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RUCKABER, Donald A. (Don) John

Posted By Obits On August 27, 2011 @ 5:12 PM In Obituary | 7 Comments

July 18, 1947– August 27, 2011

Don Ruckaber, beloved husband of Carol Warrick of Calgary suddenly passed away onSaturday, August 27, 2011at the age of 64 years.

Don’s dream and love was his ranch in Cayley which he built.  He also travelled the world with work projects in the oil and gas industry. Don was a people person and everyone’s “Buddy”.  He would find friends everywhere he went, loved meeting people and never forgot a familiar face.

Besides his loving wife Carol,Don is survived by his two daughters Kori Tarry (Ken), ofVancouver,BCand Kristi Peterson (Brandon), ofCalgary,ABand three grandchildren, Liam, Austin, and Mason.  He is also survived by his two sisters,Darlene Ruckaber andDodie Ruckaber.

Don was predeceased by his parents Al and Stella Ruckaber.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’SPark Memorial Chapel(5008 ElbowDrive S.W.,Calgary,AB) onFriday, September 2, 2011from7:00 p.m.to8:30 p.m.

A Celebration of Don’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel(5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Saturday, September 3, 2011at 2:30 p.m.  Forward condolencesthrough www.mcinnisandholloway.com [1].


In living memory of Don Ruckaber, a tree will be planted atFishCreekProvincialPark byMcINNIS & HOLLOWAYFUNERALHOMESPark Memorial Chapel,5008 ELBOWDRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200

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Condolence from John and Mary Beth Galeski on September 1st, 2011 7:40 PM

To all of Don’s family we extend our sincere condolences. So many good times were had in our youth. We shall keep you all in our prayers. May he rest in peace.


John and Mary Beth Galeski

Bragg Creek, Alberta

Condolence from Phillip & Anne Goertzen (Taber) on September 1st, 2011 10:09 PM

We wish to extend our heartfelt condolences to you and all family members. Darlene, although we have only met a few times, you are very much in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this very difficult time and a time of great change. There are no words that can ease the pain and sorrow of loss but we continue to pray for peace and strength for all of you.
Phillip & Anne

Condolence from Harold Cundal on September 2nd, 2011 7:43 AM

My sincerest condolences to the Ruckaber family. I have worked with Don for the last couple years and I can tell you he will be sorely missed by all. He was always the nicest guy you could imagine and always had a smile and a friendly greeting for everyone he encountered. Everyone here is completely shocked and saddened by his passing. I hope it is some small comfort knowing that you are not alone in mourning the loss of such a beloved member of our community and family. Thoughts are with you all.

Condolence from Debbie D’Silva & Donna Young on September 5th, 2011 7:21 PM

We would like to extend our sincere condolences to the Ruckaber family during their time of sorrow.

Condolence from Lori Robb on September 6th, 2011 1:26 PM

Dear Carol, my deepest sypathies go out to you and Don’s family at this time of loss. Don will be greatly missed. My thoughts are with you.

Condolence from Malah Blake on December 12th, 2013 5:46 PM

Darlene, I was so surprised to come across this news of Don’s passing. So young. My sincere condolences to you and Dodie.

Condolence from John J on June 5th, 2016 9:25 AM

Darlene/Dodi, have just learned of Don’s passing. Remember him well from visits to your parents home while attending St. M’s. Please accept my condolences.

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