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SCHWARTZENBERGER, Raymond (Ray) Donald

January 29, 1933 – Beiseker, AB
July 8, 2013 – Calgary, AB

Ray Schwartzenberger, beloved husband of Lucille, passed away Monday, July 8th, 2013 at the age of 80 years.

Besides his loving wife of forty-seven years, Ray is survived by his children Kurt (Karyn), Greg (Debbie) and Megan (Wayne) and his precious grandchildren Sarah, Nicole, Rachel, Ryan, Nathan, Hannah and Sophie. Ray came from a large family of thirteen siblings; he is also survived by six sisters Vena, Vera, Jeanette, Edna, Carol and Joan. He was predeceased by his parents Mary and Ed, four brothers Pat, Fritz, Gerry and Doug and two sisters Virginia and Marie.

Raised on the family farm in Beiseker, AB, he went on to obtain a B.Sc. at the U of A in Geology in 1955. His career as a Geologist spanned over fifty-five years at several oil and gas companies. Although very successful in his chosen profession, he valued his family and loved ones the most. Ray had a passion for travel but his greatest love was for his grandchildren. He will always be remembered for his warm and generous spirit and his great sense of humour. Ray will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church (1600 Acadia Drive S.E.) on Friday, July 12, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Ray Schwartzenberger, 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. Michelle Davies :

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Ray will be dearly missed!

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  2. Brenda Pearson :

    I’m so sorry to hear the news of Ray. I hope you find comfort in the memories you have created together.

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  3. Joan and Alex Fraser :

    Lou – Al and I were so sad to hear of Ray’s passing. We haven’t seen you in ages but remember fondly our first days in Calgary. You have a lot of family that will help you over the next part of your life and you will be in our thoughts and prayers. Much love to you all. Joan and Al Fraser

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  4. Sharon Jacobus :

    Megan and family; So sorry for your loss. My heart and thoughts are with you and all of your family at this time.
    Sharon Jacobus (Homes by Avi)

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  5. Barrie and Julie Orr :

    Ray was always so much fun. We always enjoyed spending time with Ray and Lou. They were wonderful times at St. Cecilia’s school raising our kids. Everyone loved Ray. Please accept our deepest sympathies. Julie and Barrie Orr

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  6. Nancy Beamish :

    I had the pleasure of working with Ray for a few years at Pan American Petroleum, first in Regina and then in Calgary. He was a wonderful kind and thoughtful person with always a positive outlook on life. My prayers go out to his family and I know he will be missed but always remembered.

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  7. Laura Davies :

    To all the family: We loved Ray so much. His love for life and family and his wonderful humor will be missed by all. I cherish the memories of the times we all shared. My deepest sympathies.
    Laura Davies

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  8. Grant Trimble & Nancy Roy :

    Ray will always be remembered as one of the “good” guys. We worked together for a number of years at Pan Am – In fact, he & I (plus Cam Berry & Paul Nazarchuk)car pooled to work some 50 years ago. Ray was always a gentleman – quick to smile, absolute professional and extremely ethical. Although we haven’t interfaced alot in recent years, he will always be remembered as a “great” friend.

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  9. John Boyd & Evelin Toupin :

    In remenberence and thoughts for our longtime friend Ray, we know he will rest in perfect peace. And our sincere condolences to Lu and the family, may God bless you all.

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  10. Brenda McKeown :

    Lu: My parents enjoyed many years of bridge and friendship with you and Ray. I have such good memories of him being at our house. He was always kind and friendly. My thoughts are with you and your family.

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  11. Tara & Peter Medhurst :

    Dear Megan and family,

    We are so sorry to hear about your dad. Our prayers are for you while you deal with your loss.

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  12. Angela and Mike Woodford :

    To Lu and Family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. Ray was a true gentleman and left a lasting impression on all of us. We will remember his warm smile and generous laugh. Our thoughts are with you at this time>

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  13. Gus and Pat Tzotzos :

    We remember Ray as a great hockey dad and both Ray and Lu as marvelous parents, wonderully supporting of all the boys on the team.
    God bless you and all your family, Ray.

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  14. Wendy & Ken Wilson :

    We were sorry to hear of Ray’s passing. Our caring thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

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  15. Jason Becker :

    To Greg, Debbie and Family –

    Very sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing.

    I always thought your Dad was so cool when we were growing up. At the risk of causing you a little embarrassment Greg, I remember that time you had a little too much to drink at a party at the Breckenridge’s and we didn’t think twice about calling your Dad to come pick you up. The fact that a bunch of kids felt comfortable doing that is a testament to how cool your Dad was and how much he loved you kids.

    Cheers

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  16. Bob & Sylvia Gingras :

    Lou, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad and difficult time.
    Sorry for your loss. Bob & Sylvia Gingras.

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  17. Vince & Hilde Beckie :

    Our sincere condolences to Lucille and family Vince roomed in a house with Ray and others some 50+ years ago in Regina He was a sociable and sincere person . Vince and Hilde Beckie

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  18. My sincere condolences, Lucille, on the passing of your husband. If there is anything I can do, please let me know.
    Hugs, Ellie Dagg

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