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RAYNER – Robert Charles

August 14, 1944 – October 7, 2010

Robert Charles Rayner beloved husband of Marilyn of Calgary, passed away on Thursday, October 7, 2010 at the age of 66 years.

Robert was born in the family home in Greenmount, PEI to Jean and Charlie Rayner. He was raised and received his education there as well. He later moved to Dartmouth, NS where he met Marilyn and married her there on September 21, 1963. They later moved to PEI where Robert continued his education to become a plumber, while at the same time continuing to be involved in other ventures. In 1990, they moved to Calgary where Robert began R and M Plumbing and Heating which he has continued to operate. Robert was a well respected man in his field and his community. He was a man of God in all aspects of his life. Robert will be lovingly remembered by his family, friends and business associates.

Robert is survived by his wife Marilyn; two daughters, Starlene Rayner and Pamela Rayner; son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Kimberley Rayner; two grandsons, Spencer and Griffin; one brother Paul, eight sisters, Ollie, Betty, Faye, Velma, Irene, Fern, Linda, and Marjorie and their families. Robert was predeceased his parents Jean and Charlie Rayner, one brother Wayne and one sister Alida.

Funeral Services will be held at Oak Park Church Of Christ, 11263 Oakfield Drive S.W., Calgary on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to Alberta Bible College, 635 Northmount Drive N.W. Calgary, AB T2K 3J6 Telephone: 403-282-2994.

In living memory of Robert Rayner, 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. Sharon Simmons :

    Words can not express how heavy my heart is for all of you. Pam, I was blessed a few weeks ago when I was able to give you a hug. Remember that hug as I send you many more while you go through this difficult time.
    Love Always
    Sharon

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  2. Lowell and Beryl Clark :

    Dear Marilyn and family and Ollie,ALlan and family ”
    We were very saddened to hear of Bob’s passing this past week.
    He was a super guy and will be so missed by all who had the honor to know him ~
    Sending you our love and sympathy

    God Bless
    Lowell and Beryl Clark

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  3. Shirley Moats :

    When I received Marsha’s email on Thursday I was saddened tremendously and can only imagine the loss you are all feeling… I hope after a little time passes, you will be able to remember Bob’s contagious smile and warm personality without today’s pain. My thoughts and prayers have certainly been with you during these past terrible months…He was such a great man and loved you all so much and showed that love always…

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  4. jim and pearl schurman :

    Marilyn and family.We were shocked and surprised to read of Robert’s passing.The notice brought back lots of memories of times spent together.We always thought a lot of you and Robert and now our memories seem to be even more important than before .All our best to you and your kinfolk in this time of sorrow.Regards, Jim and Pearl.

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  5. Reuben Ramsay :

    I worked for Bob on PEI in the 1980’s and he was a great employer. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. Deepest sympathies to the entire Rayner family.

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  6. Iva & Jack ( Schurman) :

    Marilyn, Starlene , Pamala and Steve , and family, we are both saddened to hear of Roberts passing this week, please accept our sympathy at this time of sorrow, this will be a great void in your family. He was a wonderful boss. Iva

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  7. Dear Marilyn, Starlene, Pam, Steven, Kimberly, Spencer and Griffin,
    Uncle Bob was one of those special people who had so much spirit and energy; such lust for life. Who could forget his smile? The loss of his presence will be difficult to bear but knowing his suffering is over and he is with his Heavenly Father, is a great comfort. Know also that we are thinking of you in your time of sorrow.
    Love Debbie, Brian, Harry, Charles, Ben and Ashley.

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  8. Betty and Preston MacDonald :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in this difficult time.

    Betty and Preston

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  9. Sandra (Larter) O'Meara :

    Dear Marilyn and family — I was so saddened to hear about the death of my wonderful friend Bob — please know I will keep you in my prayers during this difficult time —
    Miss you tons Marilyn, would sure like to set down with a cup of tea and have a chat with you — Love as always, your friend, Sandra

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  10. Jim and Sandra Davis :

    Dear Marilyn and family,
    Our sympathies are with you during this very difficult time. I know that Bobby put up a real good fight and it must be so hard to see him go. I will be remembering you and all the extended family in my prayers. May God carry you through the sad and lonely days. Love from all our family to all your family and extended family,
    Cousin Sandra (Rayner) Davis

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  11. Beatrice Roberts :

    Dear Marilyn, Starlene, Pam and Steve
    We were sorry to here of Bob’s passing this last week. Our thoughts and prayers ate with you at this time. He will be missed by everyone who knew him. Love you Dave, Bea, Derek and Sandra

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  12. Norma ( Rayner-) Cairns :

    Dear Marilyn and family, We were so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing Our sympathies and prayers are with you all at this very sad time. It has been a long time since I have seen him, but I remember how he loved and cared about his family growing up. May God be with you all at this sad time, Love Cousin Norma Rayner-Cairns

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