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Born: Jan 05, 1947

Date of Passing: Mar 30, 2017

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RAYMOND DAVIS ANDRUSIAK January 5, 1947 - March 30, 2017 Ray, dearly beloved husband of Christine, passed away peacefully at St. Boniface General Hospital after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Christine, of more than 47 years; only sister Diane Rollinson (Howard) and nephews Bradley Parsons (Jamie); Wesley Parsons (Melissa) and children Kendall and Teagan. Also survived by mother-in-law Josephine Burke; niece and nephew Sheldon and Sherri Scott, son and daughter of deceased brother-in-law Larry Scott, brothers-in-law William Scott Jr. (Kim) and daughter Crystal Zepick (Kevin) and sons Brody and Luke; William George Burke; Brian Burke (Linda) and daughter Cassidy; sister-in-law Diane Ruesgen (Roland) and children Megan and Jesse; aunts, uncles and many cousins. Thank you to many dear relatives and friends (C.N.R. co-workers and Classic and Street Rod enthusiasts) who, after the diagnosis, continued to call, visit, send cards, fruit baskets, flowers and treated Ray as normal, as he wanted, during the past year and a half. Being a "people person", this meant so much to him. Special thank you to "best bud" Lee and family - Tricia, Matthew and Sarah Trakalo -for bringing so much joy to Ray for many years. Along with Lee's dedication and expertise regarding the street rod, mention is made of Rick Enns and Dan Labossiere for their contributions to our '47 Merc which we much enjoyed. Deepest gratitude to Dr. F. Olynyk and staff; Dr. J. Paul and staff at CCM/Health Sciences Centre; Dr. B. Kowaluk and staff at CCM/Concordia. A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Canad Inns, 826 Regent Ave. West. Respecting Ray's wishes, cremation has taken place with a private graveside service at Transcona Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, if any one desires, donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, Winnipeg Humane Society, or a charity of one's choice. Giving and Forgiving Family and friends may sign a Book of Condolence at Glen Lawn Funeral Home 204-982-7550

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 08, 2017

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • We remember Ray as a happy go lucky guy who liked to watch hockey games and sports in his man cave. He was honest, hardworking. and had a wicked sense of humour. He enjoyed ice-fishing and car shows and loved his street rod. He was meticulous with all his cars. He always had a smile on his face and a new joke to tell. Ray also liked to work out at the gym and did so until the end. Ray enjoyed the last few months of his life with Christine, exploring the sights of Winnipeg, including the Zoo, Museum of Human Rights, Fort Garry Hotel, downtown WPG, the Forks, Art Gallery, and a trip to the USA. He made every moment count with his wife, family and friends. He was an angel and will be missed! Sincere condolences to Christine and family and friends. Gerry and Marlene Shuster - Posted by: Marlene & Gerry Shuster (Friends) on: Apr 11, 2017

  • I worked with Ray at Symington (CNR) for many years; also curled with him at St. Vital. I am sorry to hear of his passing. He was always a happy, smiling good person who brighten our life at the CN. He will be missed by all who knew him. - Posted by: Art Cuddeford (Friend) on: Apr 10, 2017

  • Dear Chris, We have just learned of your loss and feel saddened by it. We want to join the many other people who are standing with you with sympathy, support and prayer. We ask the Holy Spirit to be your Comforter. May the joyful memories of your years with Ray also help you through the tough times. Be blessed! - Posted by: Martha and Bruce (Friends) on: Apr 10, 2017

  • Have often thought of how you two were doing. So sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my prayers. Do take care & God Bless. Sincerely Kathy Smith - Posted by: Kathleen Smith (worked together at Burrows) on: Apr 09, 2017

  • So sorry to hear of Ray's passing. So glad there was time for a good visit with you both last year. Just know our thoughts and prayers are with you Chris at this most difficult time. - Posted by: Anne and Dick Shannon (School Friend) on: Apr 09, 2017

  • Condolences from your Parksville/Indio cousins Liz and Earl Andrusiak We miss Ray's infectious laugh and smiling face. Rest in Peace Ray and may you connect with Muskie. May God grant you solace Chris. - Posted by: Earl And Liz Andrusiak (cousin) on: Apr 08, 2017

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