It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our dear Ralph David Courtnage of Moose Jaw, SK who died at the age of 80 on Thursday, January 25th, 2024, after a courageous two-year struggle with cancer.

Ralph was born on June 21, 1943, in Moose Jaw to parents Fred and Jessie Courtnage.  After high school, he enrolled in the Civil Engineering Technology program at the Saskatchewan Technical Institute, graduating in 1965.  Ralph had a storied career that spanned hydrographic surveying for the federal government, entrepreneurial endeavours and real estate appraisal.

Ralph met the love of his life, Juanita, while working in Ottawa in 1968 and they were married on June 28, 1969.  They started their life together in Ottawa, then Burlington and finally Moose Jaw.

Ralph enjoyed curling, cycling, videography, outdoor activities and problem solving. In his retirement, Ralph loved to travel the globe and seek authentic experiences. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Ralph leaves to mourn his wife, Juanita, of 54 years, his sons Todd (Tracy), Ryan (Olga) and Darren (Mavis),  He also leaves to mourn his cherished grandchildren, Chloe, Kael, Adele and Freya, his brother, Don (Pat), niece, Alesya, nephew, Andrew, and many cousins and good friends.  He is predeceased by his parents, Fred and Jessie.

A Celebration of Ralph’s life will be held on Saturday, February 3rd, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. in Moose Jaw Funeral Home.  Dave Foley will officiate and burial will take place at Rosedale Cemetery.  For friends and family who are unable to attend, you are invited to view the service virtually by going to

Donations in Ralph’s name may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society 200-325 Manning Road NE Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 or to the Moose Jaw Health Foundation 55 Diefenbaker Drive, Moose Jaw, SK S6J 0C2.

Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane.  Michelle Ellis, Funeral Director 306-693-4550