With full hearts of great memories, we announce the passing of Raymond Rouault four days shy of his 88th birthday after a year and half long battle with bowel cancer.
Ray leaves behind his best friend and wife of 63.5 years, Mary Lou; son Ron (Rose) Rouault; daughter Yvette Page; 6 treasured grandchildren: Blaine (Cera) Rouault, Nicole (Trent) Wilson, Garrett Rouault, Lisa, Brian and Dean Page; 4 great-grandchildren: Caelyn, Lyra and Aurelia Rouault and Sophia Wilson.
Ray was predeceased by his daughter Lorraine; son Denis and son-in-law Jim Page.
Ray lived in the St. Albert area his whole life and had a successful farming career. He married Mary Lou on October 23, 1956 and built a very full, rewarding life with his family and friends. Ray was a family man, putting his wife, kids and grandkids first, a devout member of the St. Albert Catholic Parish and a great friend maintaining friendships of 60 years plus. He easily made many new friends with every phase of his life. Ray was a gentleman, treating people with kindness and respect. He had a strong work ethic. Ray had many interests including curling, golfing, fishing, slo-pitch, building and fixing things, going to school activities with grandchildren, watching sports, vacationing and socializing at Tim Horton’s and the Crown and Tower. Ray volunteered in his community helping to build the bell tower at the St. Albert Catholic Church; was an honorary Kinsmen helping with the annual Rainmaker Rodeo for many years; and helped create and sponsored the first Plus 40 Men’s Slo-pitch league at Meadowview Diamonds. He was also a past president of the St. Albert Curling Club and worked renovating the upstairs into the first lounge, as well as building the trophy cases. Ray was involved in the St. Albert Curling Club even before he was married and was a lifetime member still curling three times a week until this past February.
The family is thankful for excellent medical care by doctors/friends Dr. Darcy Zalasky and the late Dr. Norm MacDonald; excellent care at the Sturgeon Community Hospital over the last several years; compassionate care of AHS Home/Palliative Care teams and Exquisicare; and last but certainly not least, his new family and friends at Ironwood Estates Senior Residence for their compassion and support during his last journey.
In lieu of flowers, please consider Memorial Donations to the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 8712 48 Avenue NW #105, Edmonton, AB, T6E 5L1.
Due to COVID, no funeral service will be held at this time.
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Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home
St. Albert Chapel