Raymond Durand
1930 - 2021
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Raymond Aime Durand September 26th, 1930 to August 25th, 2021 Raymond Aime Durand, left this Earth on August 25th 2021 in Okotoks AB. He was born on the farm in Notre Dame De Lourdes MB. He is survived by his wife Therese Durand and his children Alice (Daniel), Robert (Louise), Annette (Joseph), Marcel (Lori), Rene (Menerva) and Gilles (Marlene), numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was a kind loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, and uncle. He was from a family of 6 children, Albert, Lucienne, Maurice, Clemence and Gabriel. As we travel back through his life, one thing stands out is his joy and deep love for family, hence family reunions like no other. The Durand's would go to great lengths to gather yearly with camping, games and above all food. Ray had a quiet strength about him, his children and especially grand children could sit with him for hours listening to his life stories with a quirky sense of humor. (And if we caught on) we would all be left laughing. He loved to tease. Another great love of his was to travel, and that he did to several parts of the world. When he retired, they bought a place in Mesa Arizona and spent many winters there. He loved to golf and had a large group of golf buddies. Dancing was another past time that he and Therese enjoyed for many years. It is never easy to lose someone we love, yet we stumble bravely. Our heartbreak eased knowing he is flying free at last into the arms of our Lord Jesus. At peace at last. The journey of goodbyes will leave a deep mark on all of us. Rest in peace our sweet loving Father, Grandfather and Husband. "For God so loved the world that he gave his son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16A private service will be held in Okotoks, with burial in Notre Dame De Lourdes later. In lieu of flowers, you may consider donating to the Brenda Strafford Foundation, Tudor Manor. To email condolences please visit www.snodgrassfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements in Care of Snodgrass Funeral Home Okotoks 403-938-3111.



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Published in Weyburn Review from Sep. 8 to Oct. 8, 2021.
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September 14, 2021
Our deepest sympathies to Terry and families in the loss of Ray. We first met at Dollbeer Park in Mesa Arizona. We rented their mobile home for 2 years. We enjoyed our time golfing and dancing with them. Also all the fun park parties we had at someone’s home every week. He will be missed by all.
Adelard and Rosemarie Douan
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