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DECTEROW, Raymond (Ray) George

May 19, 1949 – North Battleford, Saskatchewan
December 18, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Ray Decterow, beloved husband of Shirley Decterow of Calgary, AB, passed away on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at the age of 69 years.

Ray is lovingly remembered by his family and friends for his kind heart, joyful spirit, and uplifting sense of humour. He was happiest outdoors with loved ones and a fishing pole.

Ray is survived by his wife, Shirley Decterow; children, Brian and Sheryl Decterow; sister, Betty Marinow; and brothers, Ken and Vern Decterow. He was predeceased by his father, George Decterow; mother, Vera Decterow; and sister, Joyce Decterow.

A Celebration of Ray’s Life will be held in the Hospitality Centre at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB) on Friday, April 12, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made in Ray’s honour directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email donorservices@cancer.ab.ca.

In living memory of Ray Decterow , a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB, T2X 3J3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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  1. I am sorry to hear of Uncle Ray’s passing. I wish I had seen him more.

    Love his niece Darcie

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  2. Veronica & Barrie Johnson

    My deepest condolences, Shirley, to you & your family.

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  3. Dale & Fern Hunt

    I’m so sorry to hear about your brother, Betty. Our sympathies to you and your family.

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  4. Our deepest sympathy to all the family members.
    Jean and Dennis Omelchenko, Fanny Bay BC

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  5. Our hearts and prayers are with you at this time…..
    Mike and Starr Russell, Strathmore, AB

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  6. We are so sorry to hear of Rays passing. Ray was a super good guy.
    Our prayers are with your family at this time.

    Kate and David Neels.

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  7. Dearest Shirley & Family – you will be in our prayers and thoughts tomorrow when you gather to remember a loving husband and supportive father. No words can fill the hole in your heart. Cherish all the memories you have…because there are a lot in a life well lived. Greg & Syl

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  8. Shirley and all the Family – We are so deeply saddened to hear of Ray’s passing. We have so many great memories of Ray and wish we lived closer and could have spent more time with him. He will be in our hearts forever. We pray for each of you to have strength for today and in the future. Sending our heartfelt hugs to everyone. Love Patti & John Hill and all the family.

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