Capt Ronald Sinnot Graham, RCE (Ret'd)

    • Capt Ronald Sinnot Graham, RCE (Ret'd)
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    We regret to advise of the death of Captain Ronald “Ron” Sinnot Graham (Ret’d) peacefully at the Colonel Belcher Care Centre in Calgary AB on 19 March 2005.

    Ron was born in Moose Jaw SK in 1917.  He graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Mechanical Engineering degree in 1940 and went to work with Consolidated Paper in Three Rivers QC.  He was a WW II veteran having joined the Royal Canadian Engineers in 1941 and served overseas with 1st Field Park Company.  He retired in 1946 with the rank of Captain.

    After demobilization Ron settled in Calgary first working as an estimator for Dominion Bridge, then as a construction engineer for Stevenson Architects.  He joined Hurst Construction Management in 1950 and ultimately became co-owner.  His construction career continued until 1986 when he retired.  Ron was involved with many major construction projects in the Calgary area such as; Union Milk, Burns Packing, Mount Royal College, Calgary Packers, the Stampede Corral, Bennett & Shaw Warehouse, Mount Royal College, Wm. Roper Hull School, and various Boys and Girls clubs. 

    Ron was actively involved in community services with Cubs and Scouts and the Rotary Club where he supported many of their activities. He was awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship for his service to the Rotary Club and was a long-term director of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary.  He also served as past president of the Calgary General Contractors Association, past Vice President of the Calgary Construction Association and many other construction related committees.   He was a member of the City of Calgary Building Appeal Board.

    A private cremation will be conducted followed by a Memorial Service to be held on 24 March at Parkdale United Church, Calgary.  Donations may be made to the Rotary Clubs of Calgary Foundation, Suite 310, The Kahanoff Centre, 1202 Centre Street South, Calgary, AB T2G 5A5. {gdMar2016kh}