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GRIFF, John Raymond "Ray" David
April 22, 1940 – March 9, 2016
Sadly, Ray passed on Wednesday, March 9, 2016. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Trudy; brother, Ken Greff of Hermitage, Tennessee; nieces, Brenda (Terry) Patton and family, Kathy (Mike) Fuller and family, Holy (John) Frost and family, and Susie (Roger) Radford and family all living in Tennessee; Ronald (Wendy) Hankel and family and Donald (Cindy) Hankel and family. He was predeceased by his mother, Katherine Louise Mondey and his father, George Christian Grefe. Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Ray moved to Nashville as a young man to fulfil his musical dreams. After living and working in Nashville for many years, he finally returned to Canada settling in Calgary. Ray and Trudy relocated to Vancouver Island in December of 2015. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at Southview Alliance Church, 1436 James McKevitt Road SW, in Calgary, Alberta. In lieu of flowers, please consider honouring Ray's memory by making a donation in his name to the Canadian Cancer Society.
"See ya, Love ya, Bye"
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Published in The Calgary Herald on Mar. 19, 2016
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