July 18, 1936 – August 10, 2022
In loving memory ~
It is with deep sadness the family of Raymond John Molnar announces his passing in the early morning hours of August 10, 2022 at the age of 86 years. Ray will forever be in the hearts of his beloved wife of over 65 years, Pauline and their daughters; Pamela (Jim) Cave, Sandra (Shane) Axelson and Sharon Molnar. Ray leaves behind six grandchildren; Jessica, Eric, Andrew, Michelle, Anders and Carter and seven great grandchildren. Ray is also survived brother Donald and his wife Gladys, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and his brother Wilfred and his wife Lou.
Ray was born on July 18, 1936 in Yorkton, Saskatchewan to John and Mary Molnar. Ray met Pauline Shypitka in Cranbrook, and they were married on December 1, 1956.
Ray worked for various companies over the years; Liquid Air; Seagram’s Distilleries and for Mohawk Terminals in sales. After his retirement he worked for Mohawk as a Hotshot driver which was his favorite job. Ray’s family would often laugh when his phone rang and yell”Hotshot” as Ray jumped up to go on a trip.
In his younger years Ray enjoyed going up Bull River for hunting and fishing trips on horseback with family and friends. He also enjoyed his years as Captain of the CranbrookCadet Corps. Ray loved to help organize events for the “Class of ’55”, who were his life long friends.
Ray was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to many. He was extremely proud of his daughters, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He had a special relationship with each of his grandchildren and had a large impact on their lives. He constantly provided words of encouragement to both hisloved ones and people he interacted with day to day. He always looked for the positive side and had a real zest for life.
The family would like to thank the staff of Fisher Peak Medical, the Heart Function Clinic, and the EKRH for their care and kindness to Ray.
If friends desire, memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.markmemorial.com.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Mark Memorial Community Funeral Home in care of arrangements (250) 426-4864
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