Obituary: Ralph Loder, PPPC Past Chair
He Was 90
Ralph Loder, a past chairperson of the Promotional Product Professionals of Canada (PPPC) and a 1989 PPAI Hall of Fame inductee, died on December 6. He was 90.
During his ad specialty industry career, Loder successfully built The Loder Group of companies into, at one time, the largest promotional products firm in Canada. Loder was also devoted to the Edmonton area and was involved in countless community programs throughout his life. One of his passions was his service to the Citadel Theatre, which he helped originate.
Loder is survived by his wife of 64 years, Bonnie, daughters Linda and Trish, sons Doug and Ken, as well as eight grandchildren. Memorial donations in Loder's honor may be made to the Citadel Theatre.