November 10, 1929 – November 23, 2020
It is with abundant love and gratitude for a long life well lived, that Ray’s family sadly remembers his passing on November 23, 2020, at the age of 91.
He is lovingly remembered by his wife of 61 years, Ingrid. He will be greatly missed by his ten children, Carmen, Raymond (Karthy), Brigitte (Rick), Marc (Carmen), Rod (Ainsley), Bryan (Lisa), Brad (Shona), Charmaine (Riley), Therese and Lisa (Chris); as well as his thirty grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren. He is survived today by his brothers Gus, Gerard, and Robert, as well as his sisters Doris and Claire.
He is predeceased by his siblings Paul, Denis, Mariette and Roger. Since his passing, his brothers Laurent, Rene, Lucien, his son-in-law Ralph Heighton, and grandson Eric Heighton have also passed away.
Raymond was born on November 10, 1929 in Valmarie, Saskatchewan. He was such a blessing that his parents, Charlie and Floriane, decided to have 11 more! He married Ingrid in 1959, graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1960, then moved to Westlock with his young family to establish his practice in 1961. His family grew there from one to ten children. They then moved to St. Albert in 1979, where he continued to practice chiropractic until 2004. Ray was known for his positive attitude, always being quick with a joke, and his deep Catholic faith. Ray loved to sing and played the piano, clarinet and violin. He would often gather with his musical brothers and sisters to sing and laugh together.
There will finally be a celebration of his life on Saturday, Oct. 8 at Holy Family Parish at 12:30 pm. Any of his friends and patients are welcome to attend. Please rsvp to [email protected] if you would like to attend in order to facilitate a luncheon after.