December 17, 1930 – June 11, 2012
Ray beloved husband of Joyce of Calgary, passed away on Monday, June 11, 2012 at the age of 81 years
Ray was born in Tilburg, Holland on December 17, 1930 and immigrated to Canada in 1955.
Besides his loving wife he is survived by his children, Mike (Jannie), Joyce (Len) and Judy (Kevin); and grandchildren, Alexander, Jessica, Stephanie, Sarah, Elise and Spencer. Ray was predeceased by his daughter Cora (Tony).
Ray was a Cameraman with CHAT TV and saw much technological advancement in his sixteen years, he even pioneered the first mobile camera shoot by putting the camera in a friends convertible for the first on seen news report. Ray was also very involved in the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede and was on the Parade and Promotions Committee for thirty-five years, recently Ray participated as part of the Alumni.
Abiding by Ray’s wishes a Funeral Service will not be held, however a “Celebration of Life” will be announced at a later date. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Lung Association, P.O. Box 4500, Station South, Edmonton, AB T6E 6K2 Telephone: 1 (888) 566 – 5864. www.ab.lung.ca. The family wishes to “Thank” the nurses and staff of unit 94 at the Rockyview General Hospital for the exceptional and compassionate care Ray received in recent weeks.
In living memory of Ray Biggelaar, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences