Ralph Hansch

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HANSCH, Ralph Lawrence On February 29, 2008, Ralph Lawrence Hansch passed away peacefully at the age of 83 years. Ralph was a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather. He was a man of endless compassion and generosity who touched the lives of many friends and relatives by his warmth and acts of kindness. Born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Captain Ralph Hansch served as a Firefighter for the City of Edmonton Fire Department from April 6, 1949 to May 19, 1984. A natural athlete, Ralph excelled in hockey, baseball, golf and curling. Ralph was a member of the Edmonton Mercurys hockey team who captured a gold medal for Canada at the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo, Norway. Ralph is survived by his sons Rob (Cheryl), Randy; daughter Heather (Rodger) Davidson; grandchildren Melanie (Greg) Martin, Christopher; great-grandchild Abigail; sister Phyllis Wilson and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Bonnie; and parents Clayton and Catherine Hansch. A celebration of life for the Gold Medal Champion and Hall of Famer will be held at the First Presbyterian Church 10025-105th Street Edmonton, Alberta T5J 1C8, on Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers,donations may be made to the Firefighters Burn Treatment Society, Edmonton Chapter, #1, 7024-101 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6A 0H7. The family would like to express sincere gratitude to the friends and relatives that took the time to visit Ralph during his stay at the Allen Gray and Grey Nuns Hospital. Our thanks go out to Karen MacMillan and the doctors and nursing staff at the Grey Nuns Hospital (Unit 54) for their support and care. Howard & McBride Westlawn Chapel 484-5500
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Published in The Edmonton Journal from Mar. 2 to Mar. 4, 2008
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