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Born: Nov 16, 1947

Date of Passing: Aug 20, 2005

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FREDERICK RAY WHITEWAY It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Ray Whiteway on August 20, 2005. He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years Myrna; sons Morgan (fiancee Monica Tardi), and Brock; his brother Peter and wife Peggy of Calgary; sister Christine and husband Bob Campbell of Langley. Also left to cherish his memory are his mother-in-law Myrle MacKay of Portage la Prairie; sister-in-law Beth and husband Bob Weaver of Calgary; brother-in-law Scott and wife Lori of Calgary and many nieces and nephews. Ray was predeceased by his parents Fred and Kathleen Whiteway in 1997 and 2005. Ray was born on November 16, 1947 in Winnipeg. During his 57 years, he enjoyed a happy and active life. After attending university he worked for the Manitoba Association of School Trustees for 20 years (Director of Labour Relations). After leaving MAST, Ray founded Whiteway Associates Ltd., Consultants in Labour Relations and Human Resources and was mentoring his son Morgan in the business in which he was so passionately involved. He was Chairman of the Board of Directors of Manitoba Blue Cross. He was also Chair of Blue Cross Life Insurance Company of Canada and Uni-Blue Inc. He was a member of the Board of Manitoba Medical Services Foundation and Canadian Association of Blue Cross Plans. He previously served as a director of Ducks Unlimited Winnipeg South Committee, Teachers' Retirement Annuation Fund, Manitoba Theatre for Young People, Teachers' Certificate Review Committee and Labour Management Review Committee. For all his achievements Ray was a humble man. He was recognized in the business community for his communication skills and having the gift to resolve challenging issues. Those who knew Ray recognized his special devotion to his wife Myrna and his family. He will always be remembered for his sense of humour and vibrant charisma. He enjoyed living life to the fullest and especially spending time at the cottage in Nestor Falls with family and friends. He maintained a special group of friends with whom he enjoyed socializing, travelling, hunting and fishing. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held on Friday, August 26 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Road United Church, 613 St. Mary's Rd, with Rev. Susan Tough officiating. An interment will take place at Green Acres Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations may be made to the Manitoba Heart and Stroke Foundation, 200-6 Donald St., Winnipeg, MB R3C 1L8 (204-949-2000) or to the Salvation Army, 500-55 Donald St., Winnipeg, MB R3C 1L8 (204-953-1500) or charity of your choice. GREEN ACRES Funeral Home and Cemetery Hwy. #1 E. at Navin, (204) 222-3241

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 22, 2005

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • Our family always enjoyed Ray so very much. He was always teasing our one daughter, always was very thoughtful and caring about Roy and I and Darryl. We are going to miss him a lot as he was the BEST!! - Posted by: Marilyn & Roy Brown (Friend) on: Sep 11, 2005

  • Wishing we could be with you to express our condolences and assist in any possible way. Ray was definitely the "IT" guy at the lake with something interesting going on continually. It was indeed our pleasure to be included in his circle of entertainment. Morgan and Brock, your dad took our sons into the larger circle of his South Narrow family when you were just youngsters. They delighted in his company and the attention. Myrna, your loss is difficult to comprehend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and into the future. Jerry and Sharron Stepro - Posted by: Jerry and Sharron Stepro (Friend) on: Sep 11, 2005

  • I am so sorry to hear of Ray's passing. Ray and I spent many an hour across the bargaining table from each other as adversaries, but never enemies. He always treated me and the workers I was representing with the utmost respect and courtesy. A true gentleman. My sympathies to Ray's family. - Posted by: Darlene Dziewit (Acquaintance) on: Sep 11, 2005

  • Ray, we will miss you dear friend! You and your family were the best cottage neighbors we could have ever asked for and we always enjoyed catching up with you every August on our trips up from Cincinnati. We were looking forward to another one of your wonderful porch parties. We will never forget your wonderful outgoing personality, never-ending sense of humor and graciousness. If we ever needed a thing, you were always there and we will all miss your summer companionship. Rest in peace dear friend. Mike, Madelynn and Pete Jenior - Posted by: Mike, Madelynn & Pete Jenior (Family) on: Sep 11, 2005

  • We are so sorry to hear about Ray. It was such a shock to us. He will be greatly missed here in our little neighborhood at Nestor Falls. Our love and prayers go to Myrna and the family. Larry and Luanne - Posted by: Larry & Luanne Dennison (Friend) on: Sep 11, 2005

  • Just wanted to say how devastated I was to hear of Ray's death. I was a neighbour as a kid, Peter and I were actually the same age and friends. I have known Ray since those days, and had bumped into him frequently in the community. This is a loss for all who knew him, and for Winnipeg business as well. Please accept my most heartfelt sympathies during this most painful time. Respectfully, Tim Nosworthy - Posted by: Tim Nosworthy (Acquaintance) on: Aug 23, 2005

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