Raymond Stammen peacefully passed away in Winnipeg, Manitoba on February 26, 2011 at the age of 79 years.
Born in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, Raymond moved with his family to the Rorketon District in 1944. He farmed in the area for many years and also was well known for his carpentry skills. In 1988, he retired from farming and moved to Vancouver. He always was a very active member of the Knights of Columbus. In 2004, Raymond moved back to Manitoba and spent his last years in the Golden West Centennial Lodge in Winnipeg.
Raymond was pre-deceased by his parents Isadore and Mary Stammen, brothers Charles, Donald, Kenneth, brother-in-laws Aurel Fortin and Bernard Farlette.
He is survived by his sisters Alice (Jim) Coady of Winnipeg, Marion Farlette and Diane (Claude) Chepil of Terrace, BC, Joan of Pahoa, Hawaii, brother Jerome (Rita) of White Rock, BC and sister-in-laws Muriel and Doreen as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, June 18th, 1 p.m. from Notre Dame de Toutes Aides Roman Catholic Church, Toutes Aides, Manitoba. Fr. Norberto Monton will celebrate the mass. The Knights of Columbus Lawrence Council will lead the Rosary at 12:30 pm. Interment in the Parish Cemetery with a reception to follow in the Toutes Aides Community Hall.
Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Smigelski, Charlie Luke, Raymond Moffatt, Syl Honish, Robert Taylor and Lloyd Christenson.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in memory of Ray to a charity of one’s choice.