PIHOOJA, Ralph John
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On Thursday, February 7, 2013, Ralph John Pihooja of Whitecourt passed away peacefully two months before his 90th birthday.
Ralph was predeceased by Eileen "Peggy" (1991), his first wife and mother of their children. Left to mourn and always loved, is Nella, his wife; his children, John (Susan) of Whitecourt, Helen (Brent) D'Hondt of Clearwater, BC, and Elizabeth "Liz" Tardie of Edmonton; grandchildren, Daniel, Chad, Christine, Michel, Katherine, and James; and four great-grandchildren.
An only child, Ralph, joined the Royal Canadian Army at the age of 17. As a gunner in WWII, he saw action in France and Holland. Postwar, he lived an active life that centred on his family. Rest in Peace, Dad.
The family is very appreciative at this time for the care and concerns showed to Ralph by the Spruceview Lodge staff and the Whitecourt Hospital.
A Gathering of Family and Friends to Celebrate Ralph's Life will be on Wednesday, February 13 at 2:00 p.m. at Park Memorial Funeral Home, 5101 Grigg Avenue, Mayerthorpe. Private inurnment in Whitecourt Cemetery at a later date.
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Published in The Edmonton Journal from Feb. 11 to Feb. 12, 2013