February 8, 1938 - January 21, 2019
It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of our beloved husband, dad, brother, grandpa, great-grandpa and friend on Monday, January 21, 2019.
Ray will be missed by his wife, Sheila; brother, Armand(Nancy); daughters, Brenda (Paul), Debbie (Rey), Nancy, and Shirley (Kevin); step-daughters, Jodi (Randy) and Ashley (Dom); grandchildren, Charlene (Kevin), Travis (Monique), Brad (Christina), Tyler (Danielle), and Keira; as well as great-grandchildren Wesley, Chloe, Zakari, Brooklynn, Blake, Benjamin, Finnley, Jake, Brooke, Angelina, and Franco, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife, Diane.
My grandpa worked at Buhler Industries for many years. He was a dedicated hard worker. He retired from Buhler 15 years ago at the age of 65. Grandpa enjoyed his retirement by spending time with his wife and family. Watching his grandchildren and great-grandchildren grow up was something he loved to do. We always kept him on his toes!
My grandpa enjoyed playing crib, fishing with family, watching the Jets game, and scratching lotto tickets, hoping to win money to buy more lotto tickets. Grandpa loved to go for bike rides, bus rides and walks, as well as spending time with his 2 dogs Sassy and Nova. He never really sat still, he always found something to do whether it was cooking, shopping, or fixing things up around the house.
Losing my Grandpa was one of the hardest things that has happened in my life. I had to say goodbye to a very special Grandpa. I have so many great memories with him and I will cherish them in my heart forever. I will miss having him in my life. He always told me to never give up and to be myself no matter what people were telling me. I thought he was going to live for more years to come but unfortunately God had different plans. My Grandpa was a strong fighter until he couldn’t fight any longer. Grandpa will be in my heart forever and always
"A Grandpa holds his Grandchild’s hand for a while and their heart for a lifetime."
A celebration of Raymond’s life was held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 25, 2019 at the Southglen Mobile Home Community Hall, located at 38B Springwood Drive, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
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