MAIER, Ralph Joseph

November 20, 1935 – February 25, 2022

With sadness we announce Ralph’s passing on Friday, February 25, 2022. He was born in Wayne, AB, November 20, 1935.  The family moved from Willow Creek, AB to the farm in May, 1943. Ralph’s long battle with Parkinson’s disease is over. He enjoyed his family, neighbours, farming, auction sales, rodeo, and meeting new people.

Ralph is survived by his wife Carol; sons, Bob, Joe, Gary (Jill); grandchildren, Ty, Riley, Violet, Alice, and Miles; Nieces, Georgina (Wayne), and Leni; and great-nephew Adam. He was predeceased by his parents, Joe and Anna; brother, Frankie; sisters, Margaret, Martha and Marlene.  

A Big thank you to the Bethany Airdrie for the wonderful care given to Ralph.  A gathering for family and friends to be held at a later date. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made in Ralph’s name to the Parkinson’s Association of Alberta parkinsonassociation.ca or to a charity of your choice.

Arrangements entrusted to Allie Van Arnam, Funeral Director

Cochrane Country Funeral Home – cochrane@piersons.ca – 403-932-1039

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  1. On 12/03/2022 at 3:50 pm DAVE AND PAT BUCKLER Said:

    DEAR Carole and family may you memories of Ralph brighten your days ahead.Even with the many challenges he faced would always have a wee smile.Hope the coming days you find peace and I am sure he would have been worse.if it wasn’t for your devotion to him.Take care

  2. On 13/03/2022 at 10:12 am Gordon and Jean Gray Said:

    Dear Carol, Joe, Bob and Gary and families our deepest condolences on the passing of Ralph he is now at peace.

  3. On 17/03/2022 at 4:23 pm Cindy Said:

    Dear Carol

    I’m sorry for your loss. Thinking of you. Remembering Ralph’s smile.

    Cindy

  4. On 20/03/2022 at 6:06 pm Gail Meriam Said:

    Dear Carol and family, please accept my deepest condolences on Ralph’s passing. Ralph was always such a kind, pleasant and gentle man who will be sorely missed. I pray you can find peace in all your loving memories.
    Gail Meriam