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KYLE, Raymond “Ray” William

January 31, 1935 – October 12, 2011

Raymond “Ray” William Kyle beloved husband of Betty of Calgary, passed away on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at the age of 76 years.

Ray was born in Sussex, NB. He was in the Reserve Army for many years. Ray and Betty were married on February 11, 1956. Ray began his career with CN Rail in 1958, retiring in 1995. This took him and his family from Moncton, NB to Calgary, AB, with many stops on the way. He enjoyed golfing and travelling to visit family.

Besides his loving wife Betty, Ray is survived by eight children, Chris, John (Maria), Doug (Lynne), Lorrie, Linda (Wilf), Rob (Jane), Beth (Dave), Mike (Jen), and Marc (Roxane), Randa, Matthew, Anabela and Marla; seventeen grandchildren, also expecting a granddaughter in December and two great-grandchildren; sister Christina “Teenie”; brothers Norman (Jeanne) and Bob (Carol); brother-in-law Doug; sister-in-law Jean; as well as numerous extended family members and friends. He was predeceased by an infant son Edward; daughter Mary; and grandson Neil.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: 1 (866) 412-4222. www.albertacancer.ca/memorial or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

In living memory of Ray Kyle, 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.

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  1. Mary and Tom Noel :

    Dear Betty and all of the family
    We so wish we could be there with all of you, because our greatest wish at this time would be to have our arms around you. It goes without saying that our prayers and thoughts will be with you all, and we will be there in spirit.
    I’m sure you know how much we will miss Ray. He was a most treasured family member.

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  2. Ernie and Gerry Eagles :

    Dear Betty, Teenie, Norm, Bob and Carol,and extended families .
    Please except our sincere sympathy on the death of Ray .May the memories that you hold dear help you throught the difficult days ahread. A donation to the Sussex Baptist Church will be made in Memory of Ray .
    Sincerely
    Ernie and Gerry Eagles

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  3. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Betty and all your family, at this sad time

    Love Kay and Jim Robertson

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  4. Dear Betty & family,
    Although we are far apart my thoughts and prayers are with you. Hang on to each other and remember Ray loved you all. Treasure the memories. With love & sympathy.
    Jane Secord

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  5. David Mcilwaine :

    Betty, please accept my condolence on the loss of Ray. Ray was a wonderful person with wit, positivity, charm and compassion.
    Ray will be missed by all. If I can be of any assistance please call, I’m just around the corner.

    Yours sincerely,
    David McIlwaine.

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  6. Louise McGinnis :

    Betty & family, Please accept my sincere sympathy. My prayers are with you at this difficult time. Sincerely, Louise McGinnis

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  7. Betty and Family:

    Please accept my sincere condolences.
    Ray was a gem of a person. We kept in close touch since our retirement from CN and shared many a story.
    I will miss him greatly.

    With sincere regards,

    Howard Browne

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  8. Dear Betty, Chris, John, Doug, Lorrie, Linda, Rob, Beth and Mike,

    I was so saddened to hear of the death of Uncle Ray. I hope the memories you have of Ray; a wonderful husband and father, will help to console you in this terribly hard time.

    With Love,
    Paula

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  9. Bill and Sharon Kyle :

    Dear Betty and Family
    So sorry to hear of Uncle Ray’s passing.
    May all your memories bring a smile to your face and warm your hearts. Thoughts and prayers are with you,
    Bill Sharon Shane and Blake

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  10. Bob & Carol Kyle :

    Dear Betty and family—-Sorry we won’t be with you at Ray’s funeral. We will miss his yearly visits and I will miss my email buddy—Thinking of you all—with love Bob & Carol

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  11. Brendan and Morgan Driscoll :

    Dear Betty and Family.

    We are sorry to hear of Ray’s passing and our thoughts and prayers go out to you all. He will be missed.

