BOYER, Raymond: December 11, 1924 – August 1, 2012

Boyer, Raymond (Ray) Isaac “Ray” was born December 11, 1924 in Grande Prairie, Alberta. Ray passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at the QEII Hospital in Grande Prairie, Alberta.Ray grew up in the Kleskun Hills area, attending East Kleskun School. Ray served in World War II with the Seaforth Highlanders and was a Life member of the Royal Canadian Legion. He was employed with the County of Grande Prairie for 32 years, becoming Superintendent of Public Works. He served as County Counselor from 1985-1995. Ray was Alberta Senior Citizen of the year in 2000. He volunteered for many worthwhile organizations in the area, being especially involved and instrumental in the development of Kleskun Hill Museum. Ray’s landscaping and flower gardens is a reflection of his love for nature, God and family. Ray leaves to mourn his loving wife Rita of 59 years, sons Doug (Judy), Arnie (Kim), daughter-in-law Leona, grandsons Ryan, Blair, Travis, Josh, and Chad, and granddaughter Tammy, great grandchildren Austin and Nikki, brother Harry (Jean), sister-in-law Ruby Boyer. Ray also leaves behind Rita’s siblings Alan (Kay) Robideau, Betty (Alan) Fenton, Joan Ford, Joyce Stanley, Terry (Ed) Hildebrand and their families, along with many friends and extended family members. Ray was predeceased by son Eldon, daughter-in-law Betty and grandsons Evan and Tyler. Funeral Service will be held on Monday, August 6, 2012 at 1 p.m. at the Bezanson Community Church. Following the service lunch will be served at Kleskun Hill Park. Memorial donations in Ray’s memory may be made to the Bezanson Church Building Fund or Charity of one’s Choice. Condolences may be sent by visiting www.oliversgrandeprairie.com






ELDON RAY BOYER

October 3, 1954 - January 10, 1995

I Do Not Go Alone

If DEATH should beckon me with outstretched hand
And whisper softly of "AN UNKNOWN LAND."
1 shall not be afraid to go,
For though the path 1 do not know,
1 take DEATH'S HAND without a fear,
For He who safely brought me here
Will also take mc safely back,
And though in many things I lack,
He will not let me go alone
Into the "VALLEY THAT'S UNKNOWN"...
So 1 reach out and take DEATH'S HAND
And journey to the 'PROMISED LAND"
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ELDON RAY BOYER

Born October 3, 1954 in Grande Prairie, Alberta.
Died January 10, 1995 in Grande Prairie, Alberta,
at the age of 40 years.

Funeral Service
Saturday, January 14, 1995 at 11 am.
Grande Prairie Alliance Church

Clergy
Pastor Mike McWhinnie

Pianist
Shirley Ewert

Musical Selection
"Amazing Grace"

Soloist
Gary Robideau "Because He Lives"
Soloist
Bruce Reimer "Almost Home"
Duet
Bernie Ewert and Verena Suter
"What A Day That Will Be"
"Precious Lord Take My Hand"

Eulogy
Ed Hildebrand

Pallbearers
Walter Suter     Terry Blackburn     Dale Sheridan
Sherman Robideau     Jim Brown     Raymond Koenig
Cheryl Robideau     Verna Boyer

Cremation will follow

Memorial Donations
Childrens' Educational Trust Fund
c/o Mr. Ed Hildebrand
Following the service, the family invites you
to share a Fellowship Lunch at
Harry Balfour School auditorium, 10815 - 104 Street.




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