W. Ray Tull of Calgary, passed away peacefully, with his family at his side on Saturday, December 15, 2007 at the age of 83 years.
Ray was born on January 27, 1924, on a farm near Prague, Oklahoma. He worked extremely hard all his life, first on the farm, and then on the oil rigs, which eventually brought him to Alberta in 1949. Ray went on to own and operate Canbridge Drilling Ltd. which he sold in 1970 when he formed Tull Exploration, and he retired completely in the late 1980’s. His greatest joys in life were his family, golf, and curling. Upon retiring he continued his passion for golf and curling with the same vigor and total commitment that he spent on any endeavour that he pursued. Ray represented Alberta at the Canadian Curling Championships, three times at Seniors and five times at Masters, winning the Masters in 1988. Ray will be greatly missed by those at the Calgary Golf and Country Club, the Garrison Curling Club and various other curling clubs around Calgary. His family and friends can take comfort in knowing that he was curling “right to the end”.
Ray will be dearly missed by his loving wife Louise, of sixty-three years; his two daughters, Frances (Blake) Anderson and Jo Claire Dunsmore; his grandchildren Jay Anderson, Kimberley Dunsmore and Patrick (Tara) Dunsmore and by his precious great-granddaughter Lauren. He also leaves behind his sister Lena Mondichak of Richmond, VA; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Pete and LaVonne Tull of Prague, OK and James and Marge Tull of Mannford, OK; his brother-in-law Roy (Mary) Pospisil of Calgary, AB; his sister-in-law Mildred Miller of Lindsay, OK and by his many loving nieces and nephews. Ray was predeceased by his parents Roy and Mattie Tull, his son-in-law Richard Dunsmore, and by his nephew Terry Tull.
We shall not mourn his passing, but celebrate his life at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Friday, December 21, 2007 at 10:00 a.m.. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca.
In living memory of Ray Tull a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences