ANNALA, Ronald John Sr.
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May 8, 1936 - Fort William, ON
October 9, 2013 - Calgary, AB
Ronald Annala Sr., beloved husband of Marlene Annala of Calgary, passed away on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at the age of 77 years. Ron joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1956 and was proud of his twenty-five years of service. Upon retiring, he enjoyed a second career as a heavy duty mechanics instructor at SAIT. Ron's greatest joys were traveling with his beloved wife of fifty-four years, and spending time with his kids and grandkids. Ronald is survived by children, Valerie (Brad) Shackman, Dixie (Joe) Obrocki, and Ron Jr. (Brenda) Annala; his grandchildren, Andrew, Kaitlyn, Tyler, Jordan, and Carson; and his siblings, Roger (Lorna) Annala, Darlene (Louie) Cordileone, Glenda (Jerry) Wark, Gayla Annala, and Gary (Betty) Annala. He was predeceased by his loving parents Edward and Margaret, and his brothers Delmer, Glenn, and Oliver. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 6007 - 1A Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 0G5 (Telephone 403-255-6108, www.kidney.ca) or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Road N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 (Telephone 403-205-3966, email firstname.lastname@example.org). In living memory of Ronald Annala, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park
Published in The Calgary Herald from Oct. 11 to Oct. 15, 2013