Raymond Thomas Brunner passed away January 16, 2021 at Red Deer Regional Hospital.
He was born in 1935 in Hanna Alberta. He was the seventh son of Frank and Theresa Brunner. He went to school at Scapa and worked on the family farm.
In 1958 he moved to Calgary to attend Berean Bible College where he met Grace Arlone Thompson.
They were married in Calgary, AB on July 7, 1962 and in 1964 Ray and Grace moved to Red Deer and raised their two children.
Ray worked at Webb Distributors, Travelaire Trailers, and Traction Heavy Duty Parts.
He was active in his church leading Christian Service Brigade Boy’s Club, as an Elder, and operating the sound system. He was also active in Camp Tee Pee Pole west of Sundre, AB where he was involved as a leader, camp cook, and on the Board of Directors. Anytime a workday was scheduled at the camp to build or repair a building, get ready for summer camps or close the camp for the winter, Raymond was there doing all that was needed.
Raymond is survived by his loving wife Grace; son Kevin (Laura) of Eustis, Florida and daughter Sharon of Calgary, AB. He also remembered by four grandchildren; Lucas, Kaleb, Lisel and Joely as well as siblings Richard of Hanna AB, Lawrence (Joanne) of Calgary AB, Al (Doreen) of Calgary and Helen Standing of Hanna, AB; sisters-in-law Alice (Clifford) Miller of Lombardy Ontario and Lois Thompson of Surrey, BC; brothers-in-law Paul (Elizabeth) Thompson of Edmonton, AB, Robert Thompson of Abbotsford, BC and Stephen Thompson of Chilliwack, BC and numerous nieces and nephews and freinds.
Raymond was predeceased by his brothers Frank, Joseph, Alfred and Martin; brothers-in-law Jesse Standing, George Thompson and David Thompson.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions a small private family service will be held and a celebration of life will be held at a later date.
If you so wish donations may be made in Raymond’s memory to Far East Broadcasting Canada 8888 Odlin Crescent #3200, Richmond, BC V6X 3Z8 https://febccanada.com/en/
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