Born in Rawdon, QC on August 4, 1928, Ray passed away peacefully at the Crowsnest Pass Continuing Care Centre, Blairmore, AB on May 3, 2019, now completing 90 fulfilling years of life.
Feeling adventurous, Ray left Rawdon, QC as a young man, travelling across Canada. In the years that followed, he found employment at many locations, finally ending up in Coleman, AB in the 1960s where he was employed by Atlas Lumber Co. and R & R Lumber. When in Coleman, Ray made his home on the Michalsky Ranch. He was welcomed by Ted and Connie, and instantly became a member of the Michalsky family. He resided here for twenty-five years. In 2005, when ill health dictated, Ray moved to the York Creek Lodge where he was very contented and pleased to call the Lodge his new home. Ray always proved to be a dedicated and hard-working employee, but retained a keen interest in prospecting. His quiet times were filled with his dream of one day finding “the mother lode”.
Ray was kind, generous and sensitive, and always a gentleman. He leaves an emptiness in the hearts of all who knew him.
Left to remember and cherish memories of a good friend are Connie, Karen, Terry and Melody Michalsky and their families, as well as his extended family in Quebec.
With respect for Ray’s wishes, no funeral service will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations will be gratefully accepted by the York Creek Lodge Residents’ Association. (PO Box 1050, Blairmore, AB T0K 0E0). Condolences may be registered at www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca.
Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements.