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Date of Passing: Aug 28, 2023

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Raymond Joseph Mario MacDuff passed away peacefully with his loving wife Linda by his side on Monday, August 28, 2023 in Winnipeg, MB, at the age of 70 years.

Ray leaves to mourn his wife Linda Lamirande, his sister Monique (Martin) Vogt of Lethbridge, AB, his sister Florence Hrehirchek, Prince Rupert, BC, nieces Lisa (Andrew), Natalie, Danielle (Martijn) and Lisa, nephews, Marc and Loren, great-nieces, Lauren, Chloe and Sophie, and Linda’s stepdaughter, Tina as well as many friends. He is predeceased by his father Raymond MacDuff senior and his mother Elda MacDuff née Dal Bello.

A funeral service will not be held as per Ray’s wishes. A private celebration of Ray’s life will be held at a later date.

Friends that so desire may make donations in Ray’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society or to a charity of choice.

Family and friends may sign a book of condolence at

Glen Lawn Funeral Home


As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 02, 2023

Condolences & Memories (9 entries)

  • Over the years, I really enjoyed Ray's stories of riding his motorcycle in Arizona during the winters. I really wish I was able to take Ray up on his invitation to visit him and Linda in Arizona. Our own lives get so busy, and real life takes us in different directions, however it was always a pleasure to sit and talk with you Ray. I will miss our chats greatly. Deepest Condolences to you Linda, our thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family at this trying time. - Posted by: Alan Grant (Friend) on: Sep 05, 2023

  • So sorry for your loss Linda, I spent 4 weeks with Ray in Churchill, .. . We had a great time fishing exploring and working of course. Ray was a good man. He always had lots of stories and he led a life full of lots of adventures. - Posted by: Bill Grant (Work friend) on: Sep 02, 2023

  • Thinking of you Linda. Such a tragic loss. Ray had such an incredible spirit and his creativity knew no bounds. I hope your precious memories will comfort you. I feel so fortunate to have known Ray and treasure the years we worked together at the airport. Shelley Krassman - Posted by: Shelley Krassman (Friend & co worker) on: Sep 02, 2023

  • I met Ray in October 1983 and we worked together for many years at Canada Customs. Ray was a great guy to work with, we had a lot of laughs, and he was a terrific friend to everyone. Ray loved to sing, play keyboards, and guitar, with his musician friends. Ray was a family man and he often spoke about Linda with great love and affection. We were very sad to learn of Ray's passing. Our sincere condolences to Linda and his family. - Posted by: Greg & Crystal Boswick (Friends ) on: Sep 02, 2023

  • Very sad news! Ray always had a song in his head and on many occasions would voice either a guitar riff or a drum solo, and/or a solo, with all the hand and body motion of a rock star, which entertained us all! He was instrumental in getting and keeping our ceremonial unit with Customs together, teaching us how to march, stand at attention and stand at ease. I can still hear him belting out the orders! He volunteered to help my son's boy scout troop to march as well and the boys were stoked! Linda, I am so sorry for your loss, Ray was truly a special person and he will be missed by many! - Posted by: Brenda Hildebrand (Friend and former colleague) on: Sep 02, 2023

  • A shock!! I will always remember Ray as a force of nature at work. If it needed doing and was assigned to Ray... Step out of the way and watch the magic!! I knew him as a complicated man with a very good heart, who felt deeply and spoke loudly of what he felt. I had lost touch with him in the years since his retirement, but I will always remember the stories. Ray had a very interesting life, and lived a lot in his years.. Condolences to Linda, and his family and friends. - Posted by: Paul Van Horne (Former Colleague and friend) on: Sep 02, 2023

  • Linda, anyone could tell in his eyes and how he smiled at you and the respect he had for you, that he loved you so much. Ray was such a caring, and thoughtful man. And we can’t forget that sense of humour he had! He touched the hearts of many people. And oh how he loved animals. Everything from squirrels (which he routinely fed, to have as a pet in the backyard) to looking after a couple of stray cats. Even when on holidays he thought it was a good idea to go visit wolves in a caged in area. Of which Linda and Ray had a good ‘visit’ with them.. Only Ray and Linda would enjoy doing something like this together. Ray fought his cancer with such strength and determination. He had the will to beat this beast. Ray fought very hard. Then his body got too tired… Ray is missed by anyone who met him. Will miss our conversations. Will miss your smile. Will miss your thoughtfulness. And believe it or not, will miss your sense of humour. Love you Brenda - Posted by: Brenda and Don macewan (Close friends) on: Sep 02, 2023

  • Firstly condolences to the family and friends of Ray. He was a big presence with a kind nature. I still remember his retirement party and how much fun we all had that day. He made us laugh and although I hadn't seen him in a while - he will be missed. - Posted by: Lorraine S (co-worker/friend) on: Sep 02, 2023

  • I was very lucky to have an opportunity to work with Ray in several different decades. Ray was a great story teller and entertainer in the workplace. Ray was a diligent inspector and and an accomplished photographer. Ray and I used to talk about how we would be the first generation to insist that classic rock be played at all 75+ functions..Ray was a big man with an even bigger heart. My wife and I send our deepest condolences to his wife Linda and all his extended family. Neil Stewart - Posted by: Neil Stewart (Friend) on: Sep 02, 2023

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