Condolences to the family of Ralph Preston Cosens | DrumhellerMail
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Condolences to the family of Ralph Preston Cosens



Ralph Preston

April 22, 1917 - January 28, 2018

Ralph Cosens passed away peacefully in Edmonton at the age of 100 years. He will be forever loved and remembered by his wife of 79 years Marjorie, his children Annette, Grace (Jim) and George (Linda), his grandchildren Cheryl (Bill), David, Sean (Darlene) and Jeffrey (Wendy), nine great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and his caregiver Carmelita. He was predeceased by his parents George and Gracie Bell Cosens, his sisters Mary (Gene) and Lena (Bert), and his brother Clarence (Grace). Ralph and Marjorie were married on October 25, 1938 and farmed in the Morrin area until 1971. They bought an acreage near Red Deer in 1972 where they built their own house and lived until 1992. From there they moved to Edmonton to be closer to their children. Over the years Ralph and Marjorie travelled extensively throughout Canada and the United States, first in their travel trailer and then their Volkswagen camper van. They spent considerable time visiting family and helping out wherever needed. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Courtney-Winters Funeral Homes are in care of the arrangements.