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SIWIEC, Raymond Allen

January 26, 1947 –Toronto, Ontario
November 11, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta

Raymond Siwiec beloved husband of Laura Madeline Siwiec (nee Lee ) of Calgary, AB, passed away on November 11, 2014 at the age of 67 years.

Best friend and life partner of Laura, father of Andrea (Calgary) and Stephan (Milwaukee) left us following a long battle with prostate cancer. Ray is also survived by sister, Virginia (David) of Toronto, brother, Dan, of Toronto, cousins and nephews and by his much-loved Aunts, Sophie, Stella and Jenny. Also mourning his loss are Laura’s mother, Kay Lee (Montreal), brother, Dan (Toronto), sister, Susan (Calgary) and brother, John (Susan) of Mont Saint Hilaire as well as five beautiful nieces.

Raymond was predeceased by his parents Ella and Edward Siwiec.

Ray graduated with an M.B.A from York University and began his career as a developer under the tutelage of Joe Fruchter at Cadillac Fairview. This work eventually lead him to Calgary in 1980. Ray struck out on his own many years ago and created several junior capital pools, the one he was most proud of- Foothills Oil & Gas Ltd.-was listed on the TSE. Ray’s collaboration with Bill Kiff, Phillip Coleman and Doug McArthur, among others, in these endeavors energized him.

Ray was a very proud Dad. He supported and guided Andrea along her career path, he “coached” Stephan along in his hockey career. No sacrifice was too big if it would be of benefit to them. Ray knew that his children live his values of integrity, service and honesty.

For any who wish, a donation can be made to The Alberta Cancer Foundation, C/O Tom Baker Cancer Centre 1331 29 St. NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 4N2

Our sincere thanks to Drs. Tina Cheng and Chris Elzinga of the Tom Baker and their staffs. Thanks also to Donna Dyer of the Palliative Home Care Team. Our gratitude, beyond what we can express, to the amazing staff at Santuari Hospice. You made the last phase of Ray’s journey so comfortable with your compassionate expertise. Heartfelt thanks to Paul Wright, our friend for years and helper these past many months. We couldn’t have done it without you.

“What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” Napoleon Hill

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Monday, November 17, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Raymond Siwiec, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W. Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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  1. David Hart & Family :

    Laura, Andrea and Stephan:

    Our deepest condolences at the loss of Ray, as a husband, father and, to me, a long time friend.

    He is dearly missed.

    David, Gloria and Sarah

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  2. Kristen Couch (nee Wilken) :

    Dear Laura, Stephan and Andrea

    My heart felt condolence goes to you at this time. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you now.

    Kristen

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  3. You know that we are so very sorry about Ray. He was a dynamic person and certainly it was an honour to call him “our friend”. We will miss him. Our love to all of you. We would be with you, if we could.
    Love,
    Deb, Medard, Samantha, Medard Tyson and Miss Lily.

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  4. Tracy Bradbury & family :

    Dear Laura, Stephan and Andrea
    I’m so sorry for your loss, my thoughts are prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time.
    Wishing you peace and comfort now and always; you’re in my prayers.
    Love Tracy

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  5. Tracy Bradbury & family :

    Dear Laura, Stephan and Andrea,
    So sorry for your loss, thinking of you and your family during this very difficult time.
    Thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Love Trace

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  6. Laura and family,
    I am sadened to hear of your loss. I hope your many wonderful memories help you through this difficult time.
    Judy Sherin

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  7. Dearest Laura, Stephan and Andrea,
    My deepest sympathies on your great loss. Such a wonderful husband and father will be dearly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Rose

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  8. Nancy & Bill Kiff :

    Dear Laura, Stephan and Andrea

    Sorry for your loss. Ray impacted the lives of many. We will miss him.

    Our thoughts are with you.

    Love Nancy & Bill

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  9. Linda Aldridge :

    Dear Laura Stephan and Andrea

    My heartfelt condolences to you . May your memories of love and happiness surround you at this difficult time.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you,
    Linda

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  10. Nancy & Bill Kiff :

    Laura, Stephan and Andrea

    Very sorry for your loss. We will remember Ray as a good friend. He will be missed.

    Our thoughts are with you.

    Love
    Bill & Nancy

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  11. Love and hugs to you all. May your Memory Tree bloom with the exuberance we will always associate with Ray. Peace…

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  12. Nancy Norris & Lawrie Williams :

    Laura, our thoughts are with you and your family.
    Nancy & Lawrie

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  13. Laura,
    my condolences & thoughts to you at this time of grief. Your stories of Ray & your children brought so much joy & comfort to me. I know he will always be in your heart & life. Love & hugs.

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  14. Theresa Sheehan :

    Dear Laura, Stephan and Andrea,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in your loss of Ray and with Stephan and Andrea in the loss of their father.

    Theresa

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  15. Dear Laura,
    Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Out thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    Paulina Duska and family.

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  16. Kerris Bengert :

    I am so sorry for your clearly devastating loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. If there is anything at all I can do to help in anyway please don’t hesitate to contact me. All my love. Kerris

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  17. Kevin and April Christo :

    Dear Laura, Stephan, and Andrea,

    Our thoughts and most heartfelt condolences to you all for your loss. Thinking of you all at this time.

    Kevin.

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