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After a drawn out illness Ray passed away peacefully on November 7th, 2012, at the age of 86 years. Devoted husband of 56 years to wife, Mary (nee: Kaiser). Loving father and "Pa" to Brad and his children Amanda and Jessica; Terry (fiancè Sundai); and Jason (Kimberley) and their children Nicholas, John, Michael and Greta. He is survived by his brothers, Archie (Margaret) Cody and Wilf (Cecilia) Cody, one sister, Rosemary Reynaud, aunt Veronica Wourms as well as his brothers and sisters-in-law in the Kaiser family and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents John and Hilda Cody; sister, Florence Abel as well as brothers-in-law, Joseph Abel, Anton Ronellenfitsch, Archie Reynaud, Jerome Kuemper and sisters-in-law Josephine Melz and Frances Kaiser. Ray married Mary Kaiser in 1956 and then embarked on a lengthy career as a grain buyer with United Grain Growers, working in Arborfield, New Osgoode, Dilke and finally Hanley. During that time his three sons were born. In 1976 the family moved to Saskatoon where Ray was employed by Robin Hood Multifoods until his retirement in 1991. Ray's pride and joy were his children and grandchildren and he spent countless hours of his retirement developing their basements, fixing things in their homes and generally helping them out; even in his weakened state sitting in a lawn chair supervising. Together with Mary they loved to take care of the grandchildren and did so for many years. Ray loved curling and in his later years skipped many games from his lazy boy. He was a life time member of the Knights of Columbus and dedicated to his church and faith. Special thanks to the Palliative homecare nursing staff, and to Dad's miracle makers Dr. Larkai and Dr. Moser. Vigil of Prayer will be held on Friday, November 9th at 7:00 p.m. and the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, November 10th at 10:00 a.m. Both services at Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church (114 Kingsmere Place). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cathedral of the Holy Family (123 Nelson Rd.) Arrangements in care of David Polzen - MOURNING GLORY FUNERAL SERVICES (978-5200). www.mourningglory.ca
Published in The Saskatoon StarPhoenix from Nov. 8 to Nov. 9, 2012