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JAHRAUS, Ralph Bernard

Male 1928 - 2016  (88 years)


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  • Name JAHRAUS, Ralph Bernard 
    Alt. Birth 28 Sep 1928 
    Born 30 Sep 1928  Maple Creek, Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 1151 
    _UID 5871826BDFF94412B99685389E1DF1D36FB7 
    Died 21 Dec 2016  Medicine Hat, , Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I1149  Estacaille
    Last Modified 4 Jan 2017 

    Father JAHRAUS, Julius,   b. 3 May 1900, Eureka, McPherson county, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1960, Medicine Hat, , Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother ESTACAILLE, Bernadine,   b. 5 Feb 1908, Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 2004, Bow Island, , Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years) 
    Married 15 Nov 1927  Piapot, Swift Current region, Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F13  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Married 26 Dec 1953  Medicine Hat, Cypress county, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 12 Dec 2015 
    Family ID F821  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Sep 1928 - Maple Creek, Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Dec 1953 - Medicine Hat, Cypress county, Alberta, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Dec 2016 - Medicine Hat, , Alberta, Canada Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    Ella Jahraus; Portrait; from J
    Ella Jahraus; Portrait; from J

  • Notes 
    • email fro Lois Miller to mom letting us know of Ralph's passing

  • Sources 
    1. [S213] Obituary.

    2. [S213] Obituary (Reliability: 3).
      Ralph passed away following a brief illness on Wednesday, December 21, 2016, at the age of 88 years. He was born on September 30, 1928, in Maple Creek, SK., spending his early years in Piapot. As a young man, he moved to Medicine Hat to work in various capacities at Medalta Potteries. Ralph earned his Master Mechanic license apprenticing at Central Motors. He was also one of the first graduates of Medicine Hat College earning a diploma in Business Administration. Ralph's entrepreneurial spirit led him in many directions including farming, market gardening and finally as the owner/operator of New Life Engine Service. He was creative and passionate about everything mechanical, collecting parts and gadgets for his many projects and was able to fix anything. Ralph spent many years as a member of the Medicine Hat Vintage Car Club, Medicine Hat Rock & Lapidary Club, Medicine Hat Flying Club and was a proud supporter of the Alberta Wild Rose Party. Ralph spent the last year living at Leisure Way Community Group Home. The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to the exceptional staff who took such excellent care of their Dad; he was very happy there. Thank you also to Dr. Jonker, Dr. Monty and nurse, Heather Armstrong from HealthWorx Medical Clinic for the compassionate care provided over the years. Family always knew that their Dad was in good hands. We know your spirit has already taken flight \endash Godspeed dad. Ralph leaves his wife of 63 years, Evelyn; children, Arlen, Kerrie (Leroy) and Leta (Rick) along with his beloved grandsons, Jamie (Bev) and Nick (Kyla) Gauthier and Grayden and Ashton Zaleski as well as his great-grandchildren, Evan, Laine, Chase, Hallie and Easton. Ralph is also survived by his siblings, Velma Brost, Glen Jahraus, Ella Nelson and Lois Miller. He was predeceased by his brother, Vernon and parents, Julius Jahraus and Bernadine Kelly. A celebration of Ralph's life will be planned for the spring. (Condolences may be expressed by visiting our website at http://www.cooksouth land.com) If friends so desire, memorial donations in Ralph's name may be made to the Alzheimer's Society of Alberta, #201, 770 \endash 6 Street S.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 4J6 or to the SPCA, 55 Southwest Drive S.W., Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 8E8. Honoured to serve the family is
      Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 \endash 13th Street S.W. Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4V4 Phone 403-527-6455