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RAYMOND DON ANDRUSHUK

Born: Feb 08, 1967

Date of Passing: May 10, 2019

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RAYMOND DON ANDRUSHUK
February 8, 1967 - May 10, 2019

We are sad to announce the passing of Raymond Don Andrushuk on May 10, 2019. Ray died peacefully at the Health Sciences Centre after a tough battle with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. Ray fought hard right until the end, surrounded by family and friends. He will be greatly missed.
He is survived by wife Lorelei, son Jordan, daughter Rachel, mother Lorraine, father Norman; brothers, Robert (Lynn), Russell (Angie) and Peter (Sharla); father-in-law Einar Inman, sister-in-law Carla, brother-in-law Eric (Sheri); nephews, Jim, Owen, Jesse and Carson; nieces, Tempest, Daisy, Erin, Hanna, Maegan and Chloe; goddaughter Jacqueline; best friends, Jay, John, Norm, Kristin, Harold, and many uncles, aunts and cousins.
Ray was predeceased by his brother Norman; uncles, Jim, Russell, Nelson, and Larry; aunts, Isabelle, Mona and Shelley; and mother-in-law Claudette.
Ray was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He grew up in the Maples with his parents and four brothers. He attended Elwick Elementary School, Ken Seaford Junior High, and Maples Collegiate. He played many sports, whether pick-up games with the neighbourhood kids or organized sports such as baseball, volleyball, basketball and hockey. He excelled at them all but especially loved hockey. Many lifelong friendships were formed at the rink. Later in life, Ray would coach and manage his children's hockey and softball teams.
From early on, Ray developed a passion for fishing, hunting and the outdoors while spending summer vacations and weekends at his Uncle Larry's farm in Northwest Ontario, his grandparents' home in Gimli, or at the family property near Layland, Manitoba. This passion was passed down to his children as they spent summers camping, swimming and hanging out by the fireside with family.
Ray met Lorelei in 1985 and they married in 1987. They raised two children in St Vital. He was hardworking and handy and took pride in a job well done. Always one to help a friend, he taught his children to be kind.
An avid sports fan, Ray spent Sundays watching football with friends and attended Bomber and Jets games with Lorelei. The two of them also enjoyed going to rock concerts together.
Ray started working for his parents' heating and air conditioning company at an early age and developed a strong work ethic. He worked for ICG Propane and Federated CO-OP after getting his gas fitter A ticket from Red River College. Ray worked in the propane industry for 32 years, finishing his career as the Service Supervisor for CO-OP Propane in Brandon.
Ray was diagnosed in December 2017, yet continued to be his smiling, friendly, and generous self. He enjoyed one last fishing and hunting season with his brothers, harvesting a buck and processing it with his son in the fall of 2018.
Ray was a joyful and loving dad, son, husband, brother, uncle, cousin and friend. He will forever be in our memories and in our hearts.
Special thanks to CancerCare Manitoba and the nurses and unit aides of HSC RR-6, 800 Sherbrook for their care and compassion.
A memorial will be held at the Winnipeg Beach Legion, 20 Hamilton Ave., R0C 3G0, on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. We will then head to Tavern United Garden City, 2100 McPhillips St., R2V 3T9, for a Celebration of Life at 6:00 p.m.
Donations may be made in his memory to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Condolences may be left on his tribute wall at
www.gilbartfuneralhome.com

Gilbart Funeral Home, Gimli
in care of arrangements.

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on May 18, 2019

Condolences & Memories (10 entries)

  • My sincere condolences to the Andruscuk family. Although we did not know Ray all that long as we both moved to Rapid City about the same time,we were happy to have him as our next door neighbor. He came over numerous times after work and visited with us on the patio. We will surely miss his visits. - Posted by: Terry Robertson (Friend & neighbor ) on: May 23, 2019

  • I am deeply saddened of the hearing of Raymond's passing. Ray was one of the Maples boys gang. I'll always have memories of Ray from school & minor hockey. One of the Maples boys taken far to soon. Ray, I'll toast a drink to you tonight. Goodbye old buddy. - Posted by: Dean Wickler (Old Friend ) on: May 23, 2019

  • Robert and the Andrushuk family. Robert. my deepest condolences to you and your entire family. As you know, I had the pleasure of doing business and working alongside Ray and having you as one of my employees in the Propane business. I am sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Laverne Olson (Business Associate) on: May 23, 2019

  • Rob and Lynn, I'm sorry to hear of the passing of your brother. Our deepest condolences to the entire family during this difficult time. - Posted by: Richard & Lois (friend of Brother) on: May 22, 2019

  • My condolences to Lorelei and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I had the pleasure of working with Ray at ICG Propane. He was a very dedicated worker and always had a smile on his face. Take care Lorelei. You have many friends and colleagues supporting you. - Posted by: Julia Hall (Past work colleague at ICG Propane) on: May 19, 2019

  • Raymond you were such a gentle man and a smile that could melt a heart. Lorraine , Norman and family we send warm thoughts just know your not alone. Love Helen and Gordon - Posted by: Helen and Gordon frovich (Friend ) on: May 18, 2019

  • We are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to the entire family during this difficult time. God bless - Posted by: Angela and Marcello Urciuoli (Friends ) on: May 18, 2019

  • My deepest condolences to the Andrushuk family. I worked with Ray at Federated in Winnipeg for years'; he was always happy, friendly, outgoing and carried a positive attitude everywhere he went. Sending prayers of strength during this difficult time. - Posted by: Cindy Stevenson (Former Co-Worker) on: May 18, 2019

  • My deepest condolences to the Andrushuk family. I worked with Ray at Federated in Winnipeg for years'; he was always happy, friendly, outgoing and carried a positive attitude everywhere he went. Sending prayers of strength during this difficult time. - Posted by: Cindy Stevenson (Former Co-Worker) on: May 18, 2019

  • Lorraine and Norm. Saddened to read of Ray's passing. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Henry and Elaine Gowryluk - Posted by: Henry Gowryluk (Family friend. ) on: May 18, 2019

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