    Love,
    Morgan and Brendan

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  12. Susanne and Bob Whitters :

    Betty and Family,
    We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Uncle Ray was a great family man who always made an effort to keep everyone up-to-date on the Kyle family. We are glad Betty, Ray, Beth and family stopped in to see us on their way to St. Martin’s this past summer!
    We send our heartfelt sympathy to Betty and family. We are sending a donation to the IWK Children’s Hospital serving the Maritimes in Uncle Ray’s Honour.
    Love,
    Susanne, Bob, Nicholas, Joseph and Reese Whitters

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  13. Rick & Kelly Kyle :

    Dear Betty and Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad and difficult time. Uncle Ray was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed. We always enjoyed our visits and Ray’s humorous stories. A donation to the Sussex Baptist Church will be made in the memory of Ray.

    Love,
    Rick, Kelly, Katie & Jake Kyle

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  14. Frank and Therese Whitters :

    Dear Betty and Family,
    Sending our sincere condolences at this sad time…wonderful memories of Ray and the Kyle Family living next door to the Whitters Family on Nelson St.
    What great times we had growing up together!
    God Bless,
    Frank and Therese Whitters

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  15. Peter, Tammy, Brett and Marcus :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you at this most difficult time. Ray was a great guy and we loved his visits to the east. He will be missed by all who new him. Love and Hugs.

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  16. Dave McNeilly :

    Our thoughts are with you today.

    We are going to very much miss our yearly visits from Baba. Rachael and Brendan were always asking when the arrival date was and looked forward to it.

    Although we are not there physically, you can be assured we are with you in heart, mind and spirit. We are all going to miss Baba very much.

    Love,
    Dave, Rachael and Brendan McNeilly

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  17. Sorry to hear about Rays passing.Just letting you know that we are praying for you and your family. If you need anything please call me.

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  18. Ray and I worked together at the CNR many years ago. I respected him as a co worker and friend. Sincere condolences to Betty and Family. Emile Dubois

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  19. Judy Koch (Steen) :

    October 18th, 2011 To My Dear cousin Betty and all your children, It is with great sadness and shock that I learned of Ray’s illness and passing just this afternoon. I truly hope he, you, and the family did not suffer. Having gone through a cancer death with my own father, I know how rough it can be. Ray was one of the special ones like my Dad and I am sure he will be missed by many. I feel for your family and the adjustments you will have to make. Betty, I know you are a strong woman so rely on your strength to get you through the next two years. It does get easier after that. Love from your cousin Judy and this branch of the Steen family.

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  20. Eleanor Beckwith :

    Dear Betty and family, you have been on my mind, and in my prayers over this very difficult days. Ray was a wonderful, husband, father and friend to all who knew him ….. I cherish these many years of friendship with you and Ray ….. love, Eleanor.

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  21. lAL AND HELEN SHIELD :

    DEAR BETTY, AND FAMILY AND TEENY
    OUR THOUGHTS BE WITH YOU TODAY. MAY MANY BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES HELP YOU ALL.
    HELEN AND AL

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  22. Betty and family – Sharon and I would like to express our deepest sympathy for the loss of Ray. Ray was a great guy to work with and also to have fun with. He provided me a lot of sound and practical advice in my time at CN and as your son said today in the eulogy he was a real square shooter.

    Our deepest sympathy,
    Ken and Sharon Schoor

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  23. Marlene Osmond :

    Betty and family
    I was so sorry to hear of your loss.
    Ray will be sorely missed.
    Fortunately you have many good memories and they will help you through these difficult times.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

    Marlene Osmond

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  24. George Forrester :

    Gloria and I extend our deepest condolences to the Kyle family; Ray was a good friend at university and he was one of the “nice” guys.
    George Forrester

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  25. Janine Hawkins :

    Dear Betty,

    I was so sad to hear of Ray’s passing. I remember such good times spent with Ray, you and your family. He will be dearly missed.

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  26. Michelle Hauri :

    Dear Betty and family
    I am very sorry to hear of Ray’s passing. My deepest condolences are with you all at this time. He will be remembered fondly.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all

    Michelle

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  27. So sorry to hear of Ray’s passing. Please know that our warmest thoughts and prayers ar with you at this most difficult time.
    Ray and i served in the 8th Hussars for several years,when i went into the regular forces I lost track of him.
    I never forgot just what a nice fellow he always was!
    Reat in peace ol friend.

    Scovil

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