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Born: Aug 24, 1941

Date of Passing: Sep 19, 2020

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John Raymond Koley (Ray), 79, of Teulon MB, passed away on Saturday, September 19, 2020, after a lengthy battle with Cancer and Alzheimer's.
Born August 24, 1941 in Winnipeg, MB, he was the son of the late Andrew Koley and Elizabeth Koley (nee Wasalina).
He is survived by his two sons, John Koley and Kevin Koley and wife Lise; his five grandchildren, Chantelle, Erik, Daryl, Karlee and Brin; three great-grandchildren, Deegan, Everett and Quinn.
Ray is predeceased by his parents as well as his longtime partner, Brenda Meyers.
A memorial service will not be held, instead the family will be holding a private wake to honour Ray's life.
If friends so desire, they can donate to the Winnipeg Humane Society in Ray's name, in lieu of flowers.
The family would like to thank the hospital staff at both the Johnson Memorial Hospital, Gimli and the Hunter Memorial Hospital, Teulon, for the kind and gracious care Ray received.
Everyone who crossed paths with Ray during his walk through life remembers him for his kindness, sense of humour and willingness to help. He will be missed but always in our hearts.

Ken Loehmer Funeral Services

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 26, 2020

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • We met "Little Ray" when our Grandma and Mom, Olive, was in care in Teulon. We knew him for a only a short time, but a very memorable time. He always greeted us with a smile and a chat filled with joking. We are sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Crystle and Vivian Good (Friend to our Grandma/Mother in Teulon Nursing Home) on: Oct 07, 2020

  • Dear Kevin, Lise, Erik and Brin. I extend my deepest sympathy to you at this time. - Posted by: Marg Austin (former neighbour) on: Oct 05, 2020

  • Alan and I first met Ray and Brenda in 1984, when we moved to property near them. We soon developed a friendship with them, due to similar interests. I will always remember Ray for his easy going style, his friendly smile, and his genuine like for people. I hope he and Alan can now get together and swap stories like they used to do over dinner. My sympathies to Ray's family. Ray was a very likeable man and a good friend. - Posted by: Judith Dedrick-williams (Friend) on: Sep 26, 2020

  • My daughter and I knew Ray and Brenda, and we are grateful for having known them. They are missed. - Posted by: Debbie Dedrick-Williams (Neighbour) on: Sep 26, 2020

  • I worked with Ray from 1966 to 1969 @ the United States Consulate General on Donald St. He would sometimes give me a ride to my north end bus stop because he also lived in the north end at that time. He lived just east of Main St. and I lived several miles further west. After the Consulate closed I lost touch with him but met his son John through wrestling. - Posted by: Terrance Richard Machalek (work mate) on: Sep 26, 2020

  • Lise, I am so sorry for the loss to you and your family of your father-in-law. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. - Posted by: Casey Jacques (Friend and previous co-worker) on: Sep 26, 2020

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