It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Barry Douglas Raymond of Bentley, Alberta. Barry passed away on Friday, April 22, 2016 at 8:15 p.m. at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre at the age of 70 years, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Barry was born on June 1, 1945 in Lacombe, Alberta to parents, Thelma (nee Cole) and Clinton ‘Pat’ Raymond. He lived on the family farm in the Forshee area throughout his childhood. Barry later met the love of his life, Wendy Scott, and they were united in marriage in 1970. Barry worked a variety of jobs until he started his career with Northwestern Utilities (Atco Gas) in 1974 in Edson, Alberta. In 1975, he was transferred to Red Deer where he retired from the company in 2005 after 32 years of service. Barry had many passions in his life; such as his Edmonton Eskimos and Oilers, but none were as strong as his love of farming. In 1980, he moved his family back to the family homestead. Although Barry continued to work in Red Deer, he would always find the time to work after hours to help the neighbours with harvest, and always kept a close eye on their crops every year.
Barry is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Wendy; his son, Scott of Eckville; and his daughter, Teryl (Jason) McDonagh of Red Deer; as well as three cherished grandchildren: Tyson, Jared, and Jenna. He is also survived by his brother, Lorne (Vicki) Raymond of Red Deer; in addition to other relatives and many treasured friends. Barry was predeceased by his parents, Thelma and Pat.
With respect for Barry’s wishes, no formal Funeral Service will be held. Cremation took place at the Central Alberta Crematorium, Red Deer, Alberta. If friends desire, memorial tributes in Barry’s Memory may be made directly to the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre – Administration, Box 440, Rimbey, Alberta T0C 2J0. Condolences to the Raymond Family may also be expressed by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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