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Born: Jun 06, 1947

Date of Passing: Jun 28, 2020

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June 6, 1947 - June 28, 2020

It is with heavy hearts we say good-bye to "Duffer".
He will be sadly missed by his wife of 50 years, Michelle, his two daughters, Gisele (Carmine) and Danielle (Andrew), grandchildren, Riley (Alissa), Alyssa, McKayla and Daniel, and two great-grandchildren, Charles and Lewis. As well, his brothers and sisters and many nieces and nephews. Ray was predeceased by his father, mother and older sister.
Ray worked for the airlines beginning with Trans Air in Churchill and ending his career with Air Canada. He loved playing baseball, curling, travelling and spending the summers with family and friends at West Hawk Lake.
He was a die hard Bomber and Jets fan which had an influence on most of his wardrobe. "Go Blue" "Go Jets' Go"!
A Celebration of Life will be held in the fall.

Arrangements entrusted with:
Rock Fontaine Funeral Director
Honour - Respect - Dignity
(204) 223-2576 or toll free 1 (866) 499-2601

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 04, 2020

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • My deepest condolences to the whole family at such a painful loss. Through the years growing up I had a safe haven spending time with your family and my favorite memories always include your Dad's big laugh booming out at any gathering, moments of real joy. (And the Bombers - Ray was my introduction to a true Bomber fan) - Posted by: Julie Schwartz (Family friend) on: Jul 23, 2020

  • I can hear the belly laugh all the way here. R.I.P. Duffer. We shared a first name and year of birth. Both worked for Transair and retired from Air Canada. Both spent time in Churchill. Lots of memories. - Posted by: Ray Bolton (former coworker ) on: Jul 07, 2020

  • So sorry Michelle....50 done good!!!!! - Posted by: Michelle S Vandenbroeck (Friend) on: Jul 05, 2020

  • Ray and myself worked many years together especially at Canadian Airlines in Commissary. We had many laughs together and a good working relationship......condolences to family and friends....he was a good man....RIP - Posted by: Charlie Guarino (Friend) on: Jul 04, 2020

  • I will miss you Ray. God Bless you my friend. Great times playing baseball with you. - Posted by: David Cowen (work friend) on: Jul 04, 2020

  • Deepest condolences to our wonderful friends during this difficult time. We love you and if we can help in any way, we are not far away. - Posted by: Lisa And Albie Branconnier (Friend) on: Jul 04, 2020

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