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BOSCH, Raymond (Ray)

August 17, 1947 – Oyen, Alberta
December 2, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta

Ray Bosch, husband, father, (extremely proud) grandfather passed away at the South Health Campus after a prolonged battle with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at the age of 70 years.

Ray, an avid reader, skier, camper, golfer, advisor, history enthusiast, swimmer, and gardener, loved bringing flowers to his beloved wife, soaking in his hot tub, long road trips in his cherished Mustang, and had an affinity for hot dog cook outs in the rain. Ray was competitive, funny, compassionate, and driven. He worked in the Oil and Gas industry for almost thirty-five years, including thirty years at Imperial Oil as a Crude Oil Marketer. He was a proud member of the Knights of Columbus Council #7432 where he served as Deputy Grand Knight in 1993 – 94 and Grand Knight in 1994 – 95 when his Council was awarded Council of the Year. Following his retirement, Ray volunteered at Alberta Golf as a Golf Course Rater for five years and recently began volunteering at Louise Dean School as a Baby Cuddler, which should not surprise anyone with a baby who met Ray.

Ray is survived by his much-loved wife of forty-four years, Trish; his three children, Jeff, Greg (Karin), and Joanne (Alex); his two precious grandsons, Travis and Landon; and his seven siblings, Theresa, Kathleen, Millie, Linda, Steve, Gerard, and Mary Ann. He was predeceased by his parents Tony and Gertie and brother Kenneth.

Ray had the utmost respect for Dr. Charlene Fell and Kirk Mathison for their tireless care and compassion during the four years of his IPF treatment. He felt most fortunate to have been a patient of theirs. Ray’s family would also like to thank and recognize the nursing staff and respiratory therapists associated with Ward 66 at the South Health Campus who ensured his final days were as comfortable and manageable as possible. Memorial tributes may be made in memory of Ray to the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (47 Squire Bakers Lane, Markham, Ont. L3P 3G8, Attn: Calgary Chapter), Tel: 1-905-294-7645, www.cpff.ca.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB) on Friday, December 8, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church (1600 Acadia Drive S.E., Calgary, AB) on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow at the church. Graveside Service to follow at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Ray Bosch, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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  1. Laszlo Varsanyi :

    Ray will not be forgotten. A great mentor, and friend. He always spoke so fondly, and with so much pride, of his family.

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  2. Douglas Beach :

    Dear Mrs. Bosch and Family,
    I am sad for your loss of Ray. I worked with him for years as an employee of Koch, and we solved a lot of problems and had much fun together. He was an honourable man and I’ve nothing but fond memories.

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  3. Mac MacEachern :

    Dear Trish and Family
    Ray will not be forgotten. My memories of Ray are from our younger days when he had his Drivers licence and Health card memorized as he was forever having to prove his age. Interesting to hear of his volunteer work as a baby coddler as I remember one story re patting a pile of fresh laundry, He was a very generous and valued friend.

    Ruth and I offer our sincere condolences to his family.

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  4. Our deepest condolences to Trish and their family. We will miss our golf games at Saskatchewan Landing.
    Bob and Irene

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  5. Svitlana Parasiuk :

    Our Dearest and Beloved Trish and the Grand Family. Our deepest sympathies go out to you. May God give you the peace and comfort that you seek And may our prayers ease the pain of this loss. We are with you during this dark time in your lives. Al, Lana, Maria, Alex, Irene, Mark

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  6. Bosch Family – My deepest & sincere condolences out to all of you during this time of grieving. My fondest memory of Ray were the years that I sat on the CCOC Committee and Ray was always the first gentleman to come and make sure the ladies at the check in table had a chance to get something to eat and bring us a drink. Ray was a true gentleman and will be missed by many. May the time of gathering together bring out many happy stories about this fine man.

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  7. My heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. I will surely miss the presence of a truly lovable and kind person.

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  8. My sincere condolences to the Bosch Family, he will be missed at Louise Dean Centre. Although I did not get the chance to meet and speak with Ray personally, I did get the chance to see him cuddling the babies and it was a wonderful sight! We don’t have many males (father figures and grandfather figures) in the building so it was a heart warming moment when I first saw him rocking in the rocking chair snuggling a wee baby:)

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  9. Marie Weingartshofer :

    Dear Bosch family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I was thrilled to learn that we had a man volunteering as a baby cuddler here at Louise Dean Centre and I had the chance to meet Ray as he was arriving for one of his volunteer shifts. He seemed like a very gentle soul, with a sense of humour. I’m sure he did much good in his time with us.

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  10. Brenda Waller :

    Dear Trish and family. Hearing of Ray’s passing at Tuesday’s PF meeting left us saddened beyond measure. I am so very very sorry for your loss. Ray’s smile, energy and caring leaves a space in this world that cannot be filled. His place in Heaven is assured. May peace come to you and your family as you grieve this wonderful man.
    Sincerely, Brenda Waller

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  11. To our beloved boss Steve and his family, we at Steve’s office were sorry to hear of Ray’s passing. We got to hear the fun stories of their recent fishing adventures together with the gang. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Ray is only a thought away as he lives on in your hearts.
    Sherilee, Helen, Alpha, Gurleen, Flavia, Grace & Beverlee

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  12. Al and Joan Dedesko :

    Dear Trish and family, We are very sorry to learn today of Ray’s passing. His energetic, humorous outlook, combined with his sharp business acumen always made it a pleasure working with Ray. Ray was also a fun “people person”, earning respect throughout the oil and gas business. We hope that the fond memories of Ray can help bring you some peace at this difficult time.
    With deepest sympathy, Al and Joan Dedesko

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  13. Heartfelt condolences to Trish and family from Bernie and I. I cherish the opportunity to have worked with Ray at Enbridge after his retirement from Esso. He was always compassionate and a joy to be with. He enjoyed working with people and tried his utmost to make everyone happy. He will be missed by all who knew him.

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  14. Roma Pastershank :

    Trish, Joanne and Jeff,
    I am so very sorry for your loss and heartache. I didn’t know Ray but I know you guys and I’m sending lots of hugs your way.

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  15. My sincere condolences to the family. I feel very fortunate to have met Ray when he was at Esso and worked with him at Enbridge. He was one of those unforgettable characters in the industry and he always treated me like we’d known each other forever. I ran into him at the local Coop just a few months ago and he was being optimistic about things so I am very sorry to hear of his passing.

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  16. Jim & Ann Burroughs :

    Thoughts, and prayers are with Ray, and the family. Please accept our condolences.

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  17. Allan & Rebecca (Rob) Chilton :

    Trish and family,
    We have thought of you and Ray often since the Kin School days in Swift Current.
    We are saddened to hear of Rays passing.
    We moved to Calgary in spring of 2016 . Looking forward to connect with you.
    Sending our love.

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  18. Doug and Sharon Wilkins :

    Dear Trish and family;
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Numerous happy memories seem to ease the sadness of Ray’s passing. His joyous laugh and inviting smile have left an indelible mark on our hearts.
    Our deepest sympathy,
    Doug and Sharon Wilkins

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