Foothills Hospital.

In living memory of Ralph McKenzie, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. Know that God is aware of the tears you are shedding. (Psalm 56:18) He will soon do what is said at Acts 24:15, which promises us of a resurrection of our loved ones. May that bring you hope. Take comfort in your good memories and allow your family and loving friends to help you through this difficult time.

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  2. Barbara Feradi :

    Kay and family…so sorry to hear about Ralph’s passing. I always enjoyed our visits and will remember him fondly. My thoughts are with all of you. Barb Feradi

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  3. Jón Örn Jónsson :

    Dear Kay, Ross, Garth and Heather,
    We send you our sincere condolences on your loss of a wonderful husband and father. We were very lucky to get to know Ralph and he became a very dear friend.
    Whenever we met him he took us with open arms. His memory will live with us untl we meet again.
    Thinking about you all at this sad time.
    All our love.
    Jón Örn, Úlú and Haukur Jónsson.

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  4. Dearest Kay,

    Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. I am not sure what to say, but I know that your love will last forever, until you both meet again. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you, I am just a phone call away. Love Debs

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  5. Niels Kofoed :

    Dear Kay, Ross, Garth & Heather
    We send you our deepest condolences and sympathy.
    Another chair is empty and we are so sorry for your loss of a loving husband and farther.
    Our thoughts are with all of you.
    Love Hanne, Elsebeth & Niels

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  6. Josephine & Ed Scott :

    Dear Kay and family ,
    Ed and I send our deepest sympathy to you . Ralph was so kind and gentle as he presided
    over our son’s Jack and Lucia’s marriage , a very special , treasured time . May he Rest In Peace .
    Josephine & Ed Scott

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