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Ralph Gilbert Rigel
June 29, 1941 - January 28, 2017
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<div itemprop="description">RIGEL, RALPH GILBERT<br>June 29, 1941 —January 28, 2017<br><br>With sadness we announce the passing of Ralph Rigel on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the age of 75 years. Ralph is survived and lovingly remembered by his wife, Jane, his children and their spouses Bev (Dave), Ken (Nicole) and Tom (Brandy) and his grandchildren — Kyle, Jordan, Emily, Kenzie, Tate, Colton and Rayah. Ralph is also survived by his brother Murray and many in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends. He is pre-deceased by his brother, Kenneth, and his parents, Lois and Otto Rigel. A cowboy at heart, Ralph was extremely proud of his western heritage. He loved horses, dogs and pick-up trucks. He was a jack of all trades, and was always busy with his hands, tinkering on cars and working with wood and leather. Ralph loved to travel the highways of Southern Alberta and the Rocky Mountains, and was happiest behind the wheel of his big yellow bus. The family extends their thanks and deep appreciation to Dr. Marilyn Basinger and the many nurses and aides at Rockyview General Hospital who cared for Ralph over the last few months. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alberta Lung Association ( or to the FCA amateur Rodeo ( A Celebration of Ralph’s Life will be held at Eden Brook Funeral Home (17th Avenue & Lower Springbank Road S.W.) on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.</div>