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NATTRASS, Ralph William
May 26, 1925 – April 30, 2014
Ralph passed away at the Grey Nuns Hospital surrounded by loving family and friends; his Texan friend came up to pray with him.
He played defenseman for the Chicago Blackhawks from 1946 – 1950, had incredible energy for living and working. Ralph owned, operated and sold many types of businesses - his work ethic and business acumen unparalleled. He was very generous and devoted to helping his family and friends, assisting young people achieve their educational goals. Ralph was an avid hockey and sports fan throughout his life - especially when the Hawks were playing. He loved animals and opened his home to many dogs in need of rescue.
Ralph is survived by his children: Suzanne and John; sister: June Hill; half-brothers and sister, Ray, Delbert and Cheryl; as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his brothers: Earl, Sheldon and Gordon.
A Memorial Service will be held at Rutherford Heights Retirement Residence, 949 Rutherford Road S.W., Edmonton at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 15, 2014.
The family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to the amazing staff at Rutherford Heights Retirement Residence and the Grey Nuns Hospital.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to YESS (Youth Empowerment & Support Services), 9310 - 82 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6C 0Z6.
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Published in Edmonton Journal on May 10, 2014.
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