Obituaries

Raymond Edwin Robideau

12/07/1927 - 14/01/2024

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Obituary For Raymond Edwin Robideau

It is with great sadness the family of Ray Robideau announce his sudden passing at McKenzie Place in Grande Prairie, Alberta at the age of 96 years.

Raymond Edwin Robideau was born July 12, 1927, in Bezanson Alberta toEdwin and Florence Robideau. Ray was the youngest of five children. He met Jean (Coney) in the community of Bezanson and they were married on November 19, 1952.

Ray started working for the County of Grande Prairie, in July of 1952, and retired March 1984 at the age of 57 after 32 dedicated years.

In April 1956, Ray and Jean bought a quarter section East of Grande Prairie in the Crystal Creek area. They stayed there to raise their family of eight children before moving into Grande Prairie, in May 1997, where Rayremained in his home for the next 26 years, until his move to Mackenzie place in April 2023.

Ray enjoyed dancing with his sweetheart Jean, curling, golfing, horseshoes, camping, and especially family gatherings, where there were always guitars and singing involved!

Ray was a quiet man, gentle, and always smiling. He was a pleasure to be around.

He had an immense extendedfamily and numerousfriends, who also sadly will misshim.

Ray will be deeply missed by his children Sherman (Kathy), Wendell (Myrna), Chris (Cindy), Trudy Andres (Gregg), Debby (Brent) Ferris, Charlotte Waldroff, Janice (Allan) Belyan, and Roberta (Jim) Meeres, as well as 19 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Ray was predeceased by his wife Jean, after 61 wonderful years of marriage. He was also predeceased by his parents Edwin, and Florance, his stepdad Bud Gallant, as well as his sisters Audrey Neuman, Beatrice Fells, Louise Kimble and his brother Albert (Bert) Robideau, and grandchildren Shonie Gillespie, Ryan Ferris, Chad Robideau, and Scott Fermon, and son-in-law Ron Andres.

A special thank you to thestaff at Mackenzie place, Doreen, Donna, Laurie and Rita for the extra care and kindness they showed to our Dad.

There will be a Celebration of Life at a later date to be announced.

If you would like to make any donations on Ray's behalf, please donate to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, #100 119 14 St. NW Calgary AB T2N 1Z6 or theAlzheimer's Association,10531 Kingsway Avenue Edmonton AB T5H 4K1 or to a charity of one’s choice.

Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home 780 830 7742 bcfh.ca

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  • 19/01/2024

    Hugs to all - Ray lived a long happy life, he will be missed

  • 18/01/2024

    Sending heartfelt condolences

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