Mr. Ralph Edward Ashman (1945 - 2017)

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Ralph E Ashman hit his last earthly home run on November 2, 2017. The Angels threw him a curve ball he couldn't refuse. He chose to take his last breath cuddling in the loving arms of his girls.
Ralph E's life was his girls Wendy, Ashley and Akila; he was never too shy to brag about some accomplishment or tell you a story about them. His love for them will be cherished until the Angels throw them a pitch of their own.
Sports… Ralph E loved every sport known to man, just don't ask him to participate! He especially loved the personal interest stories about different players. The ones that reflected hard work and valued families were his favorite. However, no sport or sports story could ever top the many years he spent with Ashley and her basketball career. Watching Ashley rip up the court were easily the best years of his life. After Ashley moved on to her business career he would still tear up telling people about her success and accomplishments on the basketball court.
Ralph E could put aside sports to go play a competitive game of cards or shoot a game of pool with his friends. Get-togethers at the house were never without a game of cards of some kind, he loved all types of card games. The memories of laughter and sounds of competition will never leave us.
The man so many lovingly called Ralph E marched to the beat of his own drum, had inner strength that we can only envy and a dry sense of humour accompanied by quick wit that will keep us entertained retelling his stories for years to come.
Ralph E will be painfully missed and lovingly remembered by so many especially his devoted wife Wendy and daughter Ashley.
Funeral Services will be held at the Airdrie Over 50 Club (Airdrie, 275 Jensen Drive NE) on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. Reception to follow at the Airdrie Over 50 Club. Condolences may be forwarded through
In living memory of Ralph Ashman, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Airdrie, 300 TOWERLANE DRIVE, AIRDRIE, AB. Telephone: 403-948-1100.
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McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes - Airdrie Funeral Home
300 Towerlane Drive
Airdrie, AB T4B 2B7
(403) 948-1100
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Published in Airdrie City View on Nov. 24, 2